12-year-old performs Australian High Commissioner’s duty for a day
Plan International Ghana has taken an initiative to empower girls to assume offices of dignitary in their various capacities.
The Australian High Commissioner, Ghana Mr Gregory Andrews gave 12-year-old Rebecca Dankwah a form two student of Kwamoso Presbyterian Junior High School in the Eastern Region, his duties as High Commissioner for a day to perform.
Assuming her duties, she got a full debriefing as well as a complete office tour of the embassy and the private residence of Ambassador Gregory.
Rebecca later joined the ambassador on a visit to the New Horizon School for children with special needs where the commission is funding some renovation.
Mr Gregory urged Rebecca and other young girls to aspire to be great personalities in the future while taking their studies seriously.
Mrs Christiana Asante Nkansah, the communication specialist at Plan International Ghana said, the Girl Take Over initiative, is to empower young girls in rural communities to aspire for greater opportunities while studying towards achieving it.
He urged parents to give equal opportunities to both their male and female children in order to promote gender parity in the society.
Ms Rebecca commended the ambassador for giving her the opportunity to experience what it felt like to be an ambassador.
She promised the ambassador and the team from Plan International Ghana, to study hard to become a responsible citizen as well as role model for others to emulate.
By Geoffrey Buta.