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|Title: ||Girl Guides Training Centre —Achimota|
|Authors: ||Pecku, Thelma O.|
|Issue Date: ||11-Sep-1991|
|Series/Report no.: ||1866;|
|Abstract: ||The Ghana Girls Guides Association (GGA) established about 70 years ago is a voluntary organisation for females of all ages, classes and creed. It is a branch of an international movement with the Headquarters in Britain.
The Association is concerned with the mental, physical, character and social development of girls and women as a means of preparing them for life and helping the girls in particular to cultivate good social habits. Guiding has been a very educative form of recreation for girls and women over the past years.
With increasing female population and the present rate of moral decadence among the female youth and other related problems, the importance of such n Association in our society can not be overlooked. It is said:
Train a. child in a way it should go
and when grown will never depart
from it, 1 and also
…when you educate a woman you
educate a whole nation.2
These two statements highlight the importance of child and woman training in our national development.
In the light of the various female issues today, the Association needs to reassess and reorganise its activities to benefit as many females as possible. This would make guiding in our country more consequential.
At the 1990 Guides Commonwealth Conference held in Kuala Lumpur and the 70th anniversary celebrations of the GGA in Accra the themes
“TIME TO GROW” and “GUIDING – SERVICE TO THE NATION BE A VOLUNTEER” respectively were most appropriate in the light of various happenings today.
For the GCA such a comprehensive objective also called for an equally comprehensive programme of action. To be able to reach out to the female youth, an awareness of societal trends, youth interests and needs and also female youth issues are critical functions of the project.
Based on the needs of the female gender in our society the G.G.A. has expanded its activities from just extracurricular activities for pupils and students to all year round training programmes to benefit guides and non-guides alike. These include public programmes such as
mass education of women
women’s co-operative society projects
such as Anumle Women’s Co-operative near Achimota.
To effectively reach out to the youth, more adult leaders are required. These cells for adequate training facilities to promote the associations work.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1991|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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