Boresah Royal Foundation, a philanthropic foundation in the Savannah region today, Monday, 8th November, 2021 embarked on a teenage pregnancy and Gender based violence education in the Bole district.
The outreach is a joint initiative with the Wakawaka wurche, a Queen mother within the Bole Traditional Area Hajia Zenabu who is passionate about issues of Gender Based violence.
The Executive Director of the Boresah Royal Foundation, Nkilgiwurche Boresah in partnership with the Queen mother, Hajia Zenabu earlier educated the people of the Wakawaka community on the theme of the outreach “Tackling domestic violence the role of traditional rulers” and the need to say no to maltreatment from their husbands, child abuse among other forms of domestic violence.
Nkilgiwurche Boresah during an educative session with pupils from both the Methodist B JHS and the Bole St. Kizito B Primary school disclosed that there are 16,601 cases of teenage pregnancy in the Savannah region among girls between the ages of 10 and 19.
“There are over 16,601 cases of teenage pregnancy in the region and that is very unfortunate considering the challenges it poses on this young mothers, their families and it’s impact on the region at large. This canker comes with it’s attendant challenges such as school drop-out, increase in poverty in the region among others”, she said.
She encouraged the pupils to stay chaste and take their academics seriously and not to fall prey to the deception of young men who may come their way with material things to lure them into having a sexual affair.
“Don’t let the boys use their indomie, fried rice or phones to deceive you”.
“Stay chaste and set goals for yourself and with diligence and perseverance you shall be come successful and self-dependant in the future owning whatever you wish for”, she added.
She also encourage pupils to report all forms of abuse by calling 0800111222 which is toll-free for rescue and justice.
Nkilgiwurche in the company of some ambassadors of the Boresah Royal Foundation undertook the pupils through personal hygiene and donated school bags, sanitary pads and some other items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the pupils.
Madam Dari Wurkiyatu Mapuchi who is the coordinator of the girl child club of St. Kizito B primary school expressed her heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the staff and students of the school to the Boresah Royal Foundation for the kind gesture and wished her the best in her philanthropic mission.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Issah Zakaria