Project #1394

Making schools in Ghana more girl-friendly

by Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)
Apr 6, 2011


section of students during a schools outreach
section of students during a schools outreach

On February 14, 2011, a Valentine’s Day sensitization program was held with the staff and students of Maamobi Prisons Junior Secondary School. The discussion was on what love is and is not, the history of valentine’s day, the myth about the day such as a day to engage in sexual activities, going on drinking sprees, exchanging expensive gifts even to the extent of stealing from parents and how to stay safe on valentine’s day.

This was linked to the type of abuses that exist, the effect and the help available. A total of eighty seven (87) students and six (6) teachers were reached.

The day was chosen because a lot of abuses happen on this day especially among the youth so; we sought to alert and raise the red flag on this day among the students in an effort to minimize the incidence of abuses recorded on this day.

Some of the results of Valentine’s Day misconceptions discussed were;

  • unplanned pregnancy
  • Contracting sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, syphilis and or HIV/AIDS etc.
  • Getting raped or defiled etc.  

WISE has reached out to a total of Seven thousand one hundred and fifty two (7,152) students and fifty-seven (57) teaching staff since the commencement of the program.

The support of our cherished philanthropists at Global Giving is greatly propelling us to continue to work in making our schools safe especially for girls. Thank you so much.

Teachers and students listening attentively
Teachers and students listening attentively
A female student making a contribution
A female student making a contribution
Question time
Question time
Teachers also contributes to discussions of the da
Teachers also contributes to discussions of the da

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Organization Information

Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)

Location: Accra, N/A - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​
Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)
Project Leader:
Adwoa Bame
Executive Director
Acrra, Ghana

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