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The Campaign for Female Education (CamFEd) Alumni (CamA) chapters in the Mfantseman Municipality and Cape Coast Metropolis, all in the Central Region (CR), have held school leavers graduation ceremony for the Camfed beneficiaries who completed Senior High School (SHS) this year.
The joint program which was held in Saltpond, the Mfantseman capital, was also used to formally inducted the graduands, numbering 120, into the Alumni network.
Camfed envisions a world in which every child is educated, protected, respected and valued, and grows up to turn the tide of poverty.
As part of efforts to tackle poverty and inequality through the most effective means, Camfed’s mission is to multiply educational opportunities for girls and empower young women to become leaders of change.
The CAMA network, a peer support network, is a network formed by young women who are supported by Camfed and is committed to supporting each other succeed in all fields of life and creating a platform where young rural women and girls can lead and have a voice.
In a presentation made by Miss Angela Menyah, an executive of the network, the network in Ghana, operates in twenty-four (24) districts, six municipalities and a metropolis in the Northern, Central, Upper East and Western regions and has chapters in the Greater Accra, Kumasi and Obuasi.
According to her, the network, until the induction of the new members has over 27,000 members and a total of 5, 747 secondary school leavers from Camfed’s regions operation were expected to be inducted into the network this year.
The theme for the celebration was, “time to celebrate: time to look into the future”.
The inductees were then given skill training in parazone and detergent making.
The motive behind the training according to Ms Agnes Ayipey Binney, the trainer and CAMA member, was to give the graduands something doing whiles they are in the house waiting for their results in order for them to earn money to buy some of their basic needs.
Source: Kojo Ata Kakrah Abrowah || ghananewsonline.com.gh