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Apr 19, 2012

Third National Girls’ camp opens


The Third Edition of the annual National Girls camp project, being funded by the USAID as part of the Transition and Persistence (TAP) Project, implemented by Plan Ghana has been opened.

The project which has six hundred and twenty four girls in Junior High Schools (JHS) are to participating, aims at increasing JHS enrolment and completion rates in 156 JHS’s in 13 districts selected from the Brong Ahafo, Central, Eastern and the Greater Accra Regions.

The first batch of 312 girls is participating in the 10-day camp meeting, on the theme: ‘Harnessing the potentials for active participation in education’.

The programme supported by USAID, in collaboration with the Girls Education Unit of Ghana Education Service (GES) and Plan Ghana will empower girls to set meaningful future goals and look at how to achieve them and also live responsible lives.

The participants were selected based on their academic performance, attendance and their overall character in their various schools from the Akuapem North, Dangme West, Dormaa Municipality, Ga West, Tano South and Dormaa East. The rest are from Asuogyaman, Lower Manya Upper Manya, New Juaben, Gomoa East, Gomoa West and the Yilo Krobo districts.

Source: ISD