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What does education mean to girls in Ghana?
What does education mean to girls in Ghana?
"Out of seven children, I am the only one who went to school. I look and think differently from my siblings. I am able to make informed decisions and can never be cheated by any one. I am loved, respected and treated like a heroine in my family and my community. Read More >
Monitoring goes mobile: how Camfed is revolutionising data collection in rural Africa
Monitoring goes mobile: how Camfed is revolutionising data collection in rural Africa
Camfed tracks every dollar and pound it spends on girls’ education in Africa to make sure the girls and young women it supports are getting the full benefit of money from donors. It’s essential work, but it’s also time-consuming: since 1993 Camfed has supported more than 60,000 girls and young women through school and provided training to thousands more across five countries in Africa. Read More >
Camfed Announces Major New Partnerships at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Camfed Announces Major New Partnerships at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Last week, Camfed Directors Ann Cotton and Brooke Hutchinson and scholarship alumna Enita Mashika attended the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City. Read More >
Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees
Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees
School fees are widely recognized as a major barrier to achieving Millennium Development Goal 2 on universal access to primary education. Read More >
UNICEF-supported child-friendly schools bring education to rural Ghana
UNICEF-supported child-friendly schools bring education to rural Ghana
Elizabeth, 12, is fighting to achieve a dream that was once also her father’s – completing an education. Read More >
Students in Ghana dream big
Students in Ghana dream big
GHANA, 29 January 2009 - Every evening, 15-year-old Rashida* returns home from school, changes out of her uniform, and rushes to a neighboring farm to help her mother harvest vegetables. Her father is disabled, so the modest profit the two of them earn must cover food, clothing and other necessities for all seven children and their parents. Despite having precious little time to study, Rashida is one of the top students at her junior secondary school. But with so much responsibility on her small shoulders, she admits that it is sometimes hard for her to imagine a more promising future. Read More >
Footballer Stephen Appiah promotes education with a surprise visit to his former school
Footballer Stephen Appiah promotes education with a surprise visit to his former school
ACCRA, Ghana, 13 February – Stephen Appiah, one of the biggest footballers in Ghana, made a surprise visit to his former primary school to emphasise the importance of education in this West African nation. Read More >
African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Sandra Nyarko interviews her fellow students in Ghana
African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Sandra Nyarko interviews her fellow students in Ghana
TAKORADI, Ghana, 23 January 2008 - As part of UNICEF’s campaign on Quality Education for all Children I went to my school, Chapel Hill, in Takoradi, as a youth journalist and led a discussion on the importance of education. First we organized for the kids to have some fun before we dealt with the big issues. Since the Africa Cup of Nations is being held in Sekondi-Takoradi, we played football to use the power of sport to promote education. Read More >
African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Samuel Tronu tells a story of Ellen
African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Samuel Tronu tells a story of Ellen's struggle to stay in school
In a crowded junior secondary school classroom in a small village school sits a young woman with a story. This is a story about a girl who’s humble and hardworking.
She educates herself in everything that she does. She goes to school at Shama Junction JSS. She’s called Ellen and she is 24 years old. Read More >
Youth reporters promote education during the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, GHANA 2008
Youth reporters promote education during the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, GHANA 2008
ACCRA, Ghana, 1 February 2008 – Edith Asamani, 17 and Stephen Iseh, 14, are two of the youth reporters based in Accra who have joined UNICEF to raise awareness of the ‘Quality Education for All Children’ campaign during the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, GHANA 2008. Read More >
Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 2
Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 2
NEW YORK, USA, 11 December 2007 – Bernice Akuamoah, 21, lives in Accra, Ghana, where she has just started her third year at university. She was the first person to create a Digital Diary with UNICEF Radio and the Voices of Youth online community – using recording equipment supplied by UNICEF to tell her story of teenage life in Accra in a six-part series. Read More >
Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London
Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London
NEW YORK, USA, 23 November 2007 – Bernice Akuamoah, 21, lives in Accra, Ghana, where she has just started her third year at university. She was the first person to create a Digital Diary with UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth (UNICEF’s online community for young people), using recording equipment to tell her story of teenage life in Accra in a six-part series. Read More >
Footballer Marcel Desailly teaches girls in Ghana about success on and off the field
Footballer Marcel Desailly teaches girls in Ghana about success on and off the field
TAMALE CITY, Ghana, 26 September 2007 – Accomplished football player and Goodwill Ambassador Marcel Desailly recently visited the Northern Region of Ghana with UNICEF to encourage children, especially young girls, to play football and go to school. Read More >
Song is song all over the world
Song is song all over the world
May 2006 - “When I visited our partner school in Ghana, the children’s singing was fantastic,” says Trudi Binns, a teacher who visited Ghana last year as part of CAMFED’s school partnership programme. “Song is song all over the world...” Read More >
 Girl-child Education Project Honours Beneficiaries
Girl-child Education Project Honours Beneficiaries
Patricia Owusu is among the 60 brilliant but disadvantaged girls, to benefit from World Vision’s Girl-Child Education Project. At an awards ceremony honouring the girls’ determination to pursue higher education, she thanked World Vision for the assistance that enabled her to have an education. Read More >
Girls
Girls' Education in Ghana: A Q and A with May Rihani
May Rihani is an internationally recognized expert in girls education. As the director of the AED Center for Gender Equity, she oversees AED’s efforts to increase the rates at which girls are enrolled and retained in schools around the world. Read More >

 

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