Chief Executive Officer of Daughters of Upper West Region, Mrs Asana Mahama urges girls to take their studies serious as the saying goes ” if you educate a girl, you educate the whole world”.
She was speaking at the lunch of Daugthers of Upper West Region on Friday January 17, 2020 in Ullo Senior High school. The program was on the theme; “unleashing your inner potential”.
The group, Daughters of Upper West Region is formed to support the education of the needy but brilian girls in the Upper West Region. It will also serve as an avenue for girls to be mentored a d counselled on the need to embrace education as it serves as a life changing tool.
Ms. Aisha indicated that, the idea got concieved by her after she watch and read about the inability of some girls to attend or complete their education due to poverty and cultural practices hence the need to breach that gap.
“From my personal observations and news items regarding gender inequality in education in the Upper West Region which may be attributed largely to poverty and to some extent cultural believes, it is against this backdrop that i decided to found this group, named Daughters of Upper West, aimed to inspire, mentor and empower young girls in the region”.
According to her, there is no where in the world in this modern era that girls can not go into, adding that, “our aim is to inspire, mentor and empower more girls in our region because we believe together, we will be able to educate more girls as well as encourage our parents, guidance and opinion leaders to come to the realisation that, girls can also contribute to the development of the country through education”.
Ms. Asana said, there are several occasions where girls are denied their rights to education by parents with the perception that, girls are only meant for the kitchen and only use their limited resources to fund the boys education with the exception of the girls, stressing that the group, ‘daughters of Upper West’ is actually meant for girls to breach that gap of gender inequality.
Meanwhile the guest of honor, Madam Aisha Salifu stated that, a country cannot talk about development without involving the youth, she added that, “the youth play a major role when it comes to development than the elders, the elders are always there to support, but the youth are actually the drivers interms of developmental projects and therefore, there is the need to educate more youth in this country especially young girls”.
Source: Felix Kulaa|myradiowaa.com|92.1fm|