Meet Children Who are Standing Up Against Child Abuse in Ghana

Meet Children Who are Standing Up Against Child Abuse in Ghana

“My confidence level has increased. I can stand anywhere, in public to express myself well. I don’t feel shy anymore”, said Gloria Seidu. Gloria had had her confidence built through a top-notch child-rights centred programme known as Savana Signatures Young Reporters. The Savana Signatures Young Reporters’ clubs formed in 10 basic schools in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality was a direct response to the high incidence of child abuse and molestation in the Municipality. A 17-year old…

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Project Evaluation Request for Proposals

Release Date:  September 11, 2014 Savana Signatures invites interested individuals and organizations to submit Proposals to perform a project evaluation for the Technology for Maternal Health Project. The Technology for Maternal Health Project is a two year STAR Ghana funded Project that is being implemented in four districts (Tamale, Yendi, Savelugu and Kumbungu) in the Northern Region of Ghana. The Facilities where the project is being implemented are the Kings Medical Center, Yendi Hospital, Savelugu Hospital,…

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Job Opportunity – Project Officer

Savana Signatures is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented person to join its Education Programme Team. The Education programme seeks to enhance the quality of teaching and learning outcomes through ICT use and gender sensitive pedagogy, and students/pupils particularly girls increasingly transiting to high levels of schooling. Job Title: Project Officer Job Location: Northern and Volta Region Duty Station:  Tamale Reporting to: Executive Director    JOB SUMMARY In collaboration with relevant partners (Ghana Education Service, District Assemblies and…

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MOBILE FOR SOCIAL INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME

MOBILE FOR SOCIAL INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME  All Voices Matter, Speak up! Tamale, 31st March 2014 – The All Voices Matter, Speak up Project is a Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance programme. The project seeks to influence government policy and planning to increase the participation of women, youth and people with disabilities (PWDs) in local governance. The project is being implemented in the following districts: Tamale Metropolis Savelugu Municipality Yendi Municipality Wa Municipality Currently, many barriers…

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Sex in pregnancy is good – Midwife

Sex in pregnancy is good – Midwife

Madam Ayishetu Abudulai, a midwife at the Tamale West Hospital (TWH), has advised pregnant women to continue to engage their partners in sexual intercourse to make their unborn babies healthy and to ensure smooth delivery. She explained that sex in pregnancy was very good because it builds bonds among the couple, and gives them the urge to take full responsibility of the baby during and after pregnancy, adding,  “It eases labour and helps in smooth…

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NGO Introduces technology to aid pregnant women

NGO Introduces technology to aid pregnant women

Savana Signatures, a non-governmental organization in the Northern Region, has introduced a new technology to aid pregnant women with the most important information regarding their pregnancies to ensure safe delivery. This technology is being piloted in four districts of the Region. The NGO is using Information and Communication tools to implement the Technology for Maternal Health (TMH) project which started in September 2013 in the Tamale Metropolis, Savelugu/Nanton, Kumbungu districts and the Yendi Municipality. Miss…

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Constrains in ICT and Gender

By: John Stephen Agbenyo – Executive Director, Savana Signatures http://www.unicef-irc.org/research-watch/Development–digital-innovation-and-children/1010/ The lack of clarity of policy and the failure to create a link between policy statement and strategies on gender is a constraint to the promotion of ICTs and gender related issues. As a crucial development component of the revolutionary global knowledge economy, information and communication technologies have been hailed as possible tools to positively impact development efforts in both developing and developed countries (Steeves…

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In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

http://www.unicef.org/ghana/media_7656.html In Ghana, UNICEF is equipping a group of Tech Girls to become young journalists and tell their stories via blogs and digital photography. They are also given skills to advocate for change in their communities. Gloria Seidu, 11, is one of the members of the group, said: “I am writing a story about the girls who sell sachets of water on the street. They are missing out on going to school.” Tech Girls was…

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Youth to access information on reproductive health

Savana Signatures, a benevolent organisation that uses Information Communication Technology (ICT) to promote development, has launched a programme aimed at assisting the youth to access information on reproductive health. The programme dubbed, “SHE” is an acronym for Sexual Health Education and it is designed to educate young people about sexual reproductive health and their rights to it. Speaking at the launch of the programme, the Executive Director of Savana Signatures, Mr Stephen Agbenyo, said the…

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