This Monday, I was privileged to witness the launch of GOAL by Standard Chartered Bank Ghana under the leadership of their Chief Executive , Mansa Nettey, at the Right to Dream Academy, Old Akrade.
The objective of the GOAL initiative is to enable young girls between the ages of 12 to 20 in urban areas from low-income families with financial education and life skills so that they can play active leadership roles in their families, communities and economies.
To support the GOAL project, employees will volunteer their time by offering financial education , organising GOAL events , mentoring the girls and offering their skills to support their NGO partners .
The programme seeks to empower adolescent girls using sports and life skills so they can make informed choices and to fulfill their potential.
GOAL is a global programme of Standard Chartered Bank that has since its inception in 2006, reached over 200,000 girls in 25 countries equipping them with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to be integral economic leaders.
The programme aims to reach 600,000 girls by 2018.
The colorful event brought together staff of Standard Chartered Bank , government officials ,media houses , journalists and bloggers.
There was a beautiful display of football by the girls of the Right to Dream Academy to climax it all.
Check out some of the photos from the event below.