New NGO launched to promote gender equality in Northern Ghana


Hammys Foundation, a non governmental organization (NGO), has been launched at the Zosimli Girls Junior High School (JHS) in the Tamale metropolis in the Northern Region last Friday, with the goal to mentor girls and promote gender equality in the northern sector of the country.

Its maiden project, dubbed: “Preparation for life after JHS,” is aimed at helping to reduce and promote gender equality in the northern parts of the country with a well-structured mentorship programme for JHS students.

Ms Zelia Amsat Osman, Founder and Executive Director, said the goal of the foundation is to provide equal and equitable opportunities to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society, especially the girl-child.

According to her, she was quite passionate about the development and education of children in the northern parts, especially the girl-child.

She said the girls would be taken through various courses on their proposed respective career paths, peer pressure and the scholarship opportunities available.

Ms Osman said the project would develop the next generation of professional women through that mentorship and coaching programme.

“It is also seeking to accompany students and help them develop their potential in their various fields of endeavour,” she said.

Naa Alhaji Mohammed Kofi Bucher, Chief of Lamashegu, a suburb of Tamale, who was the guest of honour, urged the students to pay attention to relevant issues in life and remain focused with their studies.

He said this would guide them to become responsible adults and also secure decent jobs for themselves which would make a positive impact on their various communities.

The launch brought together students, opinion leaders, imams and traditional authorities.

Some of the students expressed happiness for having the opportunity to be mentored to become good future leaders.



Source: Felix Engsalige Nyaaba

The Republic News Online

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