Seth Danquah, GNA
Lagos Town (W/R),
Oct 28, GNA – The African Women For Change, a non for profit and
non-governmental organization that seeks the welfare of women in the
Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has donated fifteen set of desks to the Lagos Town
MA Junior High School situated at Lagos Town, a suburb of Takoradi in the
The donation formed
part of the organization’s contribution to alleviate the plight of the girl
child and to encourage them to aspire to attain higher heights and be
significant in society.
Madam Alison Dwumoh,
President of the organization, explained that upon a visit to the School by
members, they realised that the children were struggling with seating, thereby
making it uncomfortable for learning, hence the decision to provide the desks.
According to her,
for decades, women have been sidelined and relegated to the background when it
came to decision making and for that matter, the time had come for women to
rise up to the call and support, respect and love each other to win the love,
care and attention of men towards them.
She argued that
though women have been rising to prominent positions in the society, politics
and governance, alone was not enough as the majority were still behind.
This, she said,
called for unity of purpose for women to come together to empower themselves.
“We admit that men are the head as the Bible says but that does not make us
inferior to them to ignore our opinions and restrict us from taking decisions”.
bemoaned that sometimes women were their own enemies especially when it came to
some outmoded traditions like widowhood rites where women subjected their
counterparts to inhumane conditions.
She mentioned that
women must support and encourage their own rather than maltreat and frustrate
them, adding that her outfit aimed at supporting the girl child and vulnerable
women to find their feet in life with financial tokens and material needs.
therefore called on more women to join the organization so that they could
discuss issues of concern to women as they sought redress and empowered
themselves to give back to society.
She commended the
Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy, which had opened up the competition for
more girls to get secondary education who hitherto would have become drop-outs
but pleaded with the government to provide more boarding facilities to keep the
children in school for safety and transportation cost.
Dadzie, Headmistress of the School who received the desks on behalf of the
School, thanked the women for the kind gesture and urged them to continually
stand for the rights of women especially, the girl child.
She was optimistic
that the desks would go a long way to enhance teaching and learning.
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