An artisan training center in the Ghanaian capital seeking to reduce unemployment, Happy Art Academy (HAA) empowers its students to become “artpreneurs” by engaging in pottery, wood carving or metal work, basket weaving, horticulture, landscaping and interior design. The school even has courses in the design and fabrication of art tools.
Happy Ideall, the Technical Director of HAA says “in addition to our skills training activities, the beneficiaries are provided training on entrepreneurship and marketing. We help them to establish simple accounting, management, budget planning and costing systems and increase their ability to undertake market analysis, processing, quality control, packaging and exhibition logistics”. The training center also goes to the extent of assisting with accessing micro-credit facilities from some of the Academy’s donors and supporters which includes a few commercial banks.
Originally called Ceramic Limited, HAA now boasts of a wide ranging clientele with more than 70% of its students’ products exported to buyers in the UK, Italy and the US. The remaining 30% serves the demand of the West African sub-region as well as the demand of locals and tourists. So any retailers liking what they see here can contact the Academy by phone at +233 (0)244144746 or contact Happy at firstname.lastname@example.org or his associate Bafour Obour Williams at email@example.com.