Yendi (NR) Oct 13, GNA - As part of activities marking the International
Day of the Girl Child, the Yendi Municipal office of Campaign for Female
Education (CAMFED) organised a float through the principal streets.
Some of the placards carried by students had inscription such as ‘‘Let us brighten world for girls, if you want to break the circle of poverty, educate the girl , a girl child can do what a boy can do as long as she is given a chance and little girls with dreams become women with vision.”
After the two-hour float, the students assembled at the office of CAMFED in Yendi, where Mr Mohammed Fuseini, the Yendi Municipal Programme Coordinator urged them to remember the 66 million girls who were out of the classroom worldwide.
Mr Fuseini said as they celebrate the progress made by many towards the education of girls in the world, they must first recognise the role CAMFED as well as CAMFED Association (CAMA) had played in the creation of opportunities for girl-child education in the country.
He said over 2,000 girls had been supported by CAMFED in the Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools(SHS) in the Municipality adding that CAMFED through its bursary programme was offering scholarships to girls at both secondary as well as tertiary levels of their education.
He stated that girls are sponsored for the duration of their courses in the SHS as well as tertiary and a comprehensive bursary package had been designed to answer the educational item gaps of beneficiaries.
He said beneficiaries’ school fees as well as basic school items, uniforms, books, elective and core text books, stipend and transportation of beneficiaries were all borne by CAMFED adding that the tertiary scholarship was even bigger and better to produce women leaders who would be agents of change in their communities.
He said the Teacher Mentors (TM) of partner schools were trained on child protection and development, guidance and counselling, leadership among others for them to meet the psycho-social needs and the academic needs of girls in school.
He said the theme for the celebration, “leveraging resources for girls’ education and women transformation agenda for 2030 was very appropriate as real transformation was globally accepted.
Madam Adombire Pagnyaaga Haleematu Core Trainer of CAMFED commended the students for joining them for the celebration and gave the assurance that CAMA would provide a platform for young inspired women and girl advocates, sensitise, educate and achieve results using girl power.