NGO Calls For Support To Improve Girl Child Education In Deprived Areas
The Chief Executive Officer of Give to Life Charity Organization, a Non-Government Organization (NGO), Madam Dorcas Dadzie has called on the government, individuals and other philanthropists to provide educational support to young Girls living in the deprived rural communities.
According to her, most schools in the deprived communities are still limited in terms of the new learning way, good infrastructure and teaching personnel.
She said, according to a research conducted by the organization, most school children in the rural areas turn out to be drop outs, okada riders and victims of teenage pregnancy due to limited support to improve their education system.
Mrs. Dadzie said the NGO is looking for other avenues where institutions and individuals can also come in to support them to improve the standards of education in deprived communities.
She added most parents in such deprived areas are peasant farmers who find it difficult to provide for their wards, hence education not given much attention.
According to Mrs. Dadzie , when government, individuals and other NGO help to create a vocational centre and market for the farmers, they can provide for their wards, especially young Girls to attend school.
For her part, the matron of Give to Life Charity Organization, Mrs Anne Marie, said even though slum dwellers were illegal residents, their children were Ghanaians who needed to enjoy their constitutional rights which included access to education and called on the government to establish schools in such areas for the benefit of those children.
The Public Relations Officer of Give To Life, Mrs. Helen Kankam, said last year, the association’s sensitisation project in Brekusu, in the Akuapem South District of the Eastern Region resulted in many nursing mothers going back to school to continue their education
Whilst others gained professional life skills.
She therefore called on stakeholders to come to their aid by contributing to the success of the project.
Give To Life Charity Organization is a non-profit organization with the development of deprived communities as its major focus.
It is focused on eradicating poverty in deprived rural communities, advocacy geared towards girl-child education, reducing teenage pregnancy, women empowerment and livelihood, children education and support, environmental health, water and sanitation support, poverty reduction and youth development in the deprived communities.
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