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17.04.2012 Education

Indomie supports girls dare to dream conference

By GNA
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Accra, April 16, GNA – More than 250 girls from the Ashaiman Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, have under gone a day's conference aimed at educating them on how to overcome social challenges.

The conference, organised by Gathering Green Project, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with Multi-pro Ghana Limited, producers of Indomie noodles as sponsors, was targeted at girls in upper primary and junior high schools in the community.

The conference dubbed: “Girl: Dare to Dream,” saw participants going through learning strategies through group discussions, environmental cleanliness, climate change and leadership training programmes.

Ms Emelia Affi Agbenyo, Project Coordinator told the Ghana News Agency that, the conference was also aimed at ensuring that girls live above challenges by providing them with the necessary information to overcome the phenomenon.

She said girls in communities like Ashaiman, are confronted with a number of social vices but with the necessary education, they would be able to overcome the challenges that could hinder their future aspirations.

Ms Affi Agbenyo expressed appreciation to Multi-pro Ghana Limited, for providing them with cartons of their products and stationeries.

Ms Deborah Ahenkorah of Golden Baobab, an NGO who lectured the participants on the topic: “Dreaming Big,” exposed the girls to dangers in the community that could negatively affect their future plans.

She said the nature of the Ashaiman Municipality comes with a number of disadvantages for girls, but noted that, such challenges could be managed if they read wide and focus on their education.

Gathering Green Project is an initiative aimed at developing leadership training programmes for girls with the ultimate aim of identifying and grooming future leaders.

GNA

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