Community-Based NGO Promotes Girl-Child Education In W/R

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A community based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the Western Region, is advocating for girl-child education and women empowerment in
the society, particularly in the rural areas in the region.

Executive Director of the voluntary organization, Ms Adeline Adjei, disclosed that the project was inspired by her desire to promote girl-child education, help marginalised women and children in the communities to realize their dreams by way of breaking barriers, which hinder their progress.

Ms Adjei, who disclosed this in an interview with The Herald said, even though many women aspired to attain greater heights, they were restricted due to funding, limited opportunities and accessibility to Counsel.

She noted that her group, would embark on various seminars and workshops to create awareness and educate them on their rights and encourage them to progress and attain high positions like the men.

The organization, which is currently operating in Kutukrom, Sikaneasem among other remote villages in the Western Region is said to have supported some underprivileged with donations to support some children’s education.

Miss Adjei, who is also native of the area said more than One thousand Ghana cedis was also donated to a women group at the area to assist themselves and rise up to challenge.

According to Executive Director, women have roles to play in the governance process and therefore the need to promote girl -child education and therefore not allow them to be relegated to kitchen as cooks in future.

She said there is the need to encourage vulnerable women to acquire handiworks and also learn trades that would help them lessen their conditions so as not remain deprived in the society.

Miss Adjei indicated that, even though the organization is constrict of resources, it would do as much she could to solicit for funds to support the underprivileged.

She gave the assurance that, the organization would appeal to corporate bodies and institutions, particularly mining companies in the region for sponsorship and resources to support brilliant but needy girls in the community.

Last year for example, the organization was said to have supported best female student in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with books and some learning materials.

Vulnerable Aid Ghana is an organisation that seeks to protect the welfare of women, widows and girl-child education in the rural areas.

Ms Adeline Adjei advised young girls to take their studies serious and prove to the male counterparts that indeed they are capable of doing what men can do.

She said urged parents to put in mind the popular quote “if you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a nation” as motivation to promote girl-child education.

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