“Research shows that Camfed Teacher Mentors are improving learning outcomes and retention of students,” said Camfed’s Dolores Dickson, Camfed’s Executive Director - Canada and Global Programs, who joined the research seminar and the annual Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Learning Summit on the following day.
At the summit, audience members heard from Teacher Mentor Estella Attom, as well as from the leaders in Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network, sharing their own experiences of the importance of guidance and counselling to their life and career choices.
Among them were Mastercard Foundation Scholar and medical student at the University for Development Studies Ruhia Mustapha, and nurse and community leader Fatima Yakubu, a former Scholar, who now mentors the next generation of girls and young women in her community.
Together they welcomed the launch of Ghana’s five-year Guidance and Counselling Strategic Plan, a new Teacher Mentor Training Manual, and a Civic Education Handbook for Students, developed by Camfed in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service.
Nurse Fatima (left) and medical student Ruhia (right), proud members of the CAMA alumnae network, and past and current Mastercard Foundation Scholars, catch up with Camfed’s Dolores Dickson at the Annual Learning Summit.