|Workshop For Peer Educators Held At Swedru|
|Wednesday, 04 July 2012 13:05|
A two-day capacity building workshop has been held for 44 peer educators from public basic schools at Agona Swedru in the Agona West Municipality.
The workshop was organized by the Girls Education Unit of the Agona West Municipal Directorate of Education.
Similar exercises have already been carried out for 74 young girls from Agona Nyakrom and Bobikuma clusters.
Facilitators at the workshop were Miss Rose Osam, Girl Child Coordinator; Miss Susana Danso, Guidance and Counseling Coordinator, and Miss Matilda Swaltson, Municipal Early Childhood Coordinator, all from the Agona West Municipal Directorate of Education.
Topics treated included the benefits of education, gender-based violence and teenage pregnancy.
Miss Rose Osam advised the young girls to focus on their education in order to lead productive lives in future.
She explained that education would enable them to serve as role models and increase women participation in decision making.
Miss Susana Danso talked about gender-based violence and admonished the participants to be alert all the time and report all manner of violence against them be it physical, psychological and sexual to the appropriated outfit.
“Girls should stop demanding gifts from men since it would make them susceptible to abuse, “she added.
Taking the peer educators through teenage pregnancy, Miss Matilda Swatson said pre-martial sex accounted for school drop-outs among teenagers.
She also counseled them not to use drugs and contraception that would impact negatively on their reproductive cycle.
The Agona West Municipal Director of Education, Mr Francis Obeng Ampadu, urged the participants to communicate what they had learnt to their colleagues in their respective schools.
Mr Ampadu also urged them to strive to achieve their goals in life.
He assured them that such workshops would be held regularly and added that they should desist from acts that would negatively affect their education.
Source: Daily Graphic