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250 Girls Graduate Under SWIDA Project

Students received their certificates
Students received their certificates

Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency (SWIDA) Academy has graduated 250 Female’s Leadership Mentorship in Tamale as part of capacity building for girls empowerment.

The graduation ceremony held in Tamale was part of the SWIDA Flagship Leadership initiative under Women’s Voice & Leadership (WVL) Project supported by Plan International Ghana and the Global Affairs Canada.

Ms Khadijah Abudui-Samed, WVL Project Lead said the project aimed at enhancing the leadership capacity of girls and women.

She said the first edition was run in 2021 in collaboration with the University for Development Studies (UDS) Women Commission’s Office and the Girl Child International (USA) which 100 mentees were graduated after three months of intensive mentorship from seasoned mentors.

Students received their certificates
Students received their certificates

She noted that his year graduate mentees spanning from six tertiary educational campuses in Ghana with four months intensive mentorship from seasoned mentors.

Mrs. Hajia Alima Sagito Saeed, the Excecutive Director of SWIDA-GHANA advised the graduands to focus on teamwork and should be motivated by challenges.

She added that the graduands should be female leaders on positions to influence as role models to other girls in their society.

Mr Eric Ayaba, the Northern Sector Manager of Plan International Ghana urged the graduands to be bold and innovative in their activities.

He advised them to provide a different set of skills and imaginative perspectives starting from their institutions.

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  2. This program has made me learn a lot of skills and also how to develop one self,it has also made me to also build up my confident and potential

  3. I really enjoyed the graduation ceremony and the motherly advices each mentor gave to us. And to the skills our mentors emphasis us to do was so awesome for me because, Am learning a hand skill which is Makeup and during the graduation ceremony one of our mentors gave us an opportunity to work with her(beads making) which enhanced a free learning tuition due to this academy and I was very appreciative to do this skills training . The Academy is really a home for we the young females and leaders.


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