A non-governmental organization (NGO), Women In Need (WIN), puts a smile on some girls who have dropped out of school in some communities in the central region.
Six girls from Onyadze, Mumford, Ajumako Assasan and Enyan Maim in the districts of Gomoa West and Ajumako / Enyan / Essiam of the central region, were enrolled by an NGO, Women in Need (WIN), in an apprenticeship training for learn to sew.
Equal rights and opportunities for women and girls – EROP project funded by the Netherlands Embassy.
The Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Girls Project (EROP) is implemented in partnership with the Ghana Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Alliance (GH-SRHR) and the African Center for Human Rights and sustainable development-AfCHuRSD, with the sponsorship of the Embassy of the Netherlands. in Ghana.
As part of the EROP project activities, young girls who have dropped out of school due to pregnancy or childbirth must be supported to either re-enroll in school or learn a trade of their choice.
Without a doubt, the Central region is one of the most affected regions when it comes to teenage pregnancies. The region recorded more than 10,000 teenage pregnancies in 2020.
Speaking at the short ceremony, Women In Need (WIN) Executive Director, Susie Ama Korakoma Arku reiterated, “The EROP project recognizes that this initiative is crucial in putting these young girls back on the path to personal development, as well. only to reintegrate them into normal social life ”.
She also instructed the beneficiary parents, members of the EROP support team and other stakeholders present to support and supervise the beneficiaries so that they successfully complete their training even after the end of the project.
Ghana Enterprise Agency’s Gomoa West District Manager, Joris Acheampong, has promised to monitor the girls to check their progress and make sure they get the training as they should.
For their part, the beneficiaries expressed their enthusiasm and appreciation to WIN and promised to make good use of the opportunity and the machine and other items received to secure a livelihood.
The head of social protection of Ajumako / Enyan / Essiam district, Mrs. Abena Serwaa also urged the beneficiaries “to stay focused and to learn with the utmost seriousness in order to be able to earn a living and provide for the needs of their babies”.
She indicated that they should consider themselves lucky enough to have benefited from this opportunity as there are many other girls like them in their communities who could not be enrolled.