“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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Children in Ghana Speak Out on Rights

Children in Ghana Speak Out on Rights

Children should be able to advocate their rights. To do this effectively, they need to be guided and provided with a platform that will give them the opportunity to express their feelings and learn about issues affecting their lives. It is against this background that Savana Signatures has designed children empowerment training module known as the “Young Reporters”.  This platform provides space for young people to learn about their rights, build their confidence and interact…

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Empowering Girls for Development through ICT

Empowering Girls for Development through ICT

A Special newsletter chronicling how Savana Signatures, a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for development (ICT4D) organization based in Ghana with the mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision “A society where relevant information, knowledge and skills for development are enhanced by equal access to and use of ICT” is empowering girls using ICT. The…

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Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Plus (SHE+) being implemented by Savana Signatures offers opportunity to young people to access free Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information through their mobile phones. Special mobile phones numbers (long codes) have been provided to enable young people to directly interact with health professionals in each of the regions the programme is being implemented in. This makes access to SRHR information and services private and convenient to young people. SHE+ has…

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“Girls can Do Better in Science”- A Medical Student tells Young Girls

“Girls can Do Better in Science”- A Medical Student tells Young Girls

“Determination is a key to success. You cannot however succeed without a clear vision”. These were inspirational words by Patience Bacho, a medical student at the University for Development Studies (UDS) when she addressed 30 participating young girls at the ongoing ICT Clinic for Girls. ICT Clinic for Girls is an annual event instituted by Savana Signatures, an ICT for development organization to build the capacity of young girls to use ICT for their professional,…

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30 Young Ghanaian Girls Participate in ICT Clinic

30 Young Ghanaian Girls Participate in ICT Clinic

Thirty (30) young girls selected from four basic schools in the Northern Region of Ghana are currently going through ICT skills training and mentorship programme in Tamale. The weeklong programme dubbed “ICT Clinic for Girls” is an annual programme instituted by Savana Signatures as part of efforts to empower young girls to recognize and effectively use ICT tools to learn and share information. It is also to promote female participation in the use of ICT…

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Sexual Health Education Plus Makes Inroad in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Plus Makes Inroad in Ghana

Sexual health conditions do not only affect the physical well being of young people, it affects their psychological development too. Sexual health conditions are integral part of the wellbeing of people. In Ghana however, cultural and religious norms forbid comprehensive sexual health education both in school and at homes. The case for sexual health education is worse in Northern Ghana comprising Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Volta Regions. SHE+ project was designed to educate…

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Savana Signatures Digitizes Basic Schools in Northern Region

Savana Signatures Digitizes Basic Schools in  Northern Region

……….deploys innovative School Management System software “It has always been a case of missing file containing information about a student. School administrators find it difficult to provide information about their past and present students or trace their academic performances and most often teachers will fill in anything to complete continuous assignment records of their pupils if they cannot find previous academic data. This is so because school based data and information are not digitized. This…

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