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Empowering Ghana's Young Women: Graduation of 30 Participants in Gender Inclusion Project (STEM)

Through collaboration with the US-GH Alumni Association through the Public Affairs office of the US Embassy of Ghana, Youth Technology Corps, Mobile Web Ghana, Project Management Institute-Ghana, and For the Future of Ghana and individual facilitators, the 2022 CEE Fellow Alumni', Prosper Tornyi - Ghana and his team at Proswrites Foundation has graduated 30 participants.



These are young women between the ages 16 - 27 from community high school, Aveyime Battor Senior High Technical School, University of Ghana, Akatsi training college, Alumni of high schools and Tertiary institutions in the Empowered to Lead G.I.R.L (Gender, Inclusion, & Resilient Leadership) project with 21st-century digital literacy and leadership skills which spanned 10-weeks of virtual sessions.


Gender Inclusion in Ghana's Education has grown in the past and present through government intervention programs to promote STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education. The gender gap is around 8% for every girl to get access to resources and networks to promote their interest in digital, STEM, and leadership careers. Significant impact usually occurs when civil society organizations collaborate with public and private institutions to accelerate outcomes.




The Empowered to Lead Gender, Inclusion, and Resilient Leadership (G.I.R.L.)Fellows of the program will have to model the peer-to-peer mentoring of the project, which will take place between the big sisters (tertiary participants) and the younger sisters ( high school participants) as their post-program activity. The closing ceremony occurred in Accra, Ghana, at the American Corner, Agbogba, on Saturday, June 17, 2023.


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