1.0 Background of Training Programme

Social Welfare and Community Development Department in one of its collaboration with the Nzema East Business Advisory Centre (BAC), under its mandate of developing the Municipality and improving its economic viability, planned a three-day Personal Care Production (Soap/Detergent, bleach, etc.) training for some selected Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to equip them with artisanal skills that can cushion them economically when utilized.

2.0 Personal Care Production (Soap/Detergent, bleach, etc.) Training for PWDs

A three-day Soup Making Training was organized for Seventy (70) PWDs in the Municipality and the training was participatory for all PWDs who attended.

After introduction of officers and participants present, the purpose of the training was presented by the Social Welfare & Community Development Officer (Mr Prince Nii Lomotey Tagoe) and BAC Head (Mr Richard Boahen), the Resource Person then explained the processes involved in preparing the soap, the materials, and chemicals needed to prepare the soap. Then after, the soap making process began by putting up the fire and adding water and other chemicals/raw materials to prepare the soap through the participation of all participants present. They ended with the end product of liquid soap in different colors and hard/block soap being left to solidify.

The training continued the next day with the solidified soap being cut into bars like the Key Soap Bars and after, the preparation of Bleach began. After the preparation of the bleach, all the varieties of liquid soap, bar/solid soap, and the bleach were well packaged with nice labels from the Resource Person embossed on each packed container.

Closing ceremony was held on the third day, as the Social Welfare & Community Development Director and BAC Head Officer encouraged the beneficiaries to make use of the skills acquired to create jobs for themselves and the youth in the Municipality and to better their lives as disability is not inability.

2.1 Participants

Seventy (70) Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) attended the training programme which lasted for three (3) days.