World Vision Ghana, a humanitarian organisation has equipped over 200 vulnerable girls between the ages of 10-18 with employable skills to activate their hidden potentials during one-week vacation camp last week at Nkwanta.
Speaking after the programme, Mrs. Salomey Yeboah, Nkwanta North and Kadjebi Cluster Manager of World Vision, noted that the initiative was aimed at strengthening and empowering young females with skills necessary to thrive in a fast-skewed environment and further raised public awareness on the negative impact of child marriages.
She noted that the initiative has equipped the beneficiaries with team building, self-esteem, personal hygiene, reproductive health and as well, nurtured them spiritually to become reproductive and beneficial to society.
She seized the opportunity to advise the beneficiaries to continually practise the training skills they have acquired to improve their livelihood.
She also stated that World Vision is overwhelmed with the patronage adding that the outfit has seen value for the resources invested in the training.
Mrs. Yeboah is optimistic that the next vacation girls’ camp would see more increment in number to help vulnerable girls develop their hidden skills and called on parents not to force their female children into early marriage but rather give best support in their education.
The Municipal Director of Education in Nkwanta South, Dr. Stephen Kwame thanked the Organisation for the continued support in education activities in the municipality and advised young girls to take mathematics and science serious adding that these subjects are not reserved for boys only but girls can even do better provided they study hard.
He indicated that teachers who teach science and mathematics would be equipped with teaching and learning materials to make it easy for their understanding.
The beneficiaries who spoke in an interview with voltaonlinegh.com expressed gratitude to World Vision Ghana and assured that the skills training will help them improve their standard of living.
By: Obrempongba K. Owusu/voltaonlinegh.com