Gomowa Jukwa is a small town in Ghana that's located in the central region. Gomowa Jukwa is approximately 80 kilometers from Accra, one of the main cities in Ghana. However, as we are all aware, much of the well-needed recourses and facilities afforded to larger towns very rarely filters down to smaller, more rural areas.
Along with the apprenticeship scheme the King is also passionate about children who have no homes or families to care for them. He is currently supporting up to 70 young orphans, whom he has personally sought good families for. These families have taken these children into their homes and are raising them as their own. The king personally funds their up-keep with medical care, clothes, food, and education.
Cheryl Phoenix from The Black Child Agenda, who came to Ghana in January 2021 to establish a school, has witnessed the amazing work being done, she feels that this important program run and managed by the King, needs the support of many more hands.
The work that is being done is amazing, however, with a little tweaking, we can give more young people access to this opportunity and support the work already being done.
The Gomowa Jukwa apprenticeships project was started two years ago by King Okatakyi Idan IX. The King saw a need in his community and rather than wait for local or central government to do something, he took the lead in serving his community.
Developing the program has brought essential lifelong learning skills to young people. This has allowed many of them to become skilled employees and also go further to develop their own businesses.
The project has well over 200 young people who are currently, either going through the program or who have successfully completed their training.
The areas that are currently available are in the arena of -