International Service

FULL-G Functional Literacy & Livelihoods for Girls

FULL-G builds on community assets to create access to education for disengaged girls in the rural community of Tolon in Northern Ghana. Working with local partners, FULL-G will deliver literacy, vocational, and life skills enabling girls to reintegrate into school or progress into training or work.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069182)

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In Tolon many girls are out of school (OOS). Northern Ghana is poorer and more rural than the south, risk factors for exclusion – with 37% of the poorest children OOS (UNESCO). Reasons include traditional beliefs, disability and poverty. OOS girls are denied their right to education, and are at risk of child labour, early marriage or pregnancy, and poverty in adulthood. OOS girls face challenges integrating into mainstream education due to lack of confidence and skills like literacy .


FULL-G will tackle immediate barriers to education by providing literacy classes to OOS girls in a peer group setting, and coaching girls for formal education. Girls education prevents poverty and gender inequality being passed down. The project will also contribute to solving the problem in the longer term through vocational and complementary skills training. Educated, economically empowered women’s children are more likely to attend and complete school, preventing recycling of poverty.