A charitable organization, the Dzabe Youth Development Foundation (DYDF), has been launched to empower and equip the citizens of Gbi-Wegbe in Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region to improve their standard of living.
The Foundation was born out of a partnership between Dzabe Youth Development Association (DYDA) and a Canadian international organization.
It was launched with the theme: “DYDA in partnership with EDEN to provide a bridge to a better life”.
Mr. Noel Agodzo, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, said the partnership aims to give people transferable skills that will help them become better managers of their affairs.
“To do this requires extensive training where the lack of knowledge would be identified and exploited to improve their marketability and make them accountable to their vocations and business interests,” he said.
He said it would help reduce poverty as well as the interdependent relationship between people.
Mr. Lawrence David Penner-Larry, a Canadian philanthropist, said he joined the Foundation following DYDA’s successes in improving people’s lives.
He said he would be given the necessary resources to enable him to expand his reach to benefit more people and help provide social amenities such as boreholes for the community.
A total of 20 beneficiaries already benefit from the Foundation’s support.
He called on the government to work on road infrastructure, which was an important factor in boosting investor confidence.
Mr. Eli Fiamor, the President of DYDA, said that the association has been in existence for 27 years and supports many community development projects.
“As we got older, our aspirations changed, focused on more inclusive growth at home,” he said.
The DYDA focuses on education, social and health in Gbi-Wegbe and its surrounding towns, as well as the promotion of leadership and entrepreneurial skills among young people.
He noted that they have achieved many successes, including paying extra tuition fees for BECE candidates and building a modern 14-unit convenience place for the community.
Mr. Fiamor called on other citizens and groups to support the Foundation to achieve its goal and congratulated Mr. Roland Roosevelt Agodzo, member of DYDA, for his role in the realization of the Foundation.
Ms. Cecilia Fiaka, Chief Executive Officer of the Nneka Foundation, urged the community to embrace the work of the Foundation to do more to improve their living conditions.
Mr. Daniel Noble Awume, the Chief Municipal Executive of Hohoe, pledged the support of the Assembly to improve the work of the Foundation, while Togbe Keh XII, Division Chief of Gbi-Wegbe, urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity to support the efforts being made. .