This publication highlights a few of the many anecdotal accounts of beneficiaries of the ‘Next Generation Cocoa Youth Programme’ (MASO) implemented across six cocoa-growing regions in Ghana.
The five-year (2015-2020) programme focused on building the capacity of the youth to enable them to pursue cocoa farming and related businesses as economically viable full-time vocations in their communities. Ultimately, this was expected to contribute to the needed manpower to ensure a sustainable cocoa sector and reduce rural unemployment.
The beneficiary accounts underpin the overall programme results that are illustrated in this publication.
The ‘Next Generation Cocoa Youth Programme’ was funded by the Mastercard Foundation.
Solidaridad led the implementation of the programme involving a six-member consortium — Aflatoun International, Ashesi University, Opportunity International Savings and Loans, Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited, and the Ghana Cocoa Board.