Karpowership marks International Day of the Girl Child with community schools

Accra, Oct. 13,
GNA –
Karpowership Ghana, together with the Ghana Education Service and the
Ministry of Gender, has marked the International Day of the girl child with ten
basic and senior high schools from the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis
.

The company as
part of the celebration organized a sensitization programme for 200 students
from Sekondi- Takoradi.

The objective
of the programme was focused on this year’s theme: “Empowering Girls for a
Brighter Tomorrow.”

The Corporate
Communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Miss Sandra Amarquaye
explained that one objective of their CSR projects was to strive to achieve
gender equality in line with the UN sustainable goal 5 within their operational
areas.

She said
“Karpowership is a firm promoter of the Girl Child. We believe in inspiring and
empowering young women to dream. When girls are empowered through access to
good education and healthcare, it eventually leads to healthier families.”

Students were
mentored on various topics, which included identifying career path, basics of
savings and overcoming peer pressure.

The Head of
Human Resource at Sekondi-Takoradi Metro of the Ghana Education Service, Mr
Martin Ackah lauded Karpowership for the partnership.

He said
“Empowering the ladies is very important to us. We are very excited to have
worked with Karpowership to commemorate international day of the girl child
today. I would call upon other institutions to emulate this.”

Representative
from the Ministry of Gender Madam Marabel Okine also added that the Ministry
was working towards educating young ladies to overcome the various challenges
at their age.

Karpowership
Ghana Company Limited focuses its corporate social investments on Education,
Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability. Some of these projects
include bursary scheme for over 100 students in the Tema Manhean Municipality,
furnishing an ICT Laboratory, to mention but a few.

The company in
August this year, relocated its 470MW Powership to the Sekondi Naval Base in
order to utilize the natural gas resources from the western enclave.

GNA

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