The Brong-Ahafo branch of Action Aid Ghana has organized three day leadership training for some selected school girls from Tain and Asutifi districts of the region in Sunyani.
The training, under the theme “Nutturing leadership qualities in girls” was aimed at building confidence in the girls for their future leadership roles.
The programme Manager of Action Aid in-charge of Brong-Ahafo, Madam Christiana Amarchey said since the inception of the programme in 2009 a total of 168 girls have participated in the programme with another 351 of them taking part in a similar exercise dubbed annual girls camp being held at national and district levels.
She noted that monitoring reports on these girls encouraged her to continue to build young people who would positively affect their generation.
Madam Amarchey stressed the need for more affirmative action to enable more women to be in leadership positions in the country.
She however thanked their collaborators for their continued support for the organization.
The Deputy Director of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating council, Mike Gyamfi who represented the Regional Minister Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo said government would continue to partner organizations such as Action Aid to develop the capacity of the youth in the country.
He urged the girls to take inspiration from women who are in leadership positions in the country to aspire into greater heights in the lives.
The Regional Director of Education Mrs. Georina Yankson, advised the pupils to endeavour to stay I school in order to finish their education and explained to them the benefits of persuing higher education.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Department of Women Madam Malonin Asibi who recounted her life experience as a guide challenged the school girls never to allow poverty to be a barrier to their education.
She also urged them to set achievable goals and work towards them.