Educate Our Girls Program, Ghana

In many parts of the world, girls do not have the opportunity to go to school. The situation for girls with special needs is even more dire. With that in mind, Forgirlsake launched the Educate Our Girls Program (EOGP) and is contributing $10,000 to send girls with special needs to school in the Volta Region of Ghana over three years.

In partnership with Montreal-based, Happy Village International (HAVI), Forgirlsake is supporting five energetic girls with special needs who have the potential, through education, to contribute to their families and communities. The goal is to build awareness of special needs and send more girls with disabilities to school each year with the intention of integrating them into society and helping to reduce disability stigma and poverty.

In the EOGP, girls are obtaining a basic education and vocational training for trades such as sewing, farming, and fishing, that will ultimately enable them to work and contribute to the community’s economic growth. The funds are not only assisting girls with special needs, their families, and communities, but they are enabling HAVI to promote girls’ education in the community.

What’s happening now?
The girls are currently in school and are improving their skills and gaining self-esteem. Founder of Happy Village, Alli Carr, is here with Mele, also pictured above, who is attending the Hohoe School for the deaf in Southeastern Ghana.