ON 11 OCTOBER THE GROW YOUR DREAM FOUNDATION JOINED FORCES WITH COMMUNITIES IN ADAKLU TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL 2020.
The international observance day was declared by the United Nations in 2012 and is celebrated each year. This year’s theme was “My Voice: Our Equal future” seized the opportunity to reimagine a better world to inspire adolescent girl. It focused on demands to live free from gender based violence, harmful practices and HIV/AIDS.
In Adaklu, the Grow Your Dream Foundation is using community based information centres to reach out to thousands of this girl. Pertinent issues affecting the lives of these girls generate discussions and help find ways to remedy them. Our Community Volunteer Groups formed a year ago were also encouraged to strengthen and maintain fruitful discussion on this year’s theme to gain proper attention in their various communities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of funds to organise mini durbar and community meetings, we redirected our strategy by using this medium to reach thousands of Ghanaian in this part of the Volta Region. Community Health Nurses in several villages around Adaklu used the occasion to focus on engagement around the HIV/AIDS topic; they provided detailed information to many girls in our target audience.
Grow Your Dream Foundation as an organization is looking forward to ensuring children in deprived areas or from marginalised groups of the society in Ghana are equipped and supported with adequate tools and information to ensure their health and well-being. We have already inspired thousands with programmes which tailored to advance their safety and development.