Trailblazers, a non-profit organisation focused on empowering women, has donated items worth about GH₵8,600 to Street Girls Aid Shelter.
The items include 12 bags of flour, two bags of maize and liquid soap, and are to help revamp the bakery set aside to raise income through selling bread to people living within the community and nearby to support occupants of the home.
Speaking during the ceremony, Administrator for Trailblazers, Gifty Takyi, said her outfit’s visit to Street Girls Aid Shelter informed them about shutdown of the bakery that has been supporting the Home due to high prices of flour.
According to her, Trailblazers could not watch the situation get worse – hence coming up with such items to enable them begin full production to support the lives depending on the organisation.
“The previous time we visited the bakery business was on hold, so we decided that we would help them to revamp the business, make money and use whatever proceeds they get to fund other businesses and training that they will be organising in the future. We did this by speaking to other people to put together these items. Because of inflation the price of flour has increased, so we brought this to help them begin operating again,” she said.
Ms. Takyi added that donating the items will not be the only thing to support the Home, but they will organise more training to equip the girls with entrepreneurial skills that will help them build a better future to support their livelihood.
The Deputy Director for Street Girls Aid Shelter, Irene Engmann – who received the items on behalf of the organization, stated that it has become very necessary for every organisation to be sustainable; hence setting up the bakery to support girls in the Home, and also train others to become bakers.
She said the support provided by Trailblazers will go a long way to improve their bakery business. She thanked them for their kind gesture, and promised to ensure it will be put into good use.
Trailblazers is a non-profit organisation that aimed at equipping women with skills to develop themselves to their full potential. Trailblazers believe that all women, in both the formal and informal sectors, should be empowered to fully achieve their potential; and thereby become independent and responsible members of society, contributing their due. Trailblazers thus provide an environment wherein relevant skills and resources can be sourced by women in their quest to develop and build their capacity.