Keep 1000 Girls in School in Rural Ghana

by AKAYA Foundation
Keep 1000 Girls in School in Rural Ghana
Keep 1000 Girls in School in Rural Ghana
Keep 1000 Girls in School in Rural Ghana
Keep 1000 Girls in School in Rural Ghana

Summary

1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa are out of school and disempowered because of period poverty. This project aims to address period poverty and enhance educational outcomes by providing 1000 girls with reusable menstrual hygiene products, educational supplies, and comprehensive health education. Through workshops and mentorship, the project will empower girls with knowledge about menstrual health and reproductive rights, reduce school absenteeism, and build confidence, ensuring they stay in sc

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Challenge

In rural Ghana, period poverty and lack of menstrual health education lead to high absenteeism among schoolgirls. High taxes on sanitary products make them unaffordable, forcing girls to miss school. This financial strain often pressures girls into transactional sex with men who promise money for sanitary products, increasing the risk of teenage pregnancy and sexual health problems. Consequently, their education suffers, confidence diminishes, and future opportunities are limited.

Solution

This project will combat period poverty by providing reusable menstrual hygiene products and educational supplies to 1000 girls across 5 regions in Ghana. Comprehensive workshops in schools called 'The Like Her Project' will educate girls about menstrual health, hygiene practices, and reproductive rights. By ensuring access to necessary resources and fostering a supportive learning environment, the project will reduce absenteeism, and empower girls to continue their education and pursue dreams.

Long-Term Impact

The cycle of period poverty will be broken and educational opportunities increased. The project will improve school attendance and self-esteem, and reduce the risks of teenage pregnancy and sexual health issues. This project ensures girls stay in school for at least 2 years, significantly minimising hours lost in education. This fosters gender equality and contributes to community development, as educated and empowered girls are more likely to make positive contributions to their communities.

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Organization Information

AKAYA Foundation

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @akayafoundaton
Project Leader:
Khadija Owusu
London , England United Kingdom
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