Focus on Girls

In many rural areas like Humjibre, female education is considered an economic burden. Young women are often forced to forego their education, and are instead obligated to tend to the home. Yet educating young women is considered to be one of the most successful paths out of poverty.

In an effort to address existing gender biases in our communities, GHEI has instituted certain standards in our education programming.

  • At least 60% of our scholarship recipients and students in our Youth Education Program and Early Childhood Literacy classes are female, and

  • We offer spaces for young women to come together, such as Ladies’ Night at the Tutoring Center and GHEI's annual Girls’ Empowerment Camp for junior high school girls each summer.

 

GHEI works to improve educational opportunities for girls by helping them to pursue their goals, and demonstrating to parents and the community that girls are not only worth the investment, but that they have a right to it.

 

Ghana Health and Education Initiative is a registered 501(c)3 organization (EIN 26-2358536).

Photo copyright ©Ghana Health and Education Initiative 2016 and ©Rohit Lakhani for Photographers Without Borders 2015

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