Our Partners

Global Communities is a US-based international non-profit organization. Its mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. The organization believes that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community themselves. In Ghana from 2009 to 2013, Global Communities generated formal employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for low-income youth in the solid waste sector under the Youth Engagement in Service Delivery (YES) project. Working with Artisans association and other four consortium members under the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE) will replicate with the construction sector the value chain approach they successfully used under YES.

OICG targets literate youth with two-year classroom-based training programs in English in 14 areas including electrical, carpentry, masonry, drafting, and welding and fabrication. OICG also targets non- and semi-literate youth with an apprenticeship program that includes basic literacy and numeracy, plus 6-12 month on-the-job technical training using pictorial manuals and local languages. OICG partners with close to 80 master craftspeople to improve their ability to train and mentor the apprentices. Both of OICG’s training models incorporate recruitment, screening and orientation, as well as basic business management and life skills, career counseling, job-placement and follow-up services.

African Aurora Business Network LLC (AABN) is a market-oriented enterprise development organization established in 2001 with a record of successful project management and service delivery. The partnership with AABN would enable AAG members to start a new business or expand and formalize an existing business.

HFC-Boafo is a joint-venture microfinance service provider established in 2007 by Global Communities and HFC Bank; Boafo means “helper” in the Twi language. HFC-Boafo originates and services MSME loans and mobilizes micro-savings on behalf of HFC Bank, targeting low- and moderate-income Ghanaians HFC-Boafo provides financial education to small business operators like members of the Artisans Association of Ghana. The Bank offers offers opportunity for members of AAG to open savings accounts HFC-Boafo is in the process of refining its Boafo Ye Na savings and credit products, and offer it in new cities, and broaden and expand its marketing campaign, potentially through SMS and radio. The partnership between AAG and HFC Boafo would make it possible for members to access financial services.

GRATIS Foundation is a technology transfer, training & manufacturing organization operating in Ghana whose mission is to promote industrialization by developing and disseminatiing technologies to industry, particularly, micro, small and medium scale enterprises and strives to reduce unemployment throiugh the provision of skills training such as Welding and Fabrication, Machining, Foundery Practice, Machine Design and Product Development and Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

The African Career Centre (ACC) was conceived from an incredible sense of indigenous African inventiveness and innovation with approaches and strategies directed at solving capacity and skills challenges and constraints within Africa and other developing economies across the world with emphasis on career development and professional efficiency

TXTGHANA is a mobile-media company that provides integrated mobile services spanning mobile entertainment, mobile information dissemination and the enabling of mobile based products and services that are engineered to build, continually enhance and retain mobile relationships with the mobile generation.