More than 100 girls from various second cycle institutions across the country have been inducted into the CAMFED Alumni (CAMA) network at a ceremony held at the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana.
The ceremony was also to celebrate the successful completion of the Senior High School (SHS) by the 2015 CAMFED bursary girls and also provide guidance to the graduands on career and life choices.
The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young girls.
The event, which had the them, “Inspiring passion for community service in young women; the role of CAMA,” was also to create a platform for networking among all CAMFED school leavers and tertiary scholars.
Delivering the key note address, Madam Christiana Azure Ayinzoya, Greater Accra regional Girl Child Education Officer, urged the girls to promote a welfare system that would promote the well being of their communities and the nation as a whole.
She said it was expected of the girls to go back to their schools and offer assistance in the form of service to both teachers and pupils.
Madam Ayinzoya called on the girls to set good examples for others in their communities to emulate, and contribute positively to developmental projects in the community.
“It is also your duty to keep your community informed by sharing information while developing sense of responsibility towards people in the community,” she advised.
The CAMA Metropolitan Chairperson, Ms Vida Ekumah said the event would be used to provide guidance to the graduates on career and life choices .
Ms Ekumah said CAMFED’s mission is to multiply educational opportunities for girls and empower young women to become leaders of change.
She added that CAMFED’s beneficiaries were supported with the aim of helping to break the vicious cycle of poverty, promote economic independence among young women and also provide a platform where young rural women and girls could have a voice.
She said CAMA would this year, receive about 7,567 school leavers into the network from various districts in the Northern, Upper East , Upper West and Central regions.
She said to help give back to the community, the network would organise programmes on experience sharing, service leadership and goal setting to educate them on how to develop the passion for community service.
She urged parents and guardians to contribute towards the child education agenda and empowerment of the girl child to ensure economic, social independence and peace in the community.
By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu