Int’l Day of the Girl Child:
COMINSUD Supports Girls Across NW To Resume School
By Peter Tasi
The Non-Governmental Organisation, COMINSUD has offered assistance to some girls across the North West region to enable them return to school.
The offer was within the context of the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. The day was observed under the theme: “My Voice, our Equal Future,”.
COMINSUD organized activities in 15 localities in three divisions of the North West region viz; Mezam, Menchum and Momo.
It reached out to over 1000 girls aged 9 – 17 years. The focus was for them to know some fundamental right that relate to life, health, education, protection amongst others.
Some girls expressed joy with the new window of opportunity they have to go back to school after staying home for over 4 years. They however regretted that some of their peers are deprived from accessing education due to lack of means, unplanned pregnancies, forced marriages and even death.
This year’s commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child served as a platform for the NGO to raise the voices of the voiceless girl children across the North West Region for a quality future via the right to education.
COMINSUD used the day to appreciate UNICEF/UNFPA Cameroon, BRED for the World GERMANY and Cities of GOVINCHEM DORDRECHT Netherlands for their support in the successful realization of the activities to commemorate the day.
To note that Non Governmental organizations in Bamenda like the YOUNG VISIONARIES NETWORK through its president Etoh Anzah Helbert also joined celebrations marking the day.
It educated over 40 young girls on how to take care of themselves via their monthly flows, the right to education, forced marriages, GBV, rights of a girl child, sustainable development and other challenges.