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Hundreds of girls participate in GEM’s wheels project

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Group picture with some of the girls

Hundreds of girls within the Akuapem South enclave in the Eastern region have participated in this month’s edition of an outreach aimed at defining gender roles, which in turn may allow girls to understand why they need to pursue their desired goals irrespective of the challenges they face as females.

The monthly project which has being in existence for years is the brain child of The Girl Excellent Movement (GEM).

The event brought together a constellation of female Rights activists which included media practitioners, entrepreneurs and politicians who took to a notch some innovative ways to empowering the rights of girls through education, awareness, literacy, technology and other training to equip the girls to make life determining decisions.

The female professionals also took turns to espouse their views on building confidence, managing peer influence, how to venture into entrepreneurship and other relevant areas bothering on the use of social media.

Miss Janice Osei Agyemang, a broadcast journalist with the Class Media Group (CMG), who’s also advocate the protection of rights of female journalists in Ghana shared her knowledge and experience on the use of social media as a positive change tool to elevate females.

Renowned entrepreneur, Sandra Oswald shared her insightful entrepreneurial journeys about how she begun to produce shoes for presidents and other leaders as an SHS leaver and, thus, used the occasion to encouraged the participants to find genuine, positive avenues to survive and navigate through life even if there’s no chance for higher education.

Other Speakers and mentors which included Dr Efua Yorke emphasised on the study of science and maths being taken seriously by the participants.

Feminists, Felicity Nelson, Samira Mohammed Lardi mentored the girls with discussions on managing peer influence.

This year’s monthly outreach organized by GEM on the theme: “Inspiration on wheels,” brought together young females of the Presbyterian Secondary Technical School at Aburi in the Eastern Region.

The project provides skills training and secure scholarships for needy girls.

The GEM inspirational outreach project aims at inspiring, building the confidence and supporting needy but brilliant young girls.

GEM, non-profit organisation established in 2008 has being building the capacity of females, particularly young girls with a primary aim of grooming them to be ambitious and independent.

The organization also provides career guidance, counselling services, facilitate spiritual and financial growth of young females in deprived communities and also champions female personal hygiene.

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