Through this approach, we contribute to filling the gap in youth research and data on our priority areas, relying heavily on our nationwide partnership base, and the tapping of qualified research professionals from within and outside Ghana.
The findings of our research form the basis for effective programming and policy advocacy. Through collaboration with various national and international institutions, we continue to contribute to the knowledge-base on youth development programming by publishing our research reports alongside guidelines, toolkits, manuals, and policy briefs, as well as disseminating them widely to all relevant stakeholders including government, civil society organisations, and private firms.
YES-Ghana focuses on building the necessary skills and competencies for young people to be self-sufficient, facilitating their transition to adulthood.
The objective is to enhance youth literacy, employability, civic engagement, creativity and wellbeing. We work with other youth organisations, trainers, researchers and youth workers to improve learning and financial opportunities for young women and men in a variety of areas directly related to their development, such as life skills, technical and vocational education and training, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, the use of ICTs, civic participation and leadership, among others.
Throughout this work, YES-Ghana promotes equal access to quality education, training and capacity building for young women and men.
Mobilisation and Campaigning remain an important approach in YES-Ghana’s work. We are strengthening our convening role of the Voices of Youth Coalition and are working to expand its numerical strength and capacity to serve as the national platform for holding government and development partners accountable for their commitments at all levels, including demanding transparency and social accountability on policies and programmes.
We continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency base to mobilise and campaign for pro-poor, youth-inclusive policies and programmes at all levels.
We deliver services that empower youth succeed in becoming life-long learners, productive members of society, materially sufficient and self-respecting citizens. Our service delivery approach is focused on the nexus between education and employment.
This approach emphasises the need to help young people get access to formal and informal education, skills training, and technical support that they require in order to achieve a transition to formal or informal, self or wage employment.