Girl Child Education Society
In Ghana, about 20 percent of teenage girls drop out of school or fail to finish their exams.
"We see too many girls dropping out of school and becoming unwed teenage mothers, and we are determined to change this situation. We want to help girls create different professional pathways that they can be proud of." – Comfort Mensah – Girl Child Education Society Coordinator
The Girl Child Education Society at SDA School was formed to change the traditional practice of keeping girls behind boys when it comes to basic education. The Society wants to educate families, as well as the girls, about the importance of their education and fill in the gaps parents and caregivers often leave in motivating their girls.
The projects of the Society include:
- Provision of school uniforms, health insurance, and books for girls who need them.
- Special education on health issues facing girls, including classes on prevention of STDs. These are provided by nurses and doctors for a small fee.
- Girls choir and dressmaking classes.
- Counseling of parents on topics related to the development of and growth of girls.
- Classes on cooking and personal hygiene.
- Goal-setting discussion groups.
When you educate a girl, you education a whole family. And when you educate a family, you education a whole village.
For $50 a month, you can sponsor a girl's education.
A general donation to the Girl Child Education Society helps us provide the additional classes and activities for our girls.