Education  Ghana Project #54614

Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls

A microproject by Self-Help International
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls
Support Leadership Experience for Teen Girls


This project will support over 30 Junior High School (JHS) final year female students in Ghana to identify, plan, and execute community service projects in their communities. These service projects are a concrete way for girls to put in to action the leadership and civic engagement lessons facilitated throughout the year and will have a lasting impact on their villages.

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The Teen Girls Club aims to help girls continue on their education journey - staying in school through Junior High School (JHS) and advancing to Senior High School (SHS). In addition to reading and writing assistance, club coordinators provide education around leadership and civic engagement. Building leadership skills and demonstrating the importance of community service helps girls stay engaged, and the girls can carry those skills with them to Senior High School and beyond.


Final year JHS students will lead community service projects in their villages. They will engage collaboratively with their peers to identify challenges facing their communities and solutions to solve those problems. The girls will be responsible for engaging fellow Teen Girls Club members, community leaders, government officials or other advisors in facilitating their projects. In 2021 the girls chose to focus their efforts on school renovations - fixing roofs, painting, and finishing floors.

Long-Term Impact

Helping girls stay in school creates healthier, more financially stable families. Girls who stay in school past 7th grade are less likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth and more likely to have healthier and better educated children. Plus, every additional year of secondary education she completes will increase her individual earning power by 15-25%. The impact of keeping girls in school today will truly transform future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
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Twitter: @SelfHelpIntl
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Waverly, IA United States
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