WILDAF Girls Empowerment Club in Kokrobite Basic School

The Women in Law and Development, Africa (WILDAF) has inaugurated a Girls Empowerment club at Kokrobite Municipal Assembly Basic School, to help fight against gender-based violence.

Sponsored by the Crossroads International, the club is aimed at empowering girls to build their self esteem, knowledge and skills to propel them to the next level in life.

It is also geared towards promoting education of the girl-child to reduce the high school dropouts among young girls in the area.

The club is made up of 40 girls from  Kokrobite, who have emerged to champion the education and welfare of girls.

Inaugurating the club, the Circuit Supervisor at Ga South Municipal Assembly, Mrs Felicia Adobea Okine, urged the girls to study hard and exhibit the virtues of a virtuous girl to enable them grow to become responsible adults.

She appealed to parents not to renege on their responsibility to provide the needs of their child but work hard to support them so that they did not fall prey to men who would end up destroying their lives.

“Parents must take responsibility in the upbringing of their children and desist from shirking their responsibility,” she said.

Mrs Okine called on parents to effectively collaborate with teachers in the upbringing of their children who spend most of their time in school.

She entreated parents to enable their girls to achieve their dreams by giving them proper education and to encourage them to be part of the club.

The Circuit Supervisor commended teachers for their relentless efforts in ensuring the proper training of children entrusted in their care.

Ms Abigail Edem Hunu, Programmes Coordinator in-charge of Girls Empowerment at WILDAF advised girls to abstain from pre-marital sex, “so they do not become pregnant or contract sexually transmitted diseases”.

She called on benevolent organisations and philanthropists to support the promotion of girl-child education in the country.

The programmes coordinator noted that with the high number of abuse cases against girls, it is imperative to build the capacity of girls to recognise, prevent and report abuse so as to reduce prevalence rate.

By Benedicta Gyimaah Folley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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