YASS: a programme to support young adults to the point where they become self-sufficient.

  • Field of intervention
    Vocational training
  • Supported organization
  • Country and localization
    Ghana, Accra
  • Supported people
    525 young adults in precarious situation
  • Project helped in
    2013 - 2014 - 2016 - 2017
  • Amount of the support
    58,000 euros

OAfrica was founded in Ghana in 2002 to help families abandoning their children. The charity aims to place these vulnerable children back in their families by providing them with overall support: education, nutrition, hygiene and health.

In 2006, in order to support the older children (aged 18-25 years) towards independence, OAfrica set up the Young Adults Support Services (YASS). This programme aims at supporting young people in their first steps towards adult life, at encouraging these young people to continue their education, either at university or in a technical training institution appropriate for their career aspirations and at helping these young people to enter the jobs market.

Since 2013, Solidarity AccorHotels supports the programme to help more than 500 young adults of the association. The teams at ibis Styles Accra Airport are involved with the association and organize resumé sessions and professional interview simulations.

Father of 2 children, I am particularly sensitive to OAfrica's actions in favour of the orphans of Ghana, and deeply interested in supporting and accompanying young people on their way to becoming fully independent.