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PVOT COHORT 2: Inspire Action trains 11 people in detergent manufacturing

Inspire Action through its Promotion of Vocational Oriented Training (PVOT) initiative has trained 11 people for the second cohort of its detergent manufacturing class. With a mission to provide vocational education to underserved members of the community, Inspire Action began the training on Tuesday, April 8, 2024, to equip these trainees with lifelong skills.

The PVOT initiative has so far trained a total of 24 participants in Wig-making and detergent manufacturing. The first and second cohort of the detergent manufacturing training had 7 and 11 people in attendance respectively and 6 persons registered for the first cohort of the wig-making class.

Records from the Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey Quarter Three Labour Bulletin by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) indicated that the average rate of unemployment in the country has risen to 14.7 per cent in the first three quarters of 2023. The number of unemployed youths aged between 15 and 35 rose from about 1.2 million to over 1.3 million during the same period with the rate among females consistently higher than males.

The roadmap to significantly reducing unemployment in Ghana requires strategic actions including helping the private sector and individuals start their own businesses/companies to employ themselves and others.

In a bid to reduce unemployment in Ghana, Inspire Action introduced the PVOT initiative to train about 500 people in a span of 12 months. There’s an open invitation for more individuals to join. If you or someone you know is seeking to gain valuable skills for a better future, reach out to Inspire Action. You can call us on 0535209014 or send a WhatsApp message to 0595006991.

To ensure the training has a significant impact on the trainees, they will be enrolled in a mandatory entrepreneurial class organized by Inspire Action. This is to ensure that they can use the skills they acquire to earn a living.


Inspire Action in January this year launched the pilot phase of the PVOT project which covers several fields such as fashion design, wig-making, pedicure, manicure, barbering and detergent fabrication. This initiative aims to reach out to the underprivileged members of our society such as orphans, persons living with disabilities, youths who cannot afford regular training schools, victims of human and sex trafficking, victims of gender-based violence, etc.
This project is an opportunity to equip beneficiaries with the necessary skills and tools to foster economic security upon successful completion of the training either through employment opportunities on the free market or self-employment, thereby providing a certain level of economic stability to support their livelihoods.

By Jessel Lartey Therson-Cofie

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