While Ghana has seen rapid improvements in girls’ access to education in recent years, there are still major challenges with girls completing education beyond a primary level.
Poverty, forced marriage, and pregnancy are all obstacles that are pushing girls to drop out of school. And with financial hardships caused by Covid-19 on families, girls are facing increased pressures. Many have turned to leaving school and working to support their families.
Further, there is little opportunity for girls to pursue STEM subjects. Preventing them from fulfilling their potential to help drive sustainable socioeconomic development.
Ghana is faced with 12% youth unemployment and more than 50% underemployment. Skills in STEM-related fields offer a viable solution to unemployment.
With your help, we can address the needs of young girls to ensure that they stay in school and empower them to become a new generation of trailblazing women in STEM!
Give girls the power to shape their own futures