NGO, Savana signatures, Empowers teenage girls

A non-governmental organization, Savana Signatures, has empowered 195 girls across the Volta region.

The ‘Female Life Options Initiative’ project is in collaboration with the United Nations Emergency Fund for Children (UNICEF) and is supported by the Korea Foreign Cooperation Organization (KOICA).

The software has been initiated in 16 districts in Ghana, seven of which are in the Volta region.

South Tongu, Central Tongu, North Tongu, Akatsi North, Akatsi South, Ketu South and Adaklu are the Beneficiary Districts in the area.

The goal was to encourage marginalized girls between 10 and 19 years of age to learn employable skills in predominantly male-dominated crafts.

Mr. John Stephen Agbenyo, the Executive Director of Savana Signatures, at a ceremony to provide tools and facilities to girls who have successfully completed their preparation, said the project will better the life of many and community as a whole.

“The project is a child protection one with a livelihood empowerment component,” he said.

He said that the economic transition of a country must be focused on vocational training, adding “the tools given the beneficiaries would empower them to achieve this transformation.”

“so the vision for this project would be sustained after investing huge funds into it.”so that, after investing huge funds in it, the vision for this project will be sustained.

Mrs Stella Agbezuhlor Mawutor, Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare of Volta, said that commitment and concentration must be the hallmark of someone who aspires to become a potential achiever.

She said there was a need for all to prevent incidents of making kids fend for themselves.

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Mrs Agbezuhlor promised her assistance to financially assist certain female recipients in championing their aspirations.

The UNICEF delegate, Miss Antoinette Djan, confirmed that she was dedicated to the well-being of the disadvantaged in society.

The initiative was aimed at positioning girls to provide for themselves in order to discourage underage pregnancy and infant marriages, Master Abdul Kassim, a Mastercraft teacher in glazing and manufacturing, said.

The project organizers were commended by Bernice Azameti, a beneficiary of Electrical History from Akatsi North.

She claimed that they were determined to resolve the obstacles associated with women participating in behaviors dominated by men.

Skilled in painting, glazing and manufacturing, carpentry, tiling, auto spraying, electrical and welding, the beneficiaries were trained.

The ceremony was graced by Department Heads, Community Group Representatives, Mastercraft Trainers, Chiefs and Queen Mothers from inside and outside Sogakope.