COUNTRY/TOWN: Ghana / USA / Accra
LENGTH: 2013 - 2019
This project involves intensive training for the women of Ghana in order to strengthen their role in society, education and healthcare so that they may lead their country’s transformation and development.
Ghana Wins! Has three programmes for professional nurses, educators and social activists, and is helping make women more visible for what they are: the true drivers of progress in Ghana.
In the first phase of the project (2013-2015), nearly 100 women were given comprehensive training in leadership at New York University, the University of Ghana and the Winneba University of Education. After the training, these women planned and launched a series of programmes in their communities, thereby benefiting Ghanaian society.
In the second phase (2016-2019), activity on the ground is being stepped up to multiply the project’s impact. To do so, in the nursing programme the beneficiaries of the first phase will become mentors for the new participants, who after being given the corresponding intensive training will then drive new projects under way in Ghana.
As for the education and social leadership programmes, the beneficiaries will be helped to plan and carry out programmes for the utmost impact with the capacity to tackle the most urgent challenges, in addition to lending greater visibility to their actions.
One example of the activities undertaken by the women who have been given intensive training can be seen in the extracurricular club activities organised by the schools in Winneba to encourage schooling for girls, with fun activities (such as theatre and talks) and supplementary educational activities (reading and mathematics clubs) that underline the importance of women’s education.
The Ghana Wins! project is run in collaboration with New York University, the University of Ghana, the Winneba University of Education and Banco Santander.