Community Cultural Center for Youth trains students in the development of artistic skills



Some students from the Accra Girls Senior School attended a two-day workshop organized by the Community Youth Cultural Center (CYCC) aimed at developing their artistic skills.

Students learned modern skills in the arts including; beadwork, ceramic, batik tie & dye and kente weaving at the CCYC training center in Accra.

CYCC Director Dr Akosua Abdallah said in her speech at the workshop that the program is in line with government plans to train young people in relevant professional and entrepreneurial skills to improve their lot.

“As a cultural institution, we consider it essential to orient young people towards the cultural path to help maintain our rich cultural heritage.

“We know the difficulties associated with securing white collar jobs, so engaging these young people at this early stage will equip them with a set of practical skills that can help them earn a living in the future,” a- she declared.

Ms. Abdallah revealed that one of the major problems of the center is the lack of raw materials, funding and human resources to enable them to train more young people and take them off the streets and called for support.

Ms. Rosemond Amuzu, Deputy Director of Programs at the National Commission for Culture, encouraged students to acquire craft skills and take their academic work seriously.

She said having a second source of income would allow them to live a better life and also support the arts and culture of the country.

Priscilla Agyemang, a student at Accra Girls Senior High School, said the workshop allowed her to develop an interest in ceramics.

She said she plans to learn more about the trade to enable her to generate income to support her education.

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