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Empower 5000 women to end child marriage in Ghana

by African Liberators Economic Institute
Empower 5000 women to end child marriage in Ghana

Summary

The project seeks to end child marriage, child trafficking and sexual abuse and exploitation against children, especially girls in the three northern regions and other urban poor areas of Ghana where these underprivileged girls between 10 and 15 years are migrated to. The project intends to raise, build and financially empower 5000 women entrepreneurs in livestock, cash crops and fish farming to become financial independent to take care of their children, especially their young girls in school.

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Challenge

The Upper West Regional Girls' Educational Officer at the Ghana Education Service (GES) Madam Annacleta Viiru has stated no girl has ever completed the Sawoubea Junior High School (JHS) in the Wa East District since its establishment about 25 years ago ,due to child marriage. The incidence of child marriage in Ghana is highest among the Gurma at 35.4 per cent. Next, with an incidence of 35.1 per cent, are other ethnic groups not indigenous to Ghana.

Solution

Providing financial support to 5000 women living in poor communities especially, where child marriage and sexual abuse of children are prevalent to enable them become gainfully employed to take care of their children. The projects will provide financial assistance to these women to engage in livestock, cash crop and fish farming.A common platform dubbed : Virtual and face to face conference compromises nurses, police , teachers, parents, opinion leaders young girls will be created .

Long-Term Impact

When the women are financially independent they will be able to take care of their children especially young girls in school so that they will not succumb to pressures from economic hardship to give off their young girls to early marriage. The children, in particular the young girls will stay in school to acquire life skills to contribute to the development of their communities as they become role model such as nurses, doctors, lawyers, journalists, teachers among others.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africalei.com

Organization Information

African Liberators Economic Institute

Location: Kumasi - Ghana
Twitter: @AfricanEconomic
Project Leader:
Alex Ababio
Kumasi, Ashanti Ghana

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