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CAMFED Ghana Extends Educational Support to Over 640,000 Students Across 38 Districts

Tamale, Ghana: CAMFED Ghana, a prominent educational NGO, has significantly impacted the educational landscape of Ghana by supporting over 643,964 students, including a substantial number of girls, through various educational initiatives. This achievem...

Tamale, Ghana: CAMFED Ghana, a prominent educational NGO, has significantly impacted the educational landscape of Ghana by supporting over 643,964 students, including a substantial number of girls, through various educational initiatives. This achievement was highlighted during the CAMFED Ghana National Annual General Meeting held in Tamale.

According to Ghana News Agency, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning at CAMFED Ghana, the organization has provided scholarships for 153,649 girls to attend secondary school and approximately 3,430 young women for tertiary or higher education. The theme of the meeting, ‘CAMFED’s 2024-2029 Strategy: Your Role in Successful Implementation,’ focused on discussing the organization’s future strategies and the roles of various stakeholders.

The annual meeting served as a platform for CAMFED Ghana, its partners, and champions to deliberate on critical issues related to their theme and to report on major activities undertaken during the year. It also aimed to gather insights to inform strategies for the upcoming year.

Mr. Danquah further detailed CAMFED’s initiatives, including the training of 2,400 Teacher Mentors and Community Mentors, who support girls in 1,189 partner schools, and 1,107 Learner Guides trained to aid students in secondary and primary schools. These efforts aim to enhance girls’ academic performance and overall educational experience.

In addition to supporting individual students, CAMFED Ghana has focused on strengthening school governance and accountability systems through targeted training programs for school administrations.

Madam Fairuza Safian, National Director of CAMFED Ghana, outlined the organization’s commitment over the next six years to implement a comprehensive support system. This system will focus on the most marginalized girls, facilitating their transition to secure livelihoods and integrating them into a network of peer leaders. These leaders will advocate for the adoption of best practices in national education systems, further amplifying the impact of CAMFED’s work in Ghana.

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