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Young Girls Urged To Seek Career Guidance and Counselling

The Dean of Students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Obuasi Campus, Professor Richard A. Boamah, has charged female students to seek career guidance and counseling before making career choices

According to Prof. Boamah, this was important for female students as they aspire to climb higher in life.


Prof. Boamah made the call at a guidance and counseling workshop. The workshop was organized by Self-Love Foundation, an Obuasi-based female empowerment and development NGO, for female students of Christ the King Catholic Senior High School.

The workshop which was under the theme ‘Creating her Story and Cup it period’, was aimed at helping to transform the social, reproductive, and educational lives of the students.

Role Models

Ms. Hillary Ekuoba Gyasi, President of Self-Love Foundation, said the mission of the all-female NGO was to offer themselves as role models to inspire young girls to aspire to take up higher positions in the future.

She said the Foundation would continue to provide girls in the Obuasi area the needed mentorship to enable them to aspire to reach greater heights.

We believe “no girl should be left behind”, so we aim at inspiring the female folks within our sphere of influence to take control of their own lives. They are empowered to follow the mantra, ‘The Better Woman- The better life of making Her-Story, by creating Her-Story’”, she stated.

Menstrual hygiene

The female students were also educated on menstrual hygiene, teenage pregnancy and perennial health (menstrual and vagina health), girls in humanity courses, legal implications of teenage pregnancy, and others.

They also received packs of female sanitary pads and menstrual cups.


Miss Rachel Wereko Oppong, a female processing engineer of Anglogold Ashanti, advised the girls to take science and mathematics courses seriously since science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) was now taking over industries and women could not afford to be left behind.

Self-Love Foundation seeks to empower girls and women by transforming their social, reproductive, and economic lives.

It also assists girls and women in the rewiring of their worldviews and the fostering of a transition in women from places of disempowerment to agents of positive change.

Source: GNA

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