About 30 girls from Accra High School have undergone a mentorship programme to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.
Organised by Karpowership Ghana, an electricity producing company, the girls were taken through various topics including savings, overcoming peer pressure and finding one’s purpose.
They were also trained in how beads could be used to design bags, wrist bands, footwear, necklaces, anklets, and other fashion accessories using beads.
The training forms part of an initiative dubbed “Girl Power Project” to empower the girls as part of efforts to help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) on gender equality.
Corporate Communications Specialist at Karpowership Ghana, Sandra Amarquaye, explained the purpose of the training was to empower the young ladies to acquire additional vocational skills.
“Karpowership is a firm promoter of the girl child. We believe in inspiring and empowering young women to dream. As part of celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day this year, we decided to organise this training programme for the ladies,” Ms Amarquaye said.
A senior researcher at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Mrs Justina Onumah, encouraged the ladies not to settle for less and also stay focused on their dreams.
Some female executives of Karpowership also mentored the students on how to nurture a good career.
A beneficiary of the training, Esther Tagoe, said she was going to make good use of the skills to raise money by producing fashion accessories for sale when school goes on break.
Assistant Headmaster of Accra Girls High School, Prince Agortey said the training would positively impact the lives of the girls and expressed gratitude to Karpowership for the programme which aligned with the vision of the school.
Karpowership also donated some COVID-19 safety items to the school and urged the students to continue practicing the safety protocol.