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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Celebrating Women’s Achievements: Savana Signatures Steps It Up

Celebrating Women’s Achievements: Savana Signatures Steps It Up

Worldwide, the contributions of women to social, economic, cultural and political achievement cannot be downplayed. Women in most countries have been in the forefront of the struggle for stable economic, political and cultural systems. The 2016 International Women’s Day was celebrated under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The celebration was used to reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and build momentum for the effective implementation of…

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Our Latest Newsletter: Creating Paradigm Shift in Development using ICT

Our Latest Newsletter: Creating Paradigm Shift in Development using ICT

Savana Signatures is 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 of “A society where relevant information, knowledge and skills for development are enhanced by equal access to and use of ICT”. The organization over the years has lived and followed…

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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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Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance Project Rolled Out

Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance Project Rolled Out

Savana Signatures, an ICT for development (ICT4D) organization in Ghana rolled out a mobile-based governance project dubbed “Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance (MSIG) that seeks to provide an opportunity for women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS and disability to participate in local governance in Tamale. MSIG aimed to contribute to enhanced participatory democracy and to promote transparent and accountable governance while at the same time encourage citizen’s participation in planning, budgeting and decision making at the…

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Create Conducive Environment for Girls’ Development-Govt urge

Create Conducive Environment for Girls’ Development-Govt urge

Forson Gifty is an 11-year old Junior High School pupil.  At her age, she harbors a dream, a dream to become a medical doctor in the near future. Her reason is simply to offer medical service to people living in rural communities. She prefers to live in a remote community where medical service and health education is critically needed. Gifty is leaving no stone unturned to achieve her dream.

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Savana Signatures Launches the World Starts With Me Project

Savana Signatures Launches the World Starts With Me Project

Savana Signatures has launched yet another innovative project called the World Starts with Me (WSWM). The WSWM is a computer-based comprehensive sexuality education design for in-and out-of-school children between the ages of 12 and 19. The project combines IT skills with creative expression to attract young children to learn and know more about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The WSWM project which was piloted in about 17 schools in the Northern, Upper West…

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Culture and Religious Norms Limit Girls’ Education in Africa

Culture and Religious Norms Limit Girls’ Education in Africa

Education is an area that culture and religious norms in Africa have offer little opportunity to girl-children. This accounts for the larger number of female illiterates and one of the major obstacles to the socio-economic and political development of women in Africa. Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, as both the Cairo and Beijing conferences of United Nations affirmed. It is also an area that offers some of the…

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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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