The District Girls child office of GES organized an international day of the Girl Child at Kpeve, a program celebrated annually on 11th October every year. Girls from three (3) schools in Kpeve town marked the day with talk on discipline, right and responsibilities of a child, breast cancer awareness tips and crowned it all with borborbor dance.
The District Girls child officer said the theme “Empowering Girls for a brighter tomorrow” is chosen for the 2019 celebration. She said the purpose of the celebration is as follows:
- To promote girls empowerment and fulfillment of their right.
- Highlight needs and challenges girls all over the world face.
The District Girls child officer, Victoria Yawa Dedzo organized route march with campaign placards on save girl child messages through the principal streets in Kpeve town. The Girls were finally assembled at Kpeve S.H.S. assembly hall.
The programme began with an opening prayer by Ms. Evelyn Kyei of Kpeve S.H.S.
The introduction of invited guest was done by the District Girls Education officer. The Girl Child Officer, Mad. Victoria Yawa Dedzo welcomed the participants and she gave the purpose of the celebration and acknowledged all participants for being part of the celebration.
The Head of Supervision and Monitoring in the person of Mrs. Peace Osai, gave a brief statement on how current circumstances/ challenges cannot determine their future, she urged all girls to value their lives remain focus and become responsible people for themselves, society and the nation as a whole.
The Director of N.C.C.E in person of Rev. Setriakor Gagakumah addressed the girls on their rights and responsibilities. He said sweeping school compound is not child labour. He also said 70% of the national quarter’s officers are female, therefore girls should learn hard and demand for their rights and is about equality.
Mrs. Emma Adom, the Director of Social Welfare and Community Development, talked about discipline. She said the girls should discipline their bodies; they should not depend on boys and men for their livelihood. She said girls should not give in to any man just because he has given them a gift, money or lift. She said such behaviors lead to drop out from school and end up giving birth to too many children therefore poverty and hardship.
Ms. Happy Alornu the health promotion officer gave a talk on breast cancer awareness/ tips such as never sleep with bra, no tight bra and self-breast examination.
Kpeve Model Basic School borborbor dance was in attendance to honour the celebration. The Girl Child Officer, Victoria Yawa Dedzo said on the whole the activity was successful but there was no funds to support the celebration.