The primary focus of the program is developing personal safety skills; and increasing knowledge and skill related to preventing/reporting child sexual abuse.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the prevalence of sexual assault on boys and girls under 18 in Ghana is 7% and 14% respectively. 4000 Ghanaian pupils residing in the city of Kumasi will participate in a school-based Child Sexual Assault Prevention program facilitated by educators, social workers and volunteers.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through school-based workshops and presentations, information about what sexual assault is and is not, identifying “private parts” distinguishing appropriate and inappropriate situations and learning assertive response to unwanted touching.
Potential Long Term Impact
Many girls who have been sexually abused will come out and confess. The program will lead to drastic reduction in sexual abuse cases among girls in Kumasi therefore leading to an increase in girls’ school enrolment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,563
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,563 . The original project funding goal was $4,000.