The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a female development oriented non-governmental organization on Wednesday, October 11, 2020, organised its District Annual General Meeting in Bole in the Savannah Region to deliberate on its previous year’s performances and strategize for the coming years.
Madam Ibrahim Zuleihah, Chairperson of CAMA in her opening remarks indicated that the NGO has made a giant impact in the education of girls in the District over the past twelve years.
She said the meeting was very imperative for the growth and development of the organization, since it would give them the chance to explore the opportunities for speedy development.
The District AGM was being attended by various stakeholders of the NGO under the theme: Pursuing Girl’s Education and Entrepreneurship through Community Service : Role of the Stakeholders.
Mrs. Zuleihah, said CAMFED has over the period increased its bursary supports for its beneficiaries and intends to liaise with the Ghana Education Service to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
She said a MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme has been introduced to support academically talented but economically disadvantaged girls.
She however , added that lack of funds by CAMA has drawn back some of their important initiatives and hence appealed to individuals and stakeholders to support them achieve their goal.
Chief Abdulai Jaaga, District Education Committee Chairperson, in a speech noted with gratitude the achievements chalked by CAMFED towards girls education and women empowerment in the District stressing that its contribution had contributed to the growth of education of girls in the area.
He assured the readiness of the District Education Committee to work closely with the NGO and all development oriented organisations to achieve national aspirations.
Madam Adams Fatima, a teacher mentor with the Bole Senior High School, observed that the successes that have been achieved in girls education have been through the cumulative efforts of many stakeholders and called for more collaboration in finding new solutions to the persistent challenges.
She said in today’s global world of competition, the female role has become very important than ever before and urged parents and girls to leave no stone unturned to achieve their dreams.