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PwC employees engage adolescent girls in Jamestown
PwC employees engage adolescent girls in Jamestown

PwC employees engage adolescent girls in Jamestown

Female employees of PwC Ghana, as part of activities to mark international Women’s Day, (IWD) last Friday interacted with adolescent girls from two schools in Jamestown, a suburb of Accra.

The event which was attended by about 100 girls from the Accra Sempe Basic School and Accra Royal School focused on menstrual and personal hygiene, staying safe on the Internet, choosing careers and financial literacy.

After an initial session which focused mainly on menstrual hygiene, the students were divided into small groups so they could interact with the staff who shared their experiences and how girls could work hard to take up leadership roles.

Sanitary Pad demo
Caption: A nurse demonstrating how to use a reusable sanitary pad.

 

Associate Director in charge of corporate social responsibility, Ms Clara Amarteyfio-Taylor, explained that the company believed in creating continuous and sustainable impact in society and has over the years embarked on different projects aimed at improving the lives of people.

“What forms the basis of the projects we work on are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We pick along the lines of the SDGs focusing on education, sanitation and environmental sustainability. We also believe in impacting different societies so we pick different projects to work on.”

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“Since 2021, our key focus has been on education and empowerment of all genders. So on an ongoing basis, we are doing things to contribute to the development and growth of the society and communities in which we find ourselves,” she explained.

Ms Lydia Pwadura, a Tax partner at PwC Ghana and West Market Area Leader for Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, said the female volunteers chose that area because they understood the challenges young girls in the community faced.

Tax Partner PwC Ghana
Caption:Ms Lydia Pwadura speaking at the event

 

She said aside from distributing disposable and reusable sanitary pads to the girls, they also decided to focus on the theme for this year’s IWD and sensitise them to safe use of the Internet.

One of the participants who spoke with The Mirror said she was happy to get the opportunity to interact with women in different fields.

PwC IWD Jamestown
Caption: One of the students answering a question


“I have learnt I can achieve whatever dream I have if I put in the work. I also like how the visitors explained some of the topics in local languages so we all understand.”

PwC IWD Jamestown
Caption: The volunteers from PwC Ghana

 

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