Events

An Outreach on “Entreprenuership Opportunities”

 

An Outreach took place at the office of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) and the Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA). This was to inform them about #MMN and to see how together we could define a smart way to identify what alternative opportunities for skills acquisition and entrepreneurship are available for the youth and how the youth can benefit from the BAC/GEA offices. The BAC/GEA officer assured and also used documents to prove the plans put in place to support the youth in Ghana. The officer explained the plan for the A – E meaning Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship of which some youth are beneficiaries. #MMN is already in collaboration with them to work for the wellbeing of the youth in their local communities.

Stammtisch in Keta on “Human trafficking and Human smugglers”

 

 

Stammtisch was organized and held at Tsiame Community Centre in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, with fifty-seven (57) participants – 30 males and 27 females. The topic discussed was Migration Decisions and Human Trafficking. We also talked about the topic: Resources and Information, the Plan before you pack concept.

The training helped the participants to understand modern ways of human trafficking and how smugglers can traffic potential migrants through the internet and social media. They also learned how they can use  Social Media to educate themselves about job opportunities at home, start something small and grow it gradually as an alternative to irregular migration. Mr. David from the BAC supported the #MMN, informed and also confirmed to participants that there are livelihood opportunities in place for the youth to access. James also talked about possibilities for funds to support the youth who are ready to start something for themselves and also promised to stand by the #MMN as our work is becoming more and more interesting as we mainly focused on youth empowerment and development.

“Planning The Journey” Stammtisch

Community outreach was planned and organized with the women and girls at the Song-Ba Empowerment Centre which was facilitated by Madam Humiamatu(Director for National Vocational Institute) The meeting was attended by 29 participants in all. The outreach was very interactive with every question which was asked by the participants being answered. The ladies were very happy about the engagement and the fact that they could ask their questions and get them answered.

We engaged the women and girls on the topics PLANNING THE JOURNEY. We also made them know that, is not that we don’t want them to migrate but it must be done in a safe way and through regular means. We also help them to plan their journey with the S.M.A.R.T goals for migration.

We also discuss how to measure the goals that will answer these questions:

  • How will I track my progress?
  • How much time do I need?
  • How much of a resource (time, money, energy) do I need?
  • What are some mini-goals I can set along the way?

Stammtisch At University Of Development Studies

 

 

Migration among the youth in the Northern Region of Ghana continues to be a risk to the future workforce of the Region. It is important for youth to set goals from time to time, everyone experiences difficulty getting started on the path to success. Each of us has a unique set of strengths that help us, as well as challenges that hinder us on the way. Goal setting helps us separate our strengths from weaknesses and make realistic plans for improving our lives. Goal setting provides focus and context to a mentor pair.

On the 5th of November, 2021. 30 participants from the University for Development Studies were engaged in a Stammtisch. The Stammtisch was made possible with a proper community entry which was done through the Student Representative Council. After our meeting with the Executives, we met the youth participants where an introduction was made. (Rhoda Wedam) The Local Coordinator went further to introduce the MMN project to the participants. She highlighted the major activities of the project and its operational areas to give the participants more information about the MMN Project. The topic for discussion was on planning the journey specifically on helping the participants to define smart goals for migration.

“Rural Urban Migration” A case of the Yendi Women

 

40 participants who are parents of young girls from 4 training Centers were organized for the first Stammtisch. The Stammtisch was organized at the Presby Lay training center, located on the Yendi road about 5km from the barrier. The meeting was made possible with a proper community entry which was done with the help of the Assemblyman and the heads or owners of the various training Centers.

Rhoda Wedam The Local Coordinator at the meeting introduced the MMN project to the participants and also the facilitator of the day who was in the person of Hajia Alimatu. She also highlighted the major activities of the project and its operational areas to give the participants more information about the MMN Project. The topic for discussion was further introduced for discussion which was on issues that motivates their female children to migrate to urban areas and Europe which was facilitated by Hajia Alimatu Sagito

Outreach By Sabina

 

Sabina Abuga (local coordinator) on Tuesday 7th December 2021, made a courtesy call to Prof. Augustine Tanle, a Professor of Migration and Refugees Studies in the Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast to introduce the MMN activities and Field Guide Tool Kit to him. Prof. Tanle is one of the few professors in the University who has a keen interest and passion for issues related to Migration and Refugees. His interest in women and migration is exceptional. He was amazed about the activities of the Organization and also agreed to support the Organization in achieving its objectives and goal.

“Plan Before You Pack”

 

 

The activities of the Migrant Media Network are to ensure that the potential Migrants/refugees, and Migrants in Transit are made aware of the safer options to migrate to Europe. Sabina Abuga (local coordinator) organized the Stammtisch for the Youth of Alata Jaga in the Central Region. Mr. Kofi spoke to their leader, who gave the team permission to have the discussion with his colleagues. The group leader Frank introduced the team and gave permission to carry on with activities for the day.

The team discussed the topic of the day, “Plan Before You Pack” with emphasis on the risk associated with irregular migration.

For more information about migration options  please visit; https://migrantmedia.network/migration-resources/

 

 

Women Stammtisch “Human Traffickers and opportunities at home and Europe”

 

 

 

Sabina Abuga  Central Regional coordinator Local Coordinator and James Ekow Mensah (Irregular returnee) On Monday, 15th November 2021 visited the Benti community of the Central Region to organize a Stammtisch.  The community influencers introduced the team to the Women Groups and welcomed them to the meeting. An opportunity was given to the participants to introduce themselves. Thereon, the team enlightened participants on the overall goal and objectives of the MMN project. The topic of the day kicked started the conversation “Strategies used by Human Traffickers and opportunities at home and Europe”. After the event participants were aware of the dangers of irregular migrations, Schemes, and tricks used by human smugglers and also How to identify,  mitigate, misinformation, disinformation, and fake rumors about Europe.

Commuity Entry NSUTA

 

 

 

 

 

Community entry is key to our activities, Emmanuel Korsah visited the Chief of Nsuta at his palace with the  Queen’s mother and some community leaders to discuss with him the purpose of me meeting his community people. The Chief Nana Owusu Ameyaw II and queen mother Nana Afofie with the community leaders Mr. Apraku with Uncle Atta who joined Emmanuel to the palace to discuss with the chief his purpose in their community were honored with the opportunity to introduce himself. Emmanuel, told Nana Owusu his purpose for coming and briefed him about the Migrant Media Network  #MMN, and also shared with him some information in the #MMN Field Guide Kit,  he will be sharing with his community people. Nana Owusu delightfully welcomed him again and said is a good initiative, also Nana Owusu thanked #MMN for visiting and choosing his town as part of the communities we are sharing valuable migration information with. He again stated, “his community is one of the communities that youth travel a lot especially through Libya and the desert, and encourage is good for bringing such activity into his community”.

The chief gave permission for the team to undertake information dissemination activities on irregular and regular migration in his community.

 

 

NSUTA 2 #MMN Inter-Comminities Stammtisch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSUTA 2 community stammtisch. The Nsuta Community 1, Shared their experiences and gave feedback to aid Nsuta Coomintuy 2 Play the MMN Game “THINK CAREFULLY; MOVE SAFELY.  The two youth groups of Nsuta in the Bono-East region together with other returnees immersed in the Game and recommend it to be played in all Ghanaian Households for proper sensitization on Migration.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MIGRATION INFORMATION HERE https://migrantmedia.network