A five-day training workshop to equip scrap dealers, kayayei and other artisanal workers with relevant skills, has opened at Agbogbloshie in Accra.
The trainees, including sports instructors, coaches and teachers will be taken through topics such as the importance of play, sport for development, peace-building and financial literacy.
This forms part of the 15-month-long Sport for Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment Project being implemented at Agbogbloshie.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), partnered with Right to Play Ghana in implementing a Sport for Development project at the Agbogbloshie Scrapyard.
The goal of the project is to equip children and youth (girls and boys) aged 12 to 26 in the Agbogbloshie community with life skills through sports that will instill in them positive values to remain productive.
Speaking on the sidelines of the training Monday, Programmes Director at Right To Play Ghana, George Ahiable said the trainees would be equipped with the relevant skills that will enable them to train others in their communities.
Mr Ahiable further said that there is a string of community events that would be organised along thematic areas on international commemorative days.
Also speaking at the event, Project Officer at Right To Play, Illona Wayo said the trainees will walk away with relevant knowledge and skill to drive change in their lives, that of their families and the community at large.