Our Life Academy Story
Life Academy is a Touch A Life program aimed at providing vocational training opportunities and life skills development for young adults in the organization’s care. Touch A Life provides long-term rehabilitative care for children rescued out of slavery in Ghana, West Africa. While many children will proceed through traditional channels of the Ghanaian education system, ending up in local colleges or universities, some young people find a better fit for their futures by pursuing vocational opportunities in lieu of typical schooling options. Life Academy fills the gap for these young adults by providing them with the resources and training they need to become successful adults, employees, and entrepreneurs.
The Life Academy program is located in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, and it operates on a 12-month cycle. The goal of Life Academy is to prepare the young adults who have graduated from the Touch A Life Care Center to be self-sufficient and responsible for their livelihood. Specifically, this program also prepares participants to gain and maintain meaningful employment and equip them with professional skills.
Launched in February 2016, the Life Academy program currently serves eight students in their early twenties.