Ghana Hosts the 2016 Going Global Programme

Ghana Hosts the 2016 Going Global Programme

Savana Signatures in February 2016 hosted a group of Dutch students and teachers from the Netherlands under an exchange programme known as “Going Global “programme. The Going Global programme is an initiative of Edukans Foundation that connects Dutch schools with schools in developing countries and raises awareness about the importance of good quality education. It also involves cultural and social exchanges between students of varied educational, cultural and social backgrounds. The participating Dutch students during their…

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ICT in Education Project Builds Teachers, Students Confidence in Ghana-Research

ICT in Education Project Builds Teachers, Students Confidence in Ghana-Research

  An evaluative case study conducted on the Integration of ICT into Education project (IIEP) run by Savana Signatures to build the capacity of schools in Northern and Volta Regions of Ghana in the effective use of ICT has shown positive result. The research was conducted by Jig Saw Consult, and commissioned by International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and supported by Edukans measured the impact of the IIEP project on quality education delivery…

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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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“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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Savana Signatures 2014 Annual Report Out

Savana Signatures 2014 Annual Report Out

Building a Digital, Healthy and Responsible Society for Social Change Through ICT is the title of our 2014 Annual Report. The report chronicled achievements and progress made by each project in the year under review. Savana Signatures as an ICT for development organization is happy to share this report with you, our partners and stakeholders. Please find the link here Savana Signatures 2014 Annual Report.  

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Savana Signatures Model School in the Offing

Savana Signatures Model School in the Offing

The education system in Ghana since independence has gone through various reforms but these reforms have failed to integrate or make skill training for pupils an ultimate priority. In spite of these reforms, Ghana’s educational system still at large remains theoretical which does not create opportunities for pupils to be creative. There are substantial numbers of unemployed young people on the streets who have passed through one form of education or other in Ghana yet,…

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Teenage Pregnancy and STI infections are not Deliberate Acts

Teenage Pregnancy and STI infections are not Deliberate Acts

“How?  No! No! It cannot be. What do I do? I am finished” exclaimed Naasara after visiting a community clinic laboratory. She had complained of severe stooling, fever and general body pains and was encouraged by her mother to see a doctor. Though seeing a doctor was not the best idea, there was no option considering the severity of her condition. Weeping uncontrollably, Naasara had just realized she did a mistake by having unprotected sexual…

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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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Technology for Maternal Health Project Gets International Recognition

Technology for Maternal Health Project Gets International Recognition

Savana Signatures’ Technology for Maternal Health project (T4MH) has been recognized and listed for discussion by Webster University Annual Human Rights Conference scheduled to take place in October 2015. Savana Signatures through its Technology for Maternal Health Project which is under a programme known as Mobile for Access (M4A) is listed among other organizations including Gates Foundation, Neonatal Network Support System, Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA), the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality…

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