Children
 Ghana
Project #4187

Educating 4000 Ghanaian pupils on Sexual Abuse

by Light for Children

Summary

The primary focus of the program is developing personal safety skills; and increasing knowledge and skill related to preventing/reporting child sexual abuse.
$5,563
total raised
71
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the prevalence of sexual assault on boys and girls under 18 in Ghana is 7% and 14% respectively. 4000 Ghanaian pupils residing in the city of Kumasi will participate in a school-based Child Sexual Assault Prevention program facilitated by educators, social workers and volunteers.

Solution

Through school-based workshops and presentations, information about what sexual assault is and is not, identifying “private parts” distinguishing appropriate and inappropriate situations and learning assertive response to unwanted touching.

Long-Term Impact

Many girls who have been sexually abused will come out and confess. The program will lead to drastic reduction in sexual abuse cases among girls in Kumasi therefore leading to an increase in girls’ school enrolment.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.lightforchildren.com
Documentary trailer about our work!
Light for Children's website

Organization Information

Light for Children

Location: Adum-Kumasi, NA - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​lightforchildren.com
Project Leader:
Sebastian Lindstrom
Chairman
Hong Hong, - Hong Kong

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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