THE TRAIN POINT MODULE
This Module-initiative was introduced by Solid Rock Association as the operating- activity platform to implement the Youth Preventive Work program. The initiative has been outlined into ‘Phases and Batches’ to meet the practical poverty-challenges engulfing young people, the youth and related groups in deprived communities.
The Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro which is made up of about 12 different communities in Accra is the first community to benefit from the current Phase of the initiative, which is resourcefully supported by Foreningen Roskilde Charity Society in Denmark.
Train Point Model- Project Phases Breakdown
The model has been outlined into four separate Phases. Each Phase of the project spans 3-4 months within which project activities are pursued diligently to achieve set targets.
Participants are grouped into batches as the Module progresses through its cycle of activities.
Each batch forms the first group which will benefit from the other two Phases of the Module as part of efforts to enhance continuity of purpose within the participants and beneficiaries of the program.
Currently, the first batch participants are benefiting from the rollout program activities.
Registration- Grouped into batch system
Participation in Skills/ Capacity Training Program
Presentation of Certificates
Preparation to be introduced to benefits of Phase 2
Provision of work start-up
Packages/ incentives to enable batch beneficiaries to trade with the acquired and enhanced skills and capacity
Monitoring/ Evaluation progress of the start-up incentives
Prepare beneficiaries to benefit of Phase 3
Project Monitoring/ Evaluation of Beneficiaries work and sustainable livelihood progress
Proceed to introduce the next batch in each training session through the same cycle from Phase 1- Phase 3.
The Train Point Module is an ability and skills enhancement training platform which identifies and supports delinquent and deprived young people and youths and presently, provides the platform and opportunity to some of these interested individuals and participants to acquaint themselves with the ‘know how’ required of each person to experience better daily conditions of life through gainful, self-employable training and learning.
The Module has currently been outlined to directly attract delinquent young people and youth living in under-considered and under resourced communities in Accra-Ghana.
Project Training Sessions
On going through formal registration and, adequately going through completing introductory counseling sessions for all participants, beneficiaries of the model are then regrouped into groups based on the area of interest each participant expresses.
The batch for each training area are then introduced and assigned to the resource person responsible for the particular training program. The specific resource person takes participants through available facilities and training aides before training begins.
As part of an added initiative to enlighten participants during the time span they explore opportunities available within the Train Point Module initiative, a counseling session has been included as, a progressive counseling and motivation platform introduced to participant from the introductory stages of each training program.
Project Team of Resource Persons
A team of professional and experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds constitute the team of resource persons who provide insightful background know how to participants of the Train Point initiative. They include persons who have commitment to supporting individual-youth growth through self-empowerment and self-development programs.
A resource person is assigned to each group session to oversee the training of participant. Participants have the opportunity and interacting with the trainer to learn hands-on knowledge in their chosen area of interest of training.
Additional counseling on the actual prospects in the specific area of training are also outlined to participants on regular intervals.
Train Point Module-Training Course Options Outline
Wood Carving Sessions
The skilled arts and acts of wood carving have been ancient to most communities in Ghana. However, with the passing of time, the ability to generate gainful and enterprising opportunities out of these skills has lost place for preferred white-collar jobs. Under this innovative sessions, participants were who were involved in the caving sessions gradually produces the artistic drums purposefully serving a part of the musical instruments used by the Solid Dance Ensemble Instruments.
Batik ‘Tye and Die’ Training Sessions
Skill training in batik or ‘tie and die’ which is a handmade Ghanaian textile has also taking off in full swing. Participants include ladies and young men who meet with a resource person four times in a week to get acquainted with the rudiment of production.
Their training also introduces participants to professional employable practices and opportunities in the local textile industry which can be of immense benefit which participants can actively patronize to ensure a sustainable economic living condition after receiving training.
ICT Training Sessions
The ICT training platform which is currently ongoing has been categorized into two training groups to include, school-going young people and individual youths within the community who had momentarily dropped out of school and with hope to learn-new.
A routine timetable has scheduled participating-learners to meet with a resource person in charge of ICT training who gives beneficiaries practical experiences with ICT facilities that have been provided for the training. Soon educational learning aids and materials will be needed to progressively promote and expand the ICT education to the increasing interest expressed by underserved children and adults especially women, including the skilled and unskilled within the communities.
Solid Rock Association has also initiated community consultations and collaboration with community stakeholders which has actively stimulated and established a need-met relationship with the community and beneficiaries of the Youth Preventive Work-Train Point ICT program. This is to facilitate the productive use of ICT knowledge acquired from the sessions at training program among youth beneficiaries.
A careful and fundamental assessment of the Youth Preventive Work-Train Point Module program has, productively and progressively demonstrated a need to sustain the program to maintain community impact.
The current progress of the initiative substantively needs monetary, logistical and resourceful assistance and support to enable the constructive implementation and expansion of some the existing infrastructure, logistics and, facilities used for the program.
The aim is to inculcate other young people, youths and youth groups who equally seek the opportunity to benefit from the outline training program as its charts its cycle-Phases.
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