By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) has embarked on a week-long sensitization on the ‘Girl Power Project’, targeting a cross-section of women participants from different walks of lives at the York community centre.
CEFORD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Paul Muana, told participants at the meeting that their organization aims at promoting girl child empowerment by creating savings accounts for girls from age seven to 14 years. He revealed the project is funded by Plan International.
“This is the third year of CEFORD outreach participation in the Girl Power project as we have done similar exercises in Songo, Kuwana Crossing, Debia Water, and the second year project was also observed in Newton, Devil Hole, Yams Farm and in Hastings,” he said, adding that the third year of the project will benefit girls in York village, Tombo and Benguema.
Executive Director of CEFORD, Moses O. Kamara, also emphasized that CEFORD has in diverse ways brought hope to the gild child to become self-reliant in different communities, noting that Plan International is their funding partner.
York Village Headman, Peter K. Atsakpo, also commended efforts by CEFORD and praised their laudable initiative to help educate parents on how their children can start saving money through transparent and accountability way.
He encouraged parents to regard the project as part of ways children could become responsible leaders in future.