CAMFED commended for championing young girls’ education in Ghana

Tamale,– Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has been commended for instituting projects that have contributed to the development of young girls’ access to quality education in the country over the years.

Mr Richard Baffour Awuah, Director in Charge of Pre-Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, who gave the commendation, said CAMFED Ghana had implemented interventions that complement government efforts at providing holistic and quality education to young girls, geared towards enhancing their growth and development.

He was speaking at CAMFED Ghana 2021 National Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Tamale.

The AGM was on the theme: “Mentoring as a tool for youth development; The role of the Learner Guide model”.

It provided a platform for CAMFED Ghana and its partners to take stock and report on key activities, share experiences and successes, and identify gaps in the implementation of projects within the year under review.

The meeting was also meant to afford participants the opportunity to make inputs to contribute to the formulation of the overall work plan of the NGO for next year.

Mr Awuah noted that providing equitable and quality education to young people, especially girls, was one of the best ways to eradicate poverty, crimes and other social vices in the country.

“We must commend CAMFED for their roles in ensuring that vulnerable young girls within their operational areas have access to education that will help their personal development”, he said.

Mrs Sally Ofori Yeboah, CAMFED Ghana National Director, indicated that her organisation within this year collaborated with the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to develop a ‘Leaner Guide Programme’.

The Programme was designed to improve student’s life, learning skills and their transition through basic and secondary education, through enhanced monitoring services with a structured self-development curriculum.

Mrs Yeboah noted that as part of their strategic plan, her outfit would support about one million young girls to attend school and scale up interventions under the Learner Guide Programme to enhance the girls learning outcomes.

She said CAMFED Ghana was committed to working to ensure that young girls were empowered with the necessary knowledge and skills to become economically resilient and positioned to contribute to the development of their communities.

Madam Fairuza Rashid, Head of Finance and Operations at CAMFED Ghana, who made a presentation on the organisation’s annual operations, said it had rolled out various educational support programme to about 43,438 students so far this year, as against a target of 87,693 by end of 2021.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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