Wednesday, 24 August 2016



There is a perception of the local community, a perception that should be corrected. A perception that a woman has no other use in the society apart from sweeping, cooking, fetching water, firewood and giving birth. For that reason, they pay less attention to their girls' upbringing as compared to boys. If this should continue, then the world is not fair to women, therefore it must be corrected.

Create Change believes that education is the most important way of correcting this wrong perception. So they are focus on girl’s empowerment through education and rural community development. As stated earlier, education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for girls. In Africa it is believed that, among children not attending school, there are twice as many girls as boys and among illiterate adults, there are twice as many women as men. The question is, should this be left unbalanced? If the answer is yes, then how about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) four(4) and five(5) which talks about inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunity for all; and gender quality and empowerment of all women and girls respectively.

TEAM ABC COHORT 4 is a family of International Citizen Service (ICS) working with Create Change to find everlasting solution to girl child education in northern Ghana.

We work as a team to create more rooms for girl child education because we believe that if a girl is educated today, she can succeed as a woman tomorrow.

We have, consistent way of working together. Communication, both formal and informal is clear and effective. Every member in the team knows how decisions are made. We work collaboratively because we want to achieve a goal, that is, to promote girls’ empowerment and remove barriers to their education.

We’ve had sensitizations in some communities to draw their attentions to the importance of parental involvement in their children’s education. We’ve also had sensitizations in some radio stations about create change and international service and how they work collaborative.

“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much”(Henry Ford)
                                                                                                  Coordinated by; Abdul-Majeed Abukari      

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