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OAfrica

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
OAfrica
Country and localization
Ghana, Accra
Supported people
227 young adults in precarious situation
Project helped in
2013 - 2014 - 2016
Amount of the support
430 000 euros

YASS: a programme to support young adults to the point where they become self-sufficient.

OAfrica was founded in Ghana in 2002 to help families abandoning their children. The charity aims to place these vulnerable children back in their families by providing them with overall support: education, nutrition, hygiene and health.

In 2006, in order to support the older children (aged 18-25 years) towards independence, OAfrica set up the Young Adults Support Services (YASS). This programme aims at supporting young people in their first steps towards adult life, at encouraging these young people to continue their education, either at university or in a technical training institution appropriate for their career aspirations and at helping these young people to enter the jobs market.

In 2013 and 2014, Solidarity AccorHotels provided support for 148 young adults in this programme. Strengthened by its success, in 2064 Solidarity AccorHotels renews its support in favour of 79 young people.

The project holder
Khalid Silbouhali
General Manager ibis Styles Accra Airport

Myself the father of 2 children, I am particularly sensitive to OAfrica's actions in favour of the orphans of Ghana, and deeply interested in supporting and accompanying young people on their way to becoming fully independent.