Stonebwoy addressing participants at the workshop
The maiden edition of Stonebwoy’s Bhim Skills Training Workshop was held last Friday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church premises at Ashaiman in Accra.
Under the auspices of the Livingstone Foundation, a charity organization founded by dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, the training workshop offered training to those who wanted to equip themselves to become entrepreneurs.
Over 40 participants from various parts of Accra attended the training workshop.
Dubbed “The Bhim Skills Workshop”, it covered areas such as small scale farming, entrepreneurial development training, food & agro food processing, fashion accessories production, production of household cleaning products, natural cosmetics production and fashion designing.
Speaking at the workshop, the award winning dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, said this initiative was inspired by the recent scourge that the coronavirus outbreak had left on businesses the world over and leaving most people unemployed.
According to him, “This is our contribution to also support each other, especially during these difficult times when the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on everybody. I hope that all that you have learnt today will be of great use to you some day if not today. This is how big companies that produce consumables started,” he said.
He revealed that periodically this charitable initiative would move into different spaces to where services of professional trainers who had knowledge in a particular field would be required to train us on the work culture and ethics to create an environment suitable for the labour force sector.
He, however, added that the Livingstone Foundation would, on July 17, be giving a humanitarian aid to the visually impaired at the Eye of the Lord Orphanage Home at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The foundation has been very instrumental in advancing social responsibility activities like donating to the accident victims at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, opening of the Bhim Shop and the one house one toilet project in Ashaiman among others.
Stonebwoy recently released his fifth studio album titled Anloga Junction, which is already making positive waves on the international music market.