NORSAAC, a non-governmental organization based in the northern sector of Ghana has empowered young girls in the Senior high schools within the northern region in dealing with issues related to adolescent health through their Young Female Parliament initiative.
In an inter schools debate competition held in Tamale, the contestants based their submissions on adolescent health especially menstruation and problems associated with it and how to deal with it among female students.
Nancy Yeri, an official from NORSAAC who spoke to reporters after the program said, the Young Female Parliament (YFP) project was established to address the low participation of women and girls in leadership and decision-making processes.
It will also serve as a learning platform for young girls in the Northern Region and encourages them to deliberate on various developmental and governance issues, particularly those affecting the growth, education and development of females.
It was presided over by FYP members from the Northern School of Business (Nobisco) with participants coming from Business Senior High School, Tamale Islamic SHS, Savelugu SHS and the Tamale Girls SHS (Pagnar).
NORSAAC is an empowerment for change organization committed to women and young people in Ghana’sNorthern Region.
Dedicated to championing an improved quality of life for empowered women, youth, and marginalized groups asserting their rights, NORSAAC actively engages in community and policy-based work in the following four areas: Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health, Gender and Governance, Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development, and Education.
By Prince Kwame Tamakloe