The Deputy Minister of the Ashanti Region, Elizabeth Agyemang has launched a handbook for the grooming of young girls into “strong women”.
“Dubbed: ‘Strong girls make strong women,” which was put together by Women’s Health to wealth, an internationally recognised NGO with support from partners in Kenya and India, the teacher’s manual would provide a guide to building and inculcating into girls their basic rights against social violence including rape and to make them financially literate.
It focuses on health, education and economic empowerment in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals three, four and five.
It centres on among other things ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
The NGO, Women’s health to wealth, which operates in seven districts and 46 communities in the Ashanti Region through fan clubs and facilitators, is to make a proposal to the Ghana Education Service to incorporate the manual into the curriculum of teaching and learning.
It would also be made available to churches and other religious groups to build the moral fabric of society.
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