Camfed Ghana has organized the 2018 School leavers’ transition training and graduation ceremony in Tamale to celebrate the successful completion of 1,739 students through the MasterCard Foundation.
The ceremony, held in the Central, Northern, Upper East, as well as Upper West regions concurrently, is to create a platform of educating the girl child on the global Scholars Network, the processes, as well as value of community services.
The ceremony also seeks to provide guidance to the graduates on career and life choices as well as providing a unique opportunity for networking among all the Camfed school leavers in the stated regions.
Activities undertaken included; presentations on scholar communities, experience sharing, university scoping, and seminar on service leadership, exhibitions, groups activities on community projects as well as career and entrepreneurship fair.
The event was preceded with a transition training session under the Camfed-MasterCard Foundation program dubbed: ‘Enable young women to transition from school to entrepreneurship, further study and transformative leadership in Ghana’.
The program was aimed at enabling and equipping the girl child to complete secondary cycle education with the requisite knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on their pathway to successful livelihoods.
It also intends to demonstrate the positive impact of supporting the girl child education to influence policies towards supporting their transition into adulthood and empowering them to play active roles in local and national development.
Mr John Asibi Ali, National Director of Camfed Ghana, advised the girls to take good care of themselves as well as their environment to enable them make informed choices.
To this end, he urged the girls to be assertive, stand up and defend themselves against any form of sexual harassment as well as staying away from all forms of drug abuse.
Mr Ali said Camfed Ghana would continue to invest positively in the lives of the girl child by supporting educational stakeholders as well as providing educational infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning.
As part of the event Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO), Nalerigu Senior High School as well as Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) were honoured for their efforts in community services.