Leadership Award for girls launched

Accra, Aug. 25, GNA – The 2017 Edition of the
Leadership Award for Girls has been launched at the Adventist Girls Senior High
School at Ntonsu, near Kumasi.

A statement issued by the Osei-Kusi
Foundation, organisers of the event, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on
Thursday, said it was launched at the Annual Summer Camp held for girls in
Senior High Schools by the Forum of Heads of Girls Senior High Schools
(FOHGSHS). 

It said the ceremony was attended by 400
students from girls’ schools across the country with their headmistresses and
teachers.

The aim of the four-day camp was to empower
the girls in the area of leadership and empowerment.

Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi, the Chief Executive Officer
of the Osei-Kusi Foundation, used the opportunity to speak to the girls on how
they could become transformational leaders.

The statement said during the launch,
Ahantaman Girls’ Senior High School, winners of the 2015 Edition, made a
presentation on how they utilised the GH¢ 3,000.00 award money given them for
the renovation of the school’s washroom.

It said they mentioned that through the
project they had acquired certain skills like public speaking, teamwork,
improved their leadership skills and boosted their self-confidence.

“After their presentation each of the four
members of the team received a cheque for GH¢ 500.00 from the Osei-Kusi
Foundation as their share of the award money. They also received certificates
for their participation in the award scheme,” it stated.

“The Leadership Award Scheme for Girls (LAG)
is an award scheme initiated by the Osei-Kusi Foundation and implemented in
partnership with the Forum of Heads of Girls’ Senior High Schools (FOHGSHS) in
Ghana.”

The statement said it was aimed at empowering
young girls with essential leadership skills such as problem solving skills,
innovation and self-confidence and to encourage them to participate in decision
making at all levels including schools, communities and the nation at large.

It said for one to participate in LAG, a
school needed to form a team of three to five students; identify a social need
in their school or its environs; obtain an application form and type the
answers on a separate sheet.

It said after it had been submitted to OKF,
about three to six shortlisted teams/schools would be selected to pitch their
proposals at the Grand Finale ceremony during FOGSHS Summer Camp 2017.

It explained that all teams would given five
minutes to present their projects.

It said the prize for the winning team was GH¢
5,000.00 – GH ¢3,000.00 to implement the project and GH ¢2,000.00 for members
of the winning team.

Osei-Kusi Foundation is a leading pro youth
Foundation helping millions of young people to discover their purpose and
maximise their potential.

GNA

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