“People in my community are ignorant about the dangers of child marriage. Girls do not know they have a right to education and to decide when to get married. When the youth in my community are educated about their rights, the negative effects of child marriage and are given the opportunity to go to school, they will become better people in future.”
Matilda, 22, is a peer educator with the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana. She loves to volunteer her time and teach girls in her community about their rights, dangers of child marriage and the importance of education. Matilda says “girls are vulnerable and need to be supported and protected in achieving their fullest potential” and becoming agents of change in their own lives as well as for their families, communities and for the society at large.
June 16th is the International Day of the African Child. YHFG to collaborate with Canadian High Commission to mark International Day of the African Child with high media profiles. Join Matilda, live on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation at 6:00am and on Citi 97.3 FM at 8:45am to hear her speak about how child marriage is affecting her community.