In line with its commitment to assist in lessening the acute plight bedeviling the development of girls pursuing various forms of education in the deprived communities in the Upper East Region, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) call Link Community Development, initiated some educational support for female children. The sole aim of the NGO is to enhance intellectual capacities of the girls to enable them grow to become productive and responsible citizens contribute meaningfully to the progress of the country.
Briefing participants during in a stakeholder engagement in Logre a community in Nabdam District, the Upper East Regional Managing and Evaluation Officer of Link Community Development, Hellen Apuko, says they will be supporting 2,875 marginalized girls in four districts namely; Bawku West, Nabdam, Kassena Nankana West and the Builsa North districts, with 1,875 girls in the formal and 1000 girls in the non formal educational institutions.
Madam Hellen said, the project would be establish classes in 11 communities with each class admitting at least 25 girls with the age range of 10 to 14 years. She added hinted that the Stage Program is working on some core key technical areas of focus to ensure disability inclusion, ‘do no harm’, gender and social inclusion, safeguarding and protection, as well as teaching and learning, among others to guarantee the safety of children who are enrolled into the program.
The chief of Sapaart, Naab David Dong, who spoke to Word news, said the intervention is sought to empower the female child education in the community and the entire Nabdam district, most parents who were ignorant about the impact of the female child education usually pushed them into early or force marriage.
Source: wordfmonline.com/Gaspard Ayuureneeya.