WINNEBA – As countries around the world commemorate the 2023 International Day of the Girl-Child, Dr. Patricia Ananga, an Administrator at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has urged girls to prioritize their education and cultivate a focus on excellence to positively impact their communities.
According to a new release by the Ghana News Agency, Winneba, Dr. Ananga provided this guidance during a forum in Winneba themed ‘Our Time Is Now—Our Rights, Our Future; The Role of Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Shaping and Empowering Girls to Realize Their Rights to Secure a Brighter Future.’ She stated that obedience to rules and ongoing self-encouragement are crucial elements for educational success.
The International Day of the Girl-Child isn’t just an annual event, but a constant commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of girls, noted Dr. Ananga. She emphasized the global significance attached to girls and their potential for future societal contributions as the reason behind the celebration.
Dr. Ananga underscored the critical role of technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, in today’s fast-paced digital world. She insisted that proper investment in girls’ education and opportunities would cultivate strong, resilient communities. It is imperative, she said, to eliminate cultural, social, and economic barriers that hinder girls from realizing their full potential.
“Let us work together, tirelessly and with unwavering determination to achieve our goals,” she urged. When girls are equipped with the right tools, skills, and opportunities, they are empowered to shape the future, Dr. Ananga noted. The celebration of the International Day of the Girl-Child serves as a timely reminder to break free from the shackles of gender biases, discrimination, and inequality, she concluded.