100 girls in the Lower Mana Krobo Municipality benefitted from the UNESCO-PRADA Project, which aims to improve modern means and provide proper counseling and guidance to help assist the girl children who dropped out of school to go back to school and to keep those in school smoothly continue their education.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipality is one of the three MMDAs in the country that are currently receiving support from the UNESCO -PRADA Project.
In the early hours of Thursday, May 4th, 2023, Mrs. Gifty Asiedu, Director of the Girls Education Unit at Ghana Education Service, presented 100 backpacks containing sanitary pads, school uniforms, footwear, and teaching and learning materials.
She made the presentation after a brief meeting with the Municipal Project vetting team led by Mrs. Agnes Nanor and Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey, where she applauded the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal UNESCO-PRADA, the project team for the outstanding implementation of this all-important project, which is aimed at identifying girls who dropped out of school and helping them get back.
Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey, Lower Manya Krobo Municipality Director of Education, addressing the gathering of some beneficiaries, parents, teachers, and stakeholders that was held at the forecourt of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Education Directorate office at Kpong, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Ghana Education Service, UNESCO – PRADA, and other organizations that together have made the project a success so far.
Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey continued to appeal to all, especially the parents of the dropped-out girls, to play very active roles in supporting their girls in school since this project and its implementors alone can’t sustain the girls without their support. He concluded by thanking the 30-member municipal implementation task force for their outstanding work so far and assuring the donors that their support will be put to good use.
Mrs. Agnes Nanor, team leader of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Vetting Committee under the UNESCO-PRADA Project, in her brief address, cautioned parents to stop pushing responsibility on their unemployed girl child since that action has led a lot of them into situations, they’re not ready to handle, ending up forcing them out of school.
The team from the Ghana Education Service joined the team from the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal UNESCO -PRADA Project tasked to distribute the packages to some of the girls, made up of 15 young mothers and 85 needy girls who were selected from 35 out of the 38 junior high schools in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.