ACCRA, Ghana, July 16, 2021/
The journey of the second cohort of UNFPA Ghana’s Youth Leaders (YoLe) Fellowship took off on 6th January,2020 moving swiftly into equipping 21 young people with scientifically proven sexual and Reproductive Health information, knowledge for professional development, as well as skills in innovation. These included coding, photography, graphic design, video editing, human-centered design among other relevant proficiencies needed to enable them to thrive in the digital age. Uniquely challenged with the global pandemic, the YoLe Fellows exhibited resilience and continued to implement scheduled activities by virtual means and in adherence to the COVID-19 protocols with the support of the Country Office.
To climax activities of the ‘COVID-19 heroes’, a colorful send-off was held to appreciate their efforts in contributing to the Country Office’s quest to achieving the three transformative results of zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Furthermore, sharing of success stories of the Fellows as well as rich experiences characterised the ceremony while certificates of completion were awarded to the Fellows.