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  • GEM-Ghana and SEDARVP-Ghana Train Girls in Liquid Soap Making
    GEM-Ghana and SEDARVP-Ghana Train Girls in Liquid Soap Making

    On 19th March, 2022, GEM-Ghana in collaboration with SEDARVP-Ghana, embarked on a day’s Skills Development training for forty (40) final girls in of Tolon Senior High School in basic liquid soap making techniques. The purpose of the training is to empower the girls economically to depend on themselves for their basic needs and to enable them to be productive to themselves after completing their SHS programs and awaiting their results.

    The colourful event, which was marked by glee from students, promises long lasting benefits in the lives of the participants. In the Northern parts of the Ghana, studies have shown that majority of girls from the rural community migrate to the Southern part of the country to seek jobs after their BECE and WASSCE examinations. This and other reasons informed GEM-GHANA and SEDARVP-GHANA’s decision to empower the final year girls with the soap making skills, which will help them remain in their communities and initiate their own self surviving business.

    The participants were trained on how to arrange and mix chemicals in their right qualities, the use of protective clothing in the production process as well as packaging of the product for the market. This Skills Development event, has a goal to serve as a source of livelihood (job) for the final year girls after their final exams. The participants were allowed to take turns in the production process so to give them first-hand knowledge of the production process. In all 100 bottles of liquid soap were produced after the training, which were then distributed amongst the students who participated in the exercise.

    The school management on behalf of the girls expressed its gratitude and thanked GEM-GHANA and SEDARVP-GHANA for empowering the girls on this lifelong Skills Development.

  • A visit to Tamale Children’s Home
    A visit to Tamale Children’s Home

    On 20th February, 2021, GEM-GHANA visited the Tamale Children’s Home in Nyohini to interact with the children and management of the Home. The organization also provided some food and drinks to the kids and donated some clothes and detergents to the Home. The Executive Secretary of GEM-GHANA, Mr. Alex Atua express the organization’s delight to contribute its widow’s might to bring some smiles into the faces of the kids and added that the event will be a yearly affair.

  • Robotics Training at Tamale SHS
    Robotics Training at Tamale SHS

    GEM-GHANA, on the 12th of June 2021 organised a one day STEAM training activity on Robotics for 30 girls offering Science program in Tamale Senior Secondary School. The training was part of a series of trainings to be done to inspire young girls take interest in studying STEAM related programs leading to STEAM Careers. Trainers, took the participants through the training.

    The invited guests at the event took time to offer some Career Guidance and Counseling to the participants in their respective STEAM fields. Dr. Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah, (Chairperson, Board of Directors – GEM-GHANA), Dr. Hawawu Hussein, (Member, Board of Directors – GEM-GHANA), Dr. Abdul-Nashirudeen Mumuni, (Member, Board of Directors – GEM-GHANA) and Dr. Mohammed Abdul Muhsin Zambang (Lecturer, Tamale Technical University) all took time to provide some information on Science programs that leads to STEAM careers. They also encourage the young girls to take their studies seriously to enable them pass their examinations and climb up the academic ladder to land good jobs in future that will reduce the wide gab that exists in gender employment.

    The facilitators of the robotics training, Mr. Ushawu Ibrahim, who doubles as GEM-GHANA, Chief Digital Officer and the CEO of Electronics Technologies Consult (ETC) and Mr. Simon of ETC, then took their time to meticulously take participants through the building and programming of basic robots to perform specific tasks. The training is usually a hands-on activity that demands the participants put into groups for effective participation. The hands-on nature captured the attention of all the participants including the invited guests, who volunteered to join the groups to add their experience and to provide some guidance and leadership to the groups

    Mr. Ushawu also took some time to share a few words with the girls; he said the world is fast moving to digitalization and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) so there is the need for young girls to get themselves ready to enable them face the challenges ahead.

    At the end of the event, the Executive Director of GEM-GHANA added his voice to the call of the guests to the participants to take their studies seriously to prepare them to become responsible future leaders.

  • Robotics Training at Tamale Girls SHS
    Robotics Training at Tamale Girls SHS

    As part of GEM-GHANA STEAM Project, on 17th April 2021, we in collaboration with Electronics Technologies Consult (etc), organised a day’s Robotics training event for 30 girls in Tamale Girls SHS. The event was aimed at inspiring these young girls to take interest in studying STEAM related programs, which will lead them to Careers in STEAM fields like Medicine, Engineering, Technology, etc.