creating safe spaces for adolescent girls to meet and discuss their challenges is core focus of this project. Adolescent girls at their age experiment with a lot of things and it is important that they are guided to make right choices other being left alone to experiment which has a potential to lead them to negative vices especially in this digital and technology age where misinformation is widespread. under the guidance of mentors these girls will be guided to have empowering conversation.
The conservative nature of rural communities in northern region of Ghana demands that adolescent girls are modest and at least in theory sheltered from sexuality and reproductive health knowledge. This, combined with low levels of education, creates an environment of misunderstanding regarding reproductive and sexual health. The statistics available indicate that out of 232 adolescent girls only 34% knew of mensuration before experiencing it and as result come with some mental trauma
When the AGCN programme will be implemented in the centres, members will read stories on relevant issues like menstruation and reproductive health, STIs, confidence and assertiveness and other social and environmental issues.They will read the stories through small groups following 4 steps:Read one or two paragraphs or a page; explain in their colloquial language; Pose small questions from the part read; and discuss superstitions, myths if applicable. community outreach will also be organised
The adolescent girls will acquire leadership and management skills through various activities in the programme, and can now also be bold enough to report any form of abuse that affects them. They will receive information on reproductive health, STDs and other social and environmental issues. We will see a lot of girls being safe, living healthy and improving upon their school performance which will be motivation to keep them in schools