Rebecca Ampah

Anomabo, Ghana

When educator Rebecca Ampah saw a decrease in school attendance and an increase in dropout rates in her community, she was determined to discover the root cause and take action to improve the situation. She learned that some youth lacked interest in attending a traditional school. At the same time, she discovered that those same youths demonstrated strong vocational intelligence that was not being supported by current educational and learning opportunities. In Ghana, families do not always have the resources and materials needed to support a child’s technical education. As a Boys and Girls Club of Ghana volunteer, Rebecca founded the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Club to reach youth who need different opportunities to thrive. Since 2018 she has volunteered at the TVET Club after her job teaching all day. In TVET Club, youth learn baking, bead work, and clothing and furniture manufacturing using a variety of materials. The program’s most notable outcomes include successful youth graduates going on to start their own businesses and bakeries, and a 15% increase in traditional school enrollment. TVET Club empowers students to learn practical and technical skills that support their futures and employment opportunities. Rebecca Ampah has been an exemplary leader for her students and has been nominated as a Promise Awards Finalist for her endeavors. Learn more about Boys and Girls Clubs of Ghana: