More girls inducted into CAMFED Alumni

The dignitaries in s picture with some of the CAMFED girls

The dignitaries in s picture with some of the CAMFED girls

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

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