Going Global Programme Officially Launched in Savelugu

Going Global Programme Officially Launched in Savelugu

A weeklong educational, social and cultural exchange programme between Dutch students, teachers and their Ghanaian counterparts has begun at Savelugu in the Northern Region of Ghana. Organized by Savana Signatures in collaboration with Edukans Foundation, a Dutch international organization is aimed to expose both Dutch students and teachers and their Ghanaian counterparts to cultural, educational and social setups of each nation.

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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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A Model Project Curbing Rate of Teenage pregnancies and STIs in Schools in Ghana

A Model Project Curbing Rate of Teenage pregnancies and STIs in Schools in Ghana

“All children have the right to be protected from harmful practices, the right to health and the right to know and share information” according to the UN Convention on the rights to sexual health information. All children are vulnerable irrespective of where they live and need to be guided and protected hence national and international conventions on the rights of children. In our traditional settings, children are denied their rights to know and access information…

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Reading; the Cornerstone of Quality Education

Reading; the Cornerstone of Quality Education

“Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are 3 – 4 times more likely to drop out in later years.” – National Adult Literacy Survey, (1002) NCES, U.S. Department of Education. The ability to read is very important for a successful formal education. It is the foundation on which every other form of learning is built. The role of reading in formal education is similar to the…

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Savana Signatures Launches Ghana Version of the World Starts With Me

Savana Signatures Launches Ghana Version of the World Starts With Me

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

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NGO Consortium Launches Report on Availability and Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning in schools

NGO Consortium Launches Report on Availability and Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning in schools

A consortium of non for profit making organizations using ICT to promote development  and education in Ghana have inaugurated a network known as Connect for Change (C4C) Education Ghana Alliance. The Alliance comprising Savana Signatures, IBIS in Ghana, Producer Enterprises Promotion Centre, Women and Development Projects, Presbyterian Education Unit and the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) was formed in 2014 to help promote the use of ICT in delivery of quality education to…

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