Targeting 100 teenage girls with children between the ages of 12-19 years in Ghana, this project intends to improve their lives by giving them access to comprehensive sexuality education, mentoring and vocational training. This will economically empower and equip them with knowledge and skills to take care of themselves and their children This will go a long way to prevent the emotional distress which leads them into vices such as prostitution, abused relationships and self pity.
Pregnancy rates among teenage girls are quoted at 30%, making Ghana one of the countries with the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mawu is a teenage girl who was not able to complete her primary education because she got pregnant and gave birth. This has made it difficult for her to find a decent job to take care of herself and her child. She is faced with economic hardship and her abused relationship has led her into child prostitution.
This project will educate and empower Mawu to improve her life and that of 99 others in a similar situation Dels Foundation will help bridge the knowledge gap in sex education by providing comprehensive sexuality education to these teenage girls with children, to enable them make well informed choices regarding their reproductive Health We will create a safe and enabling environment for them to go through counseling and vocational training: this will resonate their self confidence
The project will improve the lives of 100 teenage mothers. It will build their self confidence and economically empower them to set up small enterprises to cater for themselves and their children. It will help reduce sexually transmitted diseases and ensure their well being. They will act as peer educators to other young people to reduce teenage pregnancy They will live an independent and a happy life
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).