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GES given modules to train Girls’ Advocacy Clubs

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Upper West Region has been presented with modules for the training of members of Girls Advocacy Clubs formed in 30 basic schools in the Upper West Region.

There are five different modules with 40 copies each, totalling 200 copies, which is expected to be used in training 30 Girl’s Advocacy Clubs established in 30 Basic Schools in Sissala East Municipal, Sissala West and Wa West districts.

The Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP), a Non-Governmental Organisation, made the presentation to GES in Wa on Thursday after a Regional Education Network meeting.

Mr Moses Dramani Luri, the Executive Director of SILDEP, said the gesture was part of Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project being implemented by Plan Ghana in partnership with SILDEP.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sponsoring the Project.

The project aims at empowering the girl-child against early and forced marriage as well as commercial sex exploitation among others.

Mr Luri noted that the teachers who would be using the modules to train the girls had already been trained and were therefore well equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to deliver effectively.

Mrs Annacleta Viiru Naab, the Upper West Regional Girl Child Education Officer of GES, said the modules were good and noted that if the teachers followed them religiously, they would be able to change the plight of the girl-child in Upper West.

She hoped that the support would help empower the girls, and assured donors that the items would be distributed to beneficiary schools.

She also urged the trainers to commit the modules to efficient use.

Credit: GNA


May 21, 2018

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