The Kumasi Girls LitClubs Lead A Community Wide Celebration for Girls

The LitClubs of Kumasi Ghana run in partnership with the Millennium Cities Initiative held celebrations across the city. 

Members of South Suntreso Junior High Girls LitClub had fun writing and then acting out a sketch entitled “The Genius Woman in the Society."

After coming together to celebrate the Day of the Girl within their own LitClub and school, the girls of South Suntreso went for a march around their community to spread the message that the power of literacy and the right to tell her stories belongs to every girl.

The LitClub girls of State Girls Junior High dressed up to represent all 10 Regions of Ghana as a way of advocating for all Women and Girls on the Day of the Girl.

Meanwhile, LitClub members from Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, Ghana read letters to the Member of Parliament of their constituency to inform them about some of the issues they face as girls and what can be done to improve their lives.

The girls of the Opoku Ware LitClub also shared stories with each other about the women and girls who have inspired and impacted their lives. Here we learned about a girl who attends school and sells sachet water in her community to support her family and herself.

--Submitted by Sheila Effah-Kyei, Kumasi Regional Coordinator