to support 'Girl at Risk'. The money will go into school books, and uniforms, sanitary towels, deodorants and in extreme cases meals for school and life skills coaching to prevent dependency on men for survival
"No child left Behind"
In Ghana, the situation of the urban poor child especially girls leaves much to be desired. most available interventions are skewed towards street children, trafficked children, orphans and brilliant but needy children. In my line of work as a social service coordinator of a FNGO, I come across many instances of young teenagers dropping out of school after junior high because they live in abject poverty.
Even with the free Senior high school introduced recently, they are not able to take advantage of it because they cant afford one meal a day neither can they afford the basic things needed for school. And so they drop out in order for their younger siblings to also have a little education. In fact, the idea is usually for them to earn something to go back to school at a latter time, but more often than not they are unable to do so.
Girls get pregnant along the way often because they depend on men for survival and guys well, simply become adults with great responsibilities before they turn 18 years. the saddest part is that in most cases all that these teenagers need is a little help with school support, in the absence of this they have no chance, they start a family of their own early with no life skills and no prospect of decent earnings whatsoever and the vicious cycle of poverty is perpetuated.
I believe with all my heart that every child count, no matter their birth circumstances. No child should be left behind because their parents made poor choices, It is more cheaper to do something to keep the child at home and in school, than to wait for them to end up on the street, trafficked, or orphaned before we make an effort. this is my motivation for this campaign.
I plan to form extra curricular teen clubs in basic schools where volunteers will teach club members basic life skills such as assertiveness, social skills, problem solving skills etc. within the club context, the other material needs of the teens ( school uniforms, text books, sanitary towels etc). will be addressed
With just a little commitment and dedication you can keep a child in school, you can be instrumental in breaking the cycle of poverty. Join the fight against the injustice of poverty by supporting a child at risk by contributing to this worthy course .
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