Training in Ghana encourages country’s growth.

By June 13, 2006

Ghana (MNN)–Ghana’s people face persistent unemployment and underemployment. Together, these two issues undermine the country’s growth.

The key, says Oasis International’s Ambrose Brennan, is training. He’s speaking from the Oasis International Training Centre in Ghana, West Africa. “There’s a need for employable skills, and many times, people in Prampram and some of the village areas don’t have access to the schools, as people in the capital of Accra or the Port of Tema would have, which is the reason we believe God put us in this village.”

The school is a state of the art, bi-level facility adjacent to the beautiful Benin Bay/Atlantic Ocean. It includes modern classrooms, a library, kitchen, dining room, conference rooms, recreational area and limited dormitory space.

One of the goals of the Center is training young men and women to be the leaders of tomorrow. By teaching and training and raising up other leaders, they can affect whole congregations and assemblies. In this way, the training has a multiple effect.

Many of their students also pursue Bible studies, too, which directly impacts their community for Christ. But, with growth comes challenge.

Brennan explains: “Because of the gasoline prices, which is hitting everyone very hard, transportation is a real problem. Most of the people here would have to travel by taxi. So, we’re really praying that God could supply us with a bus or small van, somewhere where we could transport the students here to the center.”

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