By Nana Oye Gyimah
Yamoransa (C/R), Oct 12- Girls have been told to show interest in the usage of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) as the world rapidly moves into digitalization.
Mrs. Eva Gyina-Bediako, the Saltpond District Director of Ghana Education staff Development Institute (GESDI) made this call during a consultative meeting with girls on the international day of the girl child.
The event dubbed; “Digital Generation, Our Generation” was held in the Mfantseman municipality with some selected schools to sensitize girls on the need to move with the growing ages of technology and development.
The International Day of the Girl Child was instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world as well as the need to address them.
The event was organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, Anomabo with CAMFED Association, Mfantseman as its implementing partner.
She said the internet could be used to build social networks and movements to engage in activities that could help build their personal development and relations with others.
“Everything is gradually becoming digital, including our conversations and relationships so we must strive to adapt to the changes we are seeing so that the world would not leave us behind." She added.
The Director cautioned all to also use the internet wisely and not allow others to negatively manipulate them because it could make or unmake them.
Speaking on anxiety as a mental health condition, Mr. Isaac Arthur said it was a vital part of the daily life of especially youngsters that allows them to prepare for the unknown.
Shivering, high reason pattern, heat beat, sweat in the palm or on, the body, and stammering amongst others were some signs of anxiety.
“Anxiety is good but gets bad anytime you panic. To be able to manage this, avoid alcohol or caffeinated drinks, eat well, and have enough sleep.”
Warning all against ready cancer, Ms. Mabel Dontwi, a mental health Officer, urged all to frequently examine their breasts, report a suspected cancer case on time, and keep good personal hygiene to keep the breast happy.
“Do not buy drugs over the counter unless prescribed, go to the hospital and build a good communication between health providers so that you could even discuss your medical options with them.” she indicated.
With no known cause of cancers, she noted that hereditary, radiation, obesity, early menstruation, delayed menopause, delayed childbirth, alcohol, and simply being a female were the risk factors.
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