Promoting Safe Spaces for Adolescent Girls

by Songtaba
Promoting Safe Spaces for Adolescent Girls


Adolescent girls suffer due to discrimination and lack of awareness. Keeping this in mind, Songtaba in consultations with girls decided to intensify its efforts related to the investment in adolescent girls through an initiative dubbed as Adolescent Girls Club Network (AGCN) for Reading Centres also known as Reading Clinics. Informal discussions with adolescent girls and their mothers in different places revealed that there was an apparent need to learn about issues that are close to their life

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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

Long-Term Impact

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


Organization Information


Location: Bimbila - Ghana
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @songtabango
Project Leader:
Lamnatu Adam
Bimbila, Norther Region Ghana
$110 raised of $5,000 goal
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$4,890 to go
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