“The quality of teaching and learning outcomes enhanced through ICT use and gender sensitive pedagogy, and students/pupils particularly girls increasingly transiting to high levels of schooling”
SavSign aims to achieve the above through innovations in ICT that address gaps in Teachers’ Professional Development; Assessment of teaching and learning outcomes and Gender-sensitive school environments using ICT as the key driver.
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Programme:
“The quality of health care for expectant mothers improved through ICT use by health professionals, and young men and women asserting their rights to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information”.
This will be achieved through maternal and child health information centres at health facilities and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights information centres.
Youth Empowerment Programme:
“School dropouts, unemployed and in-school youth empowered with employable skills, including ICT and increasingly claiming their entitlements from state agencies”
In spite of the special place of youth in Ghana’s economy by virtue of being the largest segment of the population (66.1%), the youth remain the most vulnerable segment of the population. This phenomenon endangers Ghana’s present and future development and hence a justification for SavSign’s focus on youth.
Gender and Social Inclusion Programme:
“Women are actively participating in local governance and the poor and marginalized are equipped with ICT skills to improve their livelihoods”.
Issues of gender centre mainly on unequal power relations between men and women. This is further accounted for by socio-cultural inhibitions on female access to education and the participation of few women in decision-making processes at the traditional governance level and at local governance and central government levels. The issues of social inclusion are associated with the poor and marginalised segments of the population, minority groups and the disabled. Even though Ghana has reduced poverty levels from about 50% to less than 28% according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the gap between the rich and poor in Ghana keeps widening, whilst the disabled who constitute 3% of the population hardly enjoy their right to social services, in spite of the promulgation of the Persons With Disability Act (Act 715) 2006.