Nneka Youth Foundation is organizing a youth camp for the youth at Afienya circuit between May 5th to 10th, 2014.
The Youth camp, which began Monday saw 750 beneficiaries from about 14 communities within the Ningo-Prampram district undergo mentorship programme.
The camp will among other things, seek to ensure the youth in the area change their mindset and attitude towards education; as well as to fight the various vices crippling the future of the people.
“We seek to have the mindset of our young ones changed to fight the society’s crippling vices like Teenage pregnancy, Drug abuse, Examination failures and School dropout rate that are very prevalent in our society,’’ Cecilia Fiaka of the Nneka Youth Foundation told citifmonline.com.
Mentors from various fields of expertise, will train and encourage the beneficiaries on the need to develop themselves.
Nneka Youth Foundation has also started preparations towards its August 2014 Summer Camp programme to host 3,000 youth from three different districts in the Volta Region.
This is an improvement on the 2013 programme which saw 1,000 youth age between 12 and 16 from 44 deprived communities on a two-week camp.
The Nneka Youth Foundation is aimed at giving the necessary guidance and support to children in the rural communities in an attempt to curb the social vices among the youth and bring them to the point of believing that they too can be world changers.
‘’It is our conviction that the transformation in the thinking of our future leaders will inevitably lead to a positive transformation of our nation,’’ Mrs Fiaka said.
According to her, camps like this will lead to the betterment of the rural communities which have been characterized by poverty and almost no worthwhile achievements.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana