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Support the Education of 640 Girls

$485 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 5 months
Created January 17, 2018
Summary
This project will support our already existent study girls' clubs in Sagnarigu district of the Northern region of Ghana. These clubs provide an avenue where the confidence levels of girls are boosted through mentors to ensure their assertiveness through rigorous education in reproductive health during club meetings and also health talks. This helps improve their performance in class and also retain them in School. The project will also provide "violence boxes" as a platform for girls to report abuse.

Challenge
In 2010, there were over 80,000 girls between the age of 10 and 19 with no literacy skills in the Northern region of Ghana alone. Research has shown that though, at the early stage of girls, more and more of them are enrolled in school but as they progress through the higher stages of education, their numbers decline. Though it is the desire for many girls to stay in school, certain pressures such as violence, forced marriages, teenage pregnancy and lack of reproductive knowledge force them out.

Girls that lose confidence to stay in school migrate to the bigger cities to engage in head pottage locally referred to as 'Kayaye' in pursuit of greener pastures. Girls are exposed to some dangers like rape, teenage pregnancy, abuse or violence as they have poor or no shelter in these cities. 


Solution
This project promotes girl child education through girls' clubs. These clubs provide an avenue where confidence levels of girls are boosted by mentors and girls themselves to ensure assertiveness through education in reproductive health during club meetings and health talks. This informs them on how to take care of themselves so as to avoid pregnancy and how to handle the stress from menstruation. This helps improve their performance in class and retain them in school.

The project will educate girls on the dangers of dropping out of school and embarking on a journey to engage in the 'Kayaye'. Returnees from the journey 'Kayaye' will also be invited to give first-hand testimonies of their experiences. 

Long-Term Impact
This project will empower and keep over 640 girls in school till progression into and completion of higher levels of education. Which will help them attain the professions they so desire to pursue in the future and by so doing become active members of society.

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USE OF FUNDS: Funds will be used to maintain and expand girls clubs in the Northern Region of Ghana. It will be used to invite health personnel to educate girls on their sexual and reproductive health rights. It will be used to purchase books for girls and fund girls club activities like Quiz competitions, debates, and Girls parliament. Mentors will also be invited to talk to girls as a way of motivating them to stay and progress in school.

Result: We will be sharing with you the progress of our activities with the girl's clubs on our facebook page CALID Ghana

For information and reports, please contact us on www.calidghana.org
 Email: calid174@gmail.com


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$485 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 5 months
Created January 17, 2018
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