Teenage girls in the Akuapem enclave, particularly Mamfe, have been taught the fundamentals of academic success in order to become
The girls, who were there without their parents, were lectured on how to avoid teenage pregnancy and other concerns that would cause them to fall behind in their studies.
Those who had given birth while in school and had to stay at home as a result would also be helped to return to school.
The ceremony was held at Mamfe in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region by the Obaapa Development Foundation, an oranisation made up of queen moms from throughout the country and other advocacy groups.
About 100 teenage girls from various junior and senior high schools among the communities in the area attended the event, which was organised in partnership with the Mamfehene of Akuapem Traditional Area, Osabarima Ansah Sasraku.
Nana Hemaa Awindor, Executive Director of the Obaapa Development Charity and Afigya-Kwabre Nkosouhemaa, addressed the girls, saying the foundation dealt with teenage pregnancy in three ways.
The first, she explained, was advocating for the prevention of pregnancy, as well as information on how to deal with pregnancy and how pregant girls can return to school after giving birth.
The teenage females were also taught how to prevent pregnancy, according to Nana Awindor, who said that pregnancy should not occur until a solution is found.
Furthermore, the foundation’s Executive Director stated that the girls were given menstrual hygiene training even before their first menstrual cycle.
Those who became pregnant, according to Nana Awindor, had to be cared for through the foundation’s special back to school effort.
When it comes to teenage girls’ mothers, she claims that because most mothers become angry when their daughters become pregnant, they force them into child marriages.
Put an end to teen pregnancies
The Mamfehene, Osabarima Sasraku, who presided over the event, praised the foundation for taking the initiative, which he said would help teenage schoolgirls put an end to teenage pregnancies while in school.
According to him, teenage schoolgirls must always be in school but not at home due to pregnancies, describing such a concerning phenomenon as unacceptable.