Schooling is free in Ghana. However the parents are expected to pay for extra lessons, the school uniform and meals (even though one of the new electoral campaign subjects is to provide free meals in school). Furthermore school supplies are often difficult to find in remote areas. So when you talk about education, they will give this as a reason for not sending their children to school. There is little community action to stimulate education and it is very notable how much money is being spent on for instance weddings and funerals as people do save for that. But they don’t save for schooling for their children and especially not for girls.
Go Girl Ghana wants to make sure that the communities maintain the road to change for girls, even without our physical support. We believe that by training, inspiring and mobilising the communities to think of community based solutions, they will take ownership of the challenges that they face and work together. This way they are on the road to sustainable social change.
Awutu Bereku, Awutu Bontrase, Okwampa, Ahintia/ Kwame Whettey, Aberful/ Amadua, Fianko/Otopiase, Mafadwen/Nkwadum, Ayiresu/Bentum, Ofaada, Bonsuoku