Obaapa Rising: Girls in Gomoa supported through vocational and technical training

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Obaapa Rising: Girls in Gomoa supported through vocational and technical training

In our commitment to support government’s effort towards ending inequality by 2030 under Sustainable Development Goals framework, Rural Heights Foundation has raised funds to provide scholarship for some girls in the Gomoa West district of Ghana. The scholarship is meant to cover tuition for ICT and other technical/vocational training.

Although school enrolment for girls in Ghana has improved over the years, general adults literacy is still skewed against women. Nationally, 46.9% of females (as against 67.3% males) are able to read and write in English. The situation is worse in the rural areas where only 31.4% females (as against 53% males) are literate. This compares unfavorably with their urban counterparts where female literacy is 60.3% as against 80.9% for males (Source: GLSS 6, p. 17). The impact is limited economic opportunities for girls in general but particularly for girls in the rural areas where poverty is rife. The adverse social outcome is unplanned pregnancy, rural-urban migration and a host of other issues.

Our solutions is to provide vocational/technical training for girls in poor rural communities in order to empower them with skillsets that responds to local demand. To support the Obaapa Rising Girls Scholarship scheme, kind visit here or send us email via info@ruralheights.org.


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