The Ghana Permaculture Institute (Techiman) is serving as host for this year’s edition of the Girls Leading our World/ Boys Respecting Others camp, under the theme: Building the Future through Positive Adolescent Reproductive Health and Agriculture.
A collaboration between the Palladium Group who are the fund managers of the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health Project, the National Youth Authority, as well as Peace Corps Ghana, the 5-day programme seeks to empower 30 adolescents and young adults in responsible sexual behaviour, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Selected from such communities as Duadaso, Kabile, and Jamera ( in the Jaman – North constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region), the participants, between the ages of 16 and 22, will, by the end of the programme, be versed in knowledge pertaining to mushroom farming, beekeeping, cashew grafting, batik and bead making, s well as perma gardening practical training.
The GLOW/BRO Camp takes place from January 22 to 28, and is based on former U.S first lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to improve education among boys and girls in the sub-region. It is funded by UK-aid, with support from the Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service, and National Population Council.