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Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) Launches Plan to Promote Girls’ Eduaction

Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) Launches Plan to Promote Girls’ Eduaction

The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched a five-year strategic plan with a focus on mobilising more resources to promote girls’ education, build the capacities and confidence of young women to take up leadership roles in their communities for positive change in the society.

The Executive Director of Camfed, Mrs Dolores Dickson, who launched the strategic plan at the National Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation in Tamale on Wednesday, called for cooperation and collaboration from all stakeholders to help achieve the goals of the three key areas outlined in the strategic plan.

Strategic areas

The three key strategic areas are to “unlock new resources for girls’ education, unleash new potential for young women’s leadership and ignite new action to accelerate change”

The two-day AGM was to provide a platform for Camfed, its partners and key stakeholders in education to dispassionately discuss critical education issues on the theme: “Achieving Camfed’s Five-Year Strategic Plan: The Role of Stakeholders”.

Bursaries for girls

Currently, Camfed is sponsoring a total of 36,786 girls with full scholarships to pursue their education at the junior and senior high school levels in the Central and the three regions in the north which are also Camfed’s operational areas. The NGO is also presently sponsoring the education of a total of 434 girls at the tertiary level.

Mrs Dickson in her address cited a partnership between Camfed and the Chereponi District Assembly in the Northern Region in 2008 that brought about a rapid transformation in the Chereponi Senior High School (SHS).

She said the school was struggling and on the verge of closing down but through its bursary programme, it helped to improve enrolment, and added that it was that collective action and effort of all stakeholders that brought the school back to life.
Commendation

The Upper East Regional Director of Education, Mrs Janet A Kawia, who was also the guest speaker, commended Camfed for the good work and added that over the years, a lot of interventions had been put in place to ensure that Ghana attained gender parity at the different levels of education.

She, however, said in spite of the progress made at the basic level in achieving gender parity, the situation was different at the tertiary level as more males than females were getting admission into tertiary institutions, and therefore, called on stakeholders to do more to change the situation.

In an address read on his behalf, the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, gave the assurance that the government would continue to collaborate with well-meaning organisations such as Camfed to complement its efforts to enhance access to quality education for all Ghanaian children of school age.

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