Karpowership Ghana together with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Gender have marked the International Day of the girl child with ten basic and senior high schools from the Sekondi and Takoradi metropolis
The company as part of the celebration organised a sensitization program for 200 students from Sekondi- Takoradi. The objective of the programme was focused on this year’s theme “Empowering girls for a brighter tomorrow.”
The Corporate Communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Sandra Amarquaye, explained that one objective of their CSR projects is to strive to achieve gender (e)quality which is the UN Sustainable Goal five within their operational areas.
“Karpowership is a firm promoter of the Girl Child. We believe in inspiring and empowering young women to dream. When girls are empowered through access to good education and healthcare, it eventually leads to healthier families,” she said.
Students were mentored on various topics which included identifying your career path, basics of savings and overcoming peer pressure.
The head of Human Resource at Sekondi-Takoradi Metro of the Ghana Education Service Mr, Martin Ackah lauded Karpowership for the partnership. He said” Empowering the ladies is very important to us.
We are very excited to have worked with Karpowership to commemorate international day of the girl child today. I would call upon other institutions to emulate this.
Representative from the Ministry of Gender Madam Marabel Okine also added that the ministry was working towards educating young ladies to overcome the various challenges at their age.
Karpowership Ghana Company Limited focuses its corporate social investments on Education, Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability.
Some of these projects include bursary scheme for over 100 students in the Tema Manhean Municipality, furnishing an ICT Laboratory, to mention but a few.