GIBICTS Center for Community & Youth Development (GCYD) started about 18 years ago when the founder established a computer Training school Called Magacom. The school first started in Koforidua in 1998 as Magacom Computer Training with a Branch in Konongo. In the year approximately a 3 acre land at a Village called Adadekrom in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region which he intended using it for his cottage. The intension was to develop the land for the cultivation of Vegetables, Animal Husbandry, Fish Farming and other aspect
2009, Magacom Computer Training was moved to Birim North District, New Abirem and changed its name to Global Institute of Business and ICT Studies (GIBICTS). Its core business was to train people especially the youth to become not just computer literate but also competent to make them employable in the society. It was also designed for them to gain knowledge in ICT to be successful in this computer world.
Alongside the journey, the founder added Agribusiness to the core function because of his background and interest he had in Agribusiness. He was able to acquire an of agriculture to earn a living alongside his permanent job (Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd., Akyem Mine) He also acquired a 14 acre land for both Cocoa and oil Palm cultivation. All the above intensions were successfully implemented on the said lands.
In 2013 the founder was made redundant by his employer which made him take the Agribusiness and the IT training as his permanent jobs. He also joined an international club called Optimist International which main mission is to provide hope and positive vision to bring out the best in the youth. He is the President and founder of the club in the eastern part of Ghana. His participation in the club’s activities made him recognize the potentials he has in helping bring the best in the youth. This also made him realize the potentials and resources God has giving him to help the deprived youth. He then decided to us the resources to build their capacity and empower them to face the world’s challenges. This gave birth to GIBICTS CENTER FOR COMMUNITY & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.
GIBICTS Center for Community & Youth Development is being set up to expand the work of GIBICTS in the others fields of training so that more youth can be imparted with the knowledge in ICT, Agribusiness and other Vocational/Technical Skills training programs. This would enable them become self-employed or gain employment in either the public or private sectors.
Now, GCYD has a land of about 3 acres to establish this Training Center. We can also boost of a four acre land which is about 200 meters from the training ground for our demonstration farms (Fish farming, Vegetable Production, Animal Husbandry and Poultry Production). Is our vision that, by the next five years, we would have an ultra-modern training center with hostel facilities for our apprenticeship and internship programs. Our Long-Term Goal is to help Ghana achieve a higher rate of youth employment and reduce poverty by the year 2025.