“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

Bensah Gifty is 15 years old and a form three (3) student at Ho Dome R/C Junior High School. Initially, she does not want to be part of a school club that teaches sexuality and child rights lessons. “I thought it will not benefit me in any form to belong to this club besides I am always warned not to delay coming home after school”, she said. Gifty comes from a Christian home. Based on…

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The Technology for Maternal and Child Health Project (T4MCH) is a collaboration between Savana Signatures, Salasan and Mustimuhw and funded by Global Affairs Canada to contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in 33 health facilities in 9 Districts of 3 Regions of Ghana (Northern, Upper West and Volta). The project will use SMS and phone messaging, electronic charting and video technologies to mitigate both direct and indirect causes of maternal death, address…

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Ghana Education Service Official Stands Up for SRHR Education in Volta Region

Ghana Education Service Official Stands Up for SRHR Education in Volta Region

Akoeh Joyce Yawa is a Circuit Supervisor for Ho Municipal Education office in the Volta Region of Ghana. She is inspired by a new Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project introduced in some basic schools in the Municipality. Joyce Yawa got pregnant while in college. She was not sure of what to do next. Joyce had two options; either to keep the pregnancy or abort it. Today, Joyce Yawa is advocating the introduction of comprehensive…

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Savana Signatures Builds Teachers Skills in the Use of ICT Tools

Savana Signatures Builds Teachers Skills in the Use of ICT Tools

More than 400 teachers and circuit supervisors from the Northern and Volta regions of Ghana have received basic ICT maintenance skills and ICT pedagogy through the Integration of ICT in Education Project (IIEP). Also, Savana Signatures provided 17 11-seater computers laboratories for 17 basic schools. All these formed part of Savana Signatures’ contributions to improving the quality of education in Ghana using ICT. The effort is also aimed to facilitate the implementation of Ghana’s ICT…

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Savana Signatures Trains Teachers to Mentor Children to Speak Up on Rights

Savana Signatures Trains Teachers to Mentor Children to Speak Up on Rights

Children should be able to advocate their rights to education, clean drinking water, good sanitation, and quality health. To do this effectively, child advocates will need reliable but free platforms. Digital media, however, has made this easier for people to create content and share it with the world. To provide that voice to children in Ghana, Savana Signatures through Integration of ICT in Education project (IIEP) developed a training model called the “Young Reporters Guide”….

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Invest in Women’s Health to Eliminate Maternal Deaths in Ghana

Invest in Women’s Health to Eliminate Maternal Deaths in Ghana

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently convened a meeting of health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to set a global plan of action to ensure that no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from preventable causes by 2030. The meeting was to identify ways or interventions to accelerate progress towards improving the lives of women, children, and adolescents. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children and Adolescents’ Health, the UN campaign to…

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Savana Signatures Performance in 2015 Out

Savana Signatures Performance in 2015 Out

In 2015, Savana Signatures with the support of our funding partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries continued to implement some of our projects. Though the organization faced some challenges in the year under review, so much successes or achievements in the face of these challenges were recorded. As an organization working to put everlasting smiles on the faces of individuals and families, Savana Signatures continued in 2015 to innovate the use of ICT in the area of…

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Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Education is an area that culture and religious norms in Africa have offered little opportunity to the girl-child. This accounts for the larger number of female illiterates and one of the major obstacles to the socio-economic and political development among African women. Education is an important tool that empowers women. This, both the Cairo and Beijing conferences of the United Nations affirmed. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of…

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Religious Clerics, Teachers and Parents Schooled on SRHR

Religious Clerics, Teachers and Parents Schooled on SRHR

About 50 religious clerics, scholars, community leaders, parents and teachers and school administrators have been sensitized on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). This forms part of efforts to make SRHR information and services accessible to young people both at home and in school. It was also aimed to open up SRHR discussion among these participants to break the silence over SRHR education and discussion at homes and in schools.

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Savana Signatures Builds Capacity of Local Government Staff on Mobile Communication Technology

Savana Signatures Builds Capacity of Local Government Staff on Mobile Communication Technology

A two-day capacity training on the use of mobile communication technology to strengthen citizens participation in local governance has ended in Tamale. The training marks the beginning of the implementation of a mobile platform aimed to provide Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) an opportunity to easily communicate development plans and strategies to their citizens at a distance. The beneficiary districts are; Central Gonja, Tolon, Kumbungu, Sagnerigu and Gushiegu all in the Northern Region of…

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