UpShift

An opportunity to support youth and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable, to become a force for positive social and economic change, contributing to a competitive labor force, sustained economic growth, improved governance, and vibrant civil societies.

About
UPshift The Project

An opportunity to support the youth and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable, to become a force for positive social and
economic change, contributing to a competitive labor force, sustained economic growth, improved
governance, and vibrant civil societies.

The UPSHIFT program blends leading approaches to youth
and adolescent development with social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

OUR
OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this project is to pilot the UPshift program in three regions of the North of Ghana supporting 200 adolescents and youth in these areas with marketable skills for employment and exposure to social innovation and entrepreneurship which will promote a vibrant youth workforce and sustainable economic growth.

Our intervention

Our intervention is in four measures…….

01.

Consultative stakeholder engagement with selected youth, Representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, CSO’s, ESO’s, Financial Institutions, and representatives of the media in Tamale, Walewale, and Damongo respectively. This is to contextualize the UPshift program for these cities.

02.

 Identification and engagement of the target groups to attend Human-Centered Design (HCD) workshops where participants will be guided to identify challenges in their local community. Supported with research on the impact of these challenges on stakeholders, provided specific training opportunities to use critical thinking, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills to develop and prototype potential solutions.

03.

Providing targeted support and guidance on youth employment and entrepreneurship to the selected young persons through HOPin Academy and its partner’s complementary services This will support the young people in identifying a pathway to (self- )employment in line with interests developed/exhibited through the HCD workshops.

04.

 Documenting systematic learnings from the implementation of the UPSHIFT program. This will include an understanding of the methodology, an evaluation framework that includes baseline and end-line data and analysis, and the development of case studies and/or policy briefs from the pilot.

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