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NR: Girls Advocacy Network Ghana pays courtesy visit to Chief of Sagnarigu Traditional area.


Girls Advocacy Network Ghana has paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Sagnarigu Traditional area. The visit is to introduce 30 teenage mothers and their trainers who are currently under-going skills training under ‘the Skills for Future project’.

The training focuses on hair dressing, tailoring and weaving. The women are drawn from three implementing districts including Sagnarigu, Tamale metropolis and Tolon. The ‘Skills for Future’ project which was launched at the forecourt of Sagnar Naa’s palace in November, 2022, with funding from KGL foundation intends to reduce poverty among women and children in society.

The project aims at ending sexual and gender-based violence among young women in society, by equipping them with soft skills to make them self sufficient and productive.

Regional Coordinator for Girls Advocacy Network Ghana Sualisu Faiza in an interview indicates that the project seeks to empower school dropouts and teenage mothers.

 ‘’We realize that a lot of teenage girls as a result of teenage pregnancy are not able to continue with their education, and it has a lot of effects on them because some of them are not able to provide their daily necessities, so we deem it a privilege to engage these young mothers so that they will be able to acquire some soft skills that will improve their lives’’, she stated.   

She has therefore urged the trainees to commit themselves to the training.

‘’We want these mothers to be committed and dedicate their time to this training because not everyone has gotten this opportunity, but they have gotten this opportunity so we expect that they should be focus and dedicated to this project’’, she added.  

She added that ‘’this training is an achievement for the Network and it would be sustained to give young girls a better life.’’

Some of the trainees who spoke to the media expressed their profound gratitude to the Girls Advocacy Network Ghana for coming to their aid. ”I am very excited for the opportunity given me, at least I can boost of having something to do to take care of myself and family”, says one of the trainees.

The Chief of Sagnarigu Traditional area, Ambassador Yakubu Abdulai commended the network for the initiative and urged that more support be extended to as many women as possible. He says the gesture will go a long way to improve the living standards of women in the region and country at large. He however pleaded with trainers to be patient and tolerant with the trainees as they equip them with the necessary skills.

Source: D. Walter/ Tamale

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