Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) has flown 20 secondary school girls to Ghana to attend a-four-day transformative leadership training in an effort to empower girls to remain in school.
CAMFED chairperson Mcknight Kalanda told members of the press on Sunday that the conference will help to inspire the girls aged between 13 and 15 years to work hard in class and gain life skills from women professionals in Ghana.
Kalanda said the opportunity will expose the girls to several opportunities that can help them enhance their academic performance, according to the report on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).
“It is very important because it will motivate them to work hard in their studies. Apart from interacting with their colleagues, the girls will learn more skill from other women professionals in Ghana.
“They will be accorded an opportunity to visit some establishments where women are playing a leading role,” he said.
In terms of the selection, Kalanda said it was based on their academic performance in the first two terms of the just ended academic year and they are from the different parts of the country.
“We want to encourage them to excel in their studies,” he said.
Fourteen-year-old Joyce Chipwepwete is one of the students on this trip and she expressed optimism to remain in school saying many girls drop out of school because of lack of opportunities to interact with role models.
The form one student said she was happy to make the trip because she never dreamed of going out of the country.
The trip has been sponsored by CAMFED, which is providing support to some needy students. The organization has been operational for nine years and has supported over 13, 000 girls.