Globally, girls perform academically at par with boys and often even out-perform them in school. But when it comes to leadership during their careers, women fall behind. This phenomenon is manifested consistently in many parts of the world, and especially in Africa where C-suites are often devoid of female leaders.
The New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp is a 2-day residential program under Newmont Goldcorp Ghana’s Tertiary and Secondary Skills Enhancement Program (T-SSEP). The program targets girls in senior high schools and tertiary institutions, and helps to build their capacity for economic security in the future.
Successful professional women from Newmont Goldcorp Ghana speak to the girls from their personal experiences in leadership, taking them through different aspects of their lives that are components of success, like the importance of physical education and finding the balance between personal appearance and substance. ‘The Magic in You’ session, for example, help the girls understand and optimize their personal gifts as well as overcome the limitations of their personal backgrounds, whether they come from poor backgrounds or broken families, are struggling with low academic performance in school, etc.
The goal of the New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp initiative is to empower young girls between the ages of 15 to 25 years to broaden their options for their professional futures.
Specific objectives are:
The topics covered at the leadership camp include:
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