On July 29 – July 30 2016, the Executive Director of Mohcam, Adah Mbah was invited by the CEO of United Youths Organization, Mr. Melvin Shuye as a facilitator and a speaker on the topic “The Importance of Education to the Girl.Child”.
The purpose of this presentation was to boost and improve on girl’s performance in schools, stimulate creativity, life skills and educated girls on their sexual rights and menstruation.The girls were taught some challenges that come with menstruation and the the different types of sanitary pads.They all took an engagement and pledged to break the silence and taboos surrounding menstruation.
This was aimed at building future women leaders with a clear vision for sustainability. Globally 1 in 5 girls is denied an education.100 million girls are ‘missing’ due to prenatal sex selection. 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18.Girls make up 55% of the world’s total population and are often victims of rape and other sexual violence (UNESCO). AIDS is the Number 1 cause of death among adolescents (10–19) in Africa (UNICEF 2014).
Some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child.Every child has the right to a safe, formal, quality education and access to lifelong learning. However, due to a combination of factors, many girls are forced to leave school while others never have the opportunity to go in the first place.Mohcam directly support millions of girls to get the education they need to transform their lives and the future of their communities. This means working to ensure free and equal access to quality, safe education, including in emergencies. Educating and empowering a girl child is the best mantra of success.
The girls were grounded with leadership principles and with “The Six Pillars of Character” which are Trustworthiness, Respect , Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Girls empowerment is the key to a developed world..
Mohcam in collaboration with SEEPD (Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with disability), UYO Open Dreams and Rewocam promoted a holistic and inclusive development for the empowerment of the girl child.The conference fostered and advanced the rights and perspectives of girls with disabilities in development.it was very interesting having girls with disabilities share their experiences like Amah Stephanie who is a student in one of the higher education institutions in Bamenda-Cameroon.She inspired the other girls with her experience through education and how she over came her challenges.Good education is the base of every developed nation.So every girl has rights to learn.
Just Educate girls.