A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative, ‘Be A Girl’ has awarded 169 top performing female students from three Senior High Schools in the Nkwanta South Municipal of the Volta Region in Ghana.
The schools – Nkwanta Community Day Senior High School, Nkwanta Senior High and Kyabobo Girls Senior High school – had their top perfoming female students in academia, sports and leadership awarded at a special ceremony hosted at the Nkwanta Community Day SHS in Nkwanta.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, stated that the need for the ‘Be A Girl’ project was borne out of the unavailability of mentorship and motivational programmes in rural settings of Ghana.
Host headmaster, Mr Samuel H. K Avevor, commended Avance Media for the laudable initiative and charged them to spread the initiative across rural areas to enhance effective academic work in various schools.
The girls were all presented with certificates certified by the heads of their respective institutions in a ceremony attended by over 1000 other students and dozens of guests including tutors.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were the Nkwanta South Municipal Education Project Officer, Ms Jill Norris, Mr Samuel H. K Avevor, Felix Fate Korku Gborglah, Joseph Zorglo, Kyabobo Girls Senior High School Headmistress, Ms Venya Rebecca, PTA Chairmen and tutors from the various schools.
‘Be A Girl’ is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of leading rating & PR firm, Avance Media focused on inspiring and empowering young girls whose dazzling academic and extra-curricular endeavours are recognised by their schools.
It has so far awarded 500 girls across Ghana through this project that inspired thousands of young girls.