Karpowership Ghana, an independent power producer in the Republic of Ghana, together with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Gender, has marked the International Day of the girl-child with ten basic and Senior High Schools (SHSs) from the Sekondi and Takoradi Metropolis.
The company, as part of the celebration, organised a sensitisation programme for 200 students from Sekondi-Takoradi.
The objective of the programme was focused on this year’s theme: ‘Empowering girls for a brighter tomorrow’.
The Corporate Communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Miss Sandra Amarquaye explained that one objective of their CSR projects is to strive to achieve gender (e)quality which is the UN Sustainable Goal ‘5’ within their operational areas.
She said: “Karpowership is a firm promoter of the Girl-Child. We believe in inspiring and empowering young women to dream. When girls are empowered through access to good education and healthcare, it eventually leads to healthier families.”
Students were mentored on various topics which included identifying their career path, basics of savings and overcoming peer pressure.
The Head of Human Resource at the Sekondi-Takoradi Metro of the Ghana Education Service, Mr Martin Ackah lauded Karpowership for the partnership.
He said: “Empowering the ladies is very important to us. We are very excited to have worked with Karpowership to commemorate international day of the girl-child today. I would call upon other institutions to emulate this.”
A representative from the Ministry of Gender, Madam Marabel Okine also added that the ministry was working towards educating young ladies to overcome the various challenges at their age.
Karpowership Ghana Company Limited focuses its corporate social investments on education, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. Some of these projects include bursary scheme for over 100 students in the Tema Manhean Municipality and furnishing an ICT Laboratory.
The company, in August this year, relocated its 470MW Powership to the Sekondi Naval Base in order to utilise the natural gas resources from the western enclave.