Deputy U.S Ambassador Christopher J. Lamora has commissioned a new school block for the Ejuraman Integrated Community Center for Employable Skills Training.
The move forms part of the U.S Ambassador’s Special Self-Help project and will see over 250 students learning skills in a comfortable setting while instructors will have space to demonstrate best practices.
The US Embassy supported the project with $11,000.
The Ejuraman Integrated Community Center for Employable Skills Training in 2017 when it applied for assistance was one of the over hundred applicants who had applied for support that year.
After a competitive selection process, the Ejuraman Centre was one of the only six that the Embassy selected for that year.
In his speech, Ambassador Christopher J. Lamora said the selection committee was inspired by the Ejuraman Integrated Community Center for Employable Skills Training project which demonstrated a worthwhile goal and a significant lasting effect on the community.
He said increasing access to vocational training is key to developing Ghana and create a path to improving economic independence.
The Special Self Help Programme has supported community development projects across Africa since 1964.
He noted that over the decades, the US Embassy in Accra has distributed over GHC12 million in Special Self Help grant in many communities across the country like Ejura.
The commission was graced by Hon Bawa Braima MP Ejura Sekyedumase, a representative of the Ejura Municipal Chief Executive and the Ejura Divisional Council.