The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) has commissioned ten(10) youth engagement centres across Ghana to support at least ten thousand young Ghanaians between the ages of 14 years.
This will help develop digital and entrepreneurship skills by accessing online courses, organizing peer-to-peer learning sessions within their community, scheduling engagements with industry leaders and mid-career professionals for career guidance and mentorship support, and accessing tools to build their policy advocacy skills.
The youth engagement Centre is located at Accra Central Library, Tema Branch library, Ashanti Regional Library, Cape Coast regional library, Effutu Regional library (Winneba), Sekondi Regional library, Koforidua Regional library, Wa library, Bolgatanga library and Tamale Library.
The Executive Director of Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) in an interview with the media said the youth population needs to be empowered effectively to identify and find solutions to the various societal problems and these centers would be a safe environment where the youth would be made ready to use their innovative skills to make the country a better place.
He commended Unicef for helping in these initiatives by agreeing with them in making the centers freely accessible to the youth coming at no charge to them by making a huge investment in these centers to sustain digital inclusion and innovation in Ghana.
Unicef Deputy Representative, Mr.Fiachra McAsey on his part added that their partnership with the Ghana Library Authority is to prepare Ghanaian youth for the future of work with education and skills while empowering them to be proactive citizens of the country.