CAPACITY BUILDING OF FARMERS IN BEEKEEPING

Trax Ghana beekeeping project is aimed at sustainable environmental conservation including tree growing and increase in household income, hence bringing a positive change in the standard and quality of life of beneficiaries.

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KAVLI SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOLS TRAIN ON COMPOSTING

Trax Ghana staff carried out composting training for students and teachers of Kavli scholarship schools; St. Luke, Beo-Tankoo and TI Ahmadiyya Junior High Schools in the Bongo district of the Upper East region.

By creating own compost and then using it during planting, households are able to return much-needed nutrients to their fields. This enriches the soil and results in organic food production. All of the locally available materials for composting such as ash, fresh and dried grasses were supplied by students while animal waste, soil, and water came from the Kavli farm where the training was conducted. Participants were taken through techniques of stacking and combining of materials.

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RESEARCH ON VSLA

A very big thanks to Felicia and Perdena, our two visiting students on placement from the University for Development Studies, for their presentation on their research during their time with Trax.

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Illegal Miners in Upper East receive entrepreneurial development training

By Anthony Apubeo, GNA

Bolgatanga, May 11, GNA – Trax Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in Bolgatanga, has supported some youth in selected mining communities in two districts in the Upper East Region with artisan and craftsmanship training.

The project which was on the theme “Tools for Self-Reliance Entrepreneurship and Life Skills Training” and had its funding from Tools for Self-Reliance (TFSR), UK, an NGO, drew the participants from the Pelungu community in the Nabdam District, Duusi and Gbani communities in the Talensi District.

They would be equipped with knowledge in trade fields including; carpentry, masonry, dress-making, blacksmithing, shoe making/repairs, motorbike repairs, electrical works and bicycle repairs.

Trax Ghana, which operates in the Upper East and the Northern Regions and other regions in the country organised the five-day training as part of its programme known as “Preventing illegal gold mining by supporting self-reliance through artisanship and craftsmanship”

The beneficiaries would be attached to master craftsmen and artisan in the above mentioned trades and undergo twelve months of intensive training in their respective fields to gain in-depth practical experiences.

The initiative, which is also aimed at minimising the damage illegal mining caused to the environment, apprenticeship fee, tools kits and start-up capital with low loans interest to the beneficiaries to start their own businesses when they complete the training.

Speaking at the inauguration of the programme in Bolgatanga, Mr Vincent Subbey, the Director of Trax Ghana commended the participants for patronising the intervention and said the training was part of strategies to re-orient and re-equip illegal miners to learn some trade and avoid engaging in illegal mining business.

While encouraging the youth to take the training seriously to enable them acquire employable skills and knowledge to improve upon their livelihoods and their families, the Director said the project would save them from the dangers associated with illegal small scale mining activities.

The business and life skills training for the youth which is considering the first set of participants, focused on areas including; business management, record keeping, savings culture, through the Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA), and how to live in good health to help prevent the spread of   HIV/AIDS and STIs.

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Illegal Miners in Upper East receive entrepreneurial development training

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New Trax Ghana Board inaugurated

The Bolgatanga, Upper East regional capital circuit court Judge, His Honour Malcolm E. Bedzrah has sworn into office members of the newly constituted board of Trax Ghana. The inauguration was held in Bolgatanga on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Conference Hall of the organization.

After administering the oath of office and oath of secrecy to the members who were present, the judge congratulated the board and charged members do their work professionally, collaborate with Trax Ghana management and ensure the success of the organization.

Speaking with a common voice, members of the board express their readiness to support management in dealing with the major challenges facing the organization.

Membership of the board includes Mr. Andrew Opong-Peprah, Mr. Asher Nkegbe and Mr. Zimi Al-Hassan.  The others are Dr. Francis Amagloh, Mr. Emmanuel Abeliwine and Dr. John Bosco Azigwe.  The rest are Hon. Bride Mambisi Apania and Mr. Luu Yin

Trax Ghana Director, Vincent Subbey (red & black top) delivering the welcome address

His Honour Malcolm E. Bedzrah (in smock) administering the oaths to the members

From left: Mr. Zimi Al-Hassan, His Honour Malcolm E. Bedzrah, Hon. Bride Mambisi Apania, Mr. Vincent Subbey and Dr. John Bosco Azigwe

 

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PROVIDE HOSPITALS WITH ANTI-SNAKE SERUMS TO PREVENT DEATH OF RURAL FARMERS

Provide hospitals with anti-snake serums to prevent death of rural farmers

http://www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh/provide-hospitals-with-anti-snake-serums-to-prevent-death-of-rural-farmers/

 

Provide Hospitals With Anti-Snake Serums To Prevent Death Of Rural Farmers

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