Action Aid Opens Boys’ Camp

Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a non-governmental organisation aimed at championing the fight against gender violence, especially against women has launched its 2014 edition boy’s camp.

Themed “passion for action: enhancing masculine attitude to end gender base violence” the ten days camping which was in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) seek to influence positive masculine attitude towards girls and women in society. 

In all, about fifty-five boys between the ages of 11to 15 years from deprived communities were selected to champion the course of gender violence as well as visit some historic sites to help them in their educational developments.

Speaking at the launch yesterday in Accra, Mr. Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, the Country Director for ActionAid, said the success and popularity of the girls’ camp was what prompted the organisation to organise its boy’s camp.

He noted that the objective of the camp was to give equal attention to young boys just like that of the girls to enable them acquire positive masculine behaviors.

He stressed that the boy’s camp which was introduced in 2011 had made great impact in shaping their lifestyles and their academic development as well.

“Post assessment report of the camps indicated that, the enthusiasms of the boys keep growing every year thereby making it necessary for the organisation to increase the numbers on future camps” he said

Mr Anis Haffar, the Founder for Gifted and Talented Education Institute (GATE), a non-governmental organisation based in the country, urged the children to have high self esteem and utilized their time judiciously

He thanked AGG for taking the initiative to groom younger ones for them to  become responsible people in the country noting such platforms shape and equip the younger ones who are the future leaders of this great nation.

By Bernard Benghan& Sandra Aklikpe-Osei

 

 

 

 

 

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