The Centre for Gender and Advocacy Directorate of Takoradi Technical University, CEGENDA, through its All Inclusive Empowerment Programme has embarked on a community engagement with youth and women of Assakae community in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality.
Various speakers from the Directorate in their engagement with the community sensitized them on gender related issues, sexual harassment, knowing one’s value as well as the importance of education.
Director for CEGENDA, Prof. Gladys Quartey advised the youth and women to ensure they work hard to achieve academic excellence. She said the gap between them and their male counterparts is too wide and that gap needs to be closed.
Prof. Quartey also shared light on the numerous programmes they can enrol at Takoradi Technical University and therefore encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunity to seek advance education as TTU is ever ready to welcome them.
A member of the CEGENDA team, Denis Kankam Darkwah also advised parents to be observant with their children as they grow up to help them settle on the right career paths.
On her part, the Gender Officer for the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Education office, Hawa Salifu, who was at the event urged the people to enrol in programmes that will make easy for them to attract mining as well as oil and gas employment in the region.
The team at the end of the community engagement paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Assakae, Nana Asante Kojo II who expressed happiness with the success of the programme. He then asked the CEGENDA team to frequent the community especially on market days to help sensitize the community.