The Girls Summer School in Bolgatanga organizes Remedial Classes for girls from poor families who have a poor social perspective due to failing their final exams at secondary school. We have supported this project of the Youth Harvest Foundation from Ghana because of the “Empowerment of Women” millennium goal that we have embraced.
In the focus groups for the evaluation of the problem, the girls indicated that these remedial classes meet a great and important need with regard to their future, and that the majority of them would otherwise never have taken or would have been able to take the exam again. Furthermore, the latest figures indicate that the Upper Eastern Region, which the Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana is focusing on with this project, has the highest percentage (40%) of girls who marry before their 18th birthday.
There is also a new sub-project of the remedial classes, namely the training of young women from the target group who go into the rural communities as ambassadors to protect girls from forced marriages, and to motivate and guide them to complete or continue their education. to start. (including sponsored by the UN).
Professor Berno van Meijel of Inholland University of Applied Sciences supported this project from his department, as employees were active in the field for this purpose.