Right now, a child pregnancy is being recorded in Ghana every 5 minutes. We are facing a crisis. Since the pandemic hit, 110,000 child pregnancies have been recorded in Ghana, some as young as 12 years old. Girls are losing their childhoods and futures. And we're all losing a generation of girls' potential and decades of progress made breaking cycles of poverty. We urgently need your help to stop this. Donate before midnight 31st December and your donation will be DOUBLED.
The disruption caused by the pandemic has been devastating for families in Ghana who already live in poverty. With schools closed and facing severe financial hardship, many families have struggled to keep their children healthy and safe, and we have sadly seen a rise in child neglect, abuse and exploitation. 110,000 girls have fallen pregnant since the start of the pandemic and in parts of northern Ghana, pregnancy in 10-14 year old girls has increased by 38%.
Ensuring Means: We help families in rural communities grow businesses to lift themselves out of poverty and give their children brighter futures. Building Motive: We work with children, parents and community members to build understanding and support for every child's right to be healthy, safe and in school. Creating Opportunity: We ensure that even the most vulnerable children have access to quality services like schooling and healthcare, and the support they need to thrive.
With your support, we will ensure communities in rural Ghana have the means, motive and opportunity to keep their girls healthy, safe and in school. Together, we can ensure girls today have a brighter tomorrow.