When girls and young women have the knowledge and skills needed for the world of work, they are in a better position to enrich their lives, their families and communities. A mother’s level of education has a direct impact on the welfare of her children and her family. Some major barriers that hinder the empowerment of girls are teenage pregnancy and early marriage usually lead to girl dropping out of school, making it difficult for them to acquire the skills they need for the future. This year’s, we’re supporting girls to be focused and determined to have a better life for themselves and their families. Meet three of them: “I learn hard and I do very well in my exams. My favorite teacher is Mr. Paul Nudowu who teaches Integrated Science and so it’s one of my favorite subjects. I want to be a doctor because I want to look after the patients for them to become well and go back to their work. In Ghana, there are a lot of patients and I want to be one of the doctors here to care for them.”
- Esther Nyonyanim (14), a student
- Josephine Abuyaa (20), a slipper and sandal maker
- Lucy Nkrumah, (21) a third-year Fashion and Design and Technology student.