Watch: Empowering girls for school re-entry in Covid times: The role of the community

Ghana | Afiadenyigba D/A Basic school 

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  • Friday 9

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ghana | Afiadenyigba D/A Basic school 
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– Theme: Deepening family and community engagement

– Format: Panel

– Primary language: English

The high rates of early exiting amongst girls in our school due to teenage pregnancy and menstrual health-related issues resulted in conversations about retention rates for girls pre-COVID-19. The school engaged the District Girl Child coordinator and NGOs in these discussions and even started a Girl’s club to that effect.

What this event seeks to achieve is to scale up that drive in the face of a bigger challenge of a possible increase in dropout rates in girls of up to 60% because of early marriage and pregnancy due to the long COVID-19 break. We aim to achieve this by bringing together key stakeholders such as; Chiefs, the member of parliament for the constituency who also serves as the ranking member for education at Ghana’s parliament, parents, teachers and school pupils, at one table to discuss the problem.

Through this partnership, we aim to create sustainable solutions and resolve to leave no girl behind irrespective of their condition when school resumes.

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