CoRe aims to provide support for young people in Ghana by mentoring and equipping them with the needed resilience skills so that they can survive and thrive during and after COVID 19 pandemic. The programme would provide support to the following beneficiaries:

YIEDIE Youth Association

YIEDIE is part of the Youth Forward Initiative, which is focused on transitioning economically disadvantaged young people to find quality employment or start their businesses in the growing agriculture and construction sectors in Ghana and Uganda.

YIEDIE is a five-year project designed to create economic opportunities in Ghana’s construction sector for economically disadvantaged youth, implemented by Global Communities in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. YIEDIE will directly reach at least 23,700 of these youth with training in technical, life and/or entrepreneurship skills leading to employment.

The project applies an integrated youth-led market-systems model to improve the capacity of youth and service providers across the value chain. Youth will benefit from having job opportunities and higher income. Sector stakeholders—such as private sector firms, financial service providers, training institutions and government—are expected to benefit from improved coordination and capacity.

MASO Youth Network

MASO Youth Network is a five-year programme, focused on creating employment opportunities for the youth (aged 18-25) in Ghana’s cocoa communities. It is implemented by five consortium members made up of Solidaridad, Aflatoun, Ashesi University, Fidelity Bank and the Ghana Cocoa Board.

MASO is part of the Youth Forward initiative, which is a partnership led by The MasterCard Foundation, Overseas Development Institute, Global Communities, Solidaridad, NCBACLUSA and GOAL. Its focus is to link young people to quality employment or to start their own businesses in the agriculture and construction sectors in Ghana and Uganda. This five-year, US$74 million initiative will reach more than 200,000 economically disadvantaged youth aged 15-24.

The Youth Forward Initiative uses a holistic approach that combines market-relevant skills training, mentorship, internships and access to financial services to help young people transition out of poverty and into sustainable livelihoods.

National Service Personnel Association

Established in 1973, the National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana with a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country.

The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) was established in 1986 for all post and voluntary service personnel.

NASPA seeks to promote the welfare of National Service Personnel. NASPA helps to identify redundant Service Personnel in the communities and recommend their redeployment to other sectors of the economy where their services are most needed.

Springboard Road Show Foundation Alumni

The Springboard Road Show Foundation is the promoter of diverse mentoring and developmental interventions aimed at young people. Its flagship annual programme, the Springboard Road Show has evolved into the nation’s biggest personal development conference since its first edition in January 2007.

Over the past 14 editions, over 200,000 participants in Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia have directly benefited from career guidance, group coaching, leadership conferences and one-on-one mentoring with over a million digital participants recorded.

Ghana National Association of the Deaf

The intervention also targets the young people between the ages of 18-35 years who have hearing impairment. All audio-visual materials are interpreted in sign language to help the understand and participate in the programme.