Do you know that the latest data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that between 2016 to 2020, more than 500,000 teenagers aged 10 to 19 years got pregnant?

This disturbing statistic by the GHS is a rallying cry for all to show more concern about the increasing rate of teenage mothers in our society.

For us at Maximum Joy Foundation, issues of teenage mothers and their well-being still remains our topmost priority.

In promoting our vision of enhancing the well-being of teenage mothers in the society, the foundation on June 4 visited Dansoman Last Stop, in Accra to engage and interact with some teenage mothers.

The visit afforded the foundation the opportunity to engage with these teenage mothers as part of preparations for our upcoming Vocational Training Programme.

With this, the foundation sought to find out from them about the problems and challenges they are faced with in their day-to-day activities.

We also wanted to enlighten them on our upcoming free training programme and why they must take full advantage of it.

For us, as an NGO, the purpose of the upcoming programme will be to empower teenage mothers with self-supporting knowledge and vocational skills that will ultimately urge them on to secure gainful employment while reducing poverty.