CAMFED SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDIA TO ADVANCE THEIR ACTIVITIES

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Camfed Ghana has sought to build a mutually beneficial strategic partnership with the Ghanaian media as partners in development with the believe that the media plays a role in the socio-economic development of society.
This is aimed at advancing Camfed programmes and activities in the country, therefore in a partnership meeting held in Tamale on 22nd March 2018, Camfed took the media through some of the activities they are implementing to give the media a deeper understanding of their contribution towards girl’s education, woman empowerment as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 5.
An MOU will be signed by the two parties to agree on key areas Camfed would need the media’s collaboration to carry out their activities. In address by the National Director Mr. John Asibi Ali highlights that Camfed’s vision is of a world in which every child is educated, protected, respected and valued and also grows up to turn the tide of poverty. As the most effective strategy to tackle poverty and inequality, Camfed multiplies educational opportunities for girls and empowers young women to become leaders of change.
He said their focus is on girls and young women in rural areas of sub-Sahara Africa where girls face acute disadvantage even as their empowerment will have a transformative impact. The organization works in 31 districts across the three regions in the North of Ghana and Central Region where girls are given the support to be equipped and capacitated to become economically independent in order to be able to achieve their fullest potential.
Mr. John Asibi disclosed that Camfed continues to forge and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the education space to provide resources, expertise, data and knowledge that contribute to effective programme delivery to adequately serve their clients interest. They also launched GEN (Girls Education Network ) in 2017 to create a platform for systemic coordination and monitoring of all efforts geared towards promotion of girls education and for ensuring that the efforts are in with the National Vision for Girls Education in Ghana. This is accomplished through GES Guidance and Counselling Unit Mr. John Asibi noted.
Meanwhile, it is currently implementing another program in partnership with MasterCard Foundation to address the peculiar challenges young people face in their transition from secondary school which is titled “Enable young woman to transition from school to entrepreneurship, further study and transformative leadership in Ghana”. The objective is equip who complete secondary school with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on their pathways to successful livelihoods and connect them to accessible and affordable sources of capital and financial education for business launching and growth.
The program is also designed to demonstrate positive impact of supporting educated young women during their transition to influence policy towards supporting their transition into adulthood and empower them to play active roles in local and national development.

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