The Center for Active Learning and Integrated Development (CALID) in collaboration with Queen mothers in the Bole Traditional Area have engaged parents and other stakeholders in the Savannah Region on how to promote education among females in the Region most especially school dropouts and teenage mothers.
Speaking to Yagbon News after a forum which was held at Tuna on Saturday June 12, 2021, Hajia Ajara Bukari Veronica, the Queen mother of Kansa and a child rights advocate stated that the forum was organized to discuss issues affecting the welfare and education of the girl child in the Region.
“Education is one of the most significant ways to promote positive change in the world and help eradicate poverty in our side of the country and hence should be encouraged”, she said.
She cautioned parents that though skill training is laudable for the girl child but one should not enroll all his female children on the line of skill training but should try and enroll a number of them in education.
“Even though skill training should be encouraged among school dropouts but most females have fallen prey to becoming teenage mothers all in the name of skill training and this is as a result of lack of patronage and financial capabilities among these young females”, she disclosed.
She further blamed parents and guardians who enroll these girls on skill training programs such as hairdressing, sewing among other trades without providing them adequate care and ensuring their welfare during their durations of training and exposes them to social vices.
Lucila Biyori, a participant during the forum lauded CALID and the Queen mothers of the Bole Traditional Area for the initiative and the enlightenment offered her and other participants during the forum and promised to share the good news with other parents who couldn’t have the privilege to attend the forum.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Abdul Fataw Diwura