Girls trained to be Bloggers and to share their own stories

Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Oct 09, GNA
– A total of 30 girls have been trained on blogging as part of efforts to
prepare them to own their voices and be able to tell stories that happen to
them in different perspectives.

Girls from different
backgrounds from 10 to 19 years, drawn from the Northern Region, took part in
the day’s training held in Tamale as part of activities to mark this year’s
International Day of the Girl.

The training was
organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with
Savanna Signatures with support from the Korean International Cooperation

The beneficiaries
are expected to share their stories of interests, especially on the
International Day of the Girl, which falls on October, 11.

The International
Day of the Girl is commemorated globally every year to recognise the rights of
girls. This year’s event is on the theme: “Girl Force: Unscripted and

A total of 120 other
girls in Ho, Dambai, Damongo and Nalerigu would also be trained on blogging to
be able to share their own stories especially on the International Day of the

Miss Antoinette
Gyan, Communications Officer in-charge of Adolescent Youth Engagement at UNICEF
Ghana, who spoke during the training, said it was also to support and empower
adolescent girls to make their own decisions, because, “We know that when girls
are free, the world becomes more free for everyone”.

Ms Gyan said “we
realise that a lot of girls are facing many challenges and we are taking this
day as an opportunity to talk about these issues. What we are doing here is
recognizing different kinds of girls; in junior high school and senior high
school (SHS), girls living with disabilities and those, who are out of school
as well, to empower them to tell their own stories”.

She emphasised that
“For us, we want to empower girls to demand accountability in their
communities, we want to empower girls to be able to talk about things that
happen to them, such as menstruation”.

She encouraged girls
to work hard to achieve their dreams and also share their inspiring stories to
motivate others.

Miss Hammond Asiedua
Ruth, a student of Business SHS in Tamale, who participated in the training,
said they had acquired knowledge, which would benefit them in their daily