Wulugu Project

Returning girls from slavery in Northern Ghana

Kariga, Northern Ghana, has no education for girls. Most migrate to the south in search of better life, roam city streets looking for menial work but often resort to virtual slavery or prostitution. We want to give hope through relevant education and skills training, breaking the poverty cycle

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 February 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 February 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060691)

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Amount raised

£50

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Uneducated mothers are more likely to have uneducated children. Their children are more likely to die before 5, suffer malnutrition, less likely to have any health care/immunisations etc. Educated women have the ability to escape from the poverty trap and take a more equal place in society, so raising the prosperity of their village and district in the short and longer term. They become less reliant on aid and have increased self esteem and self direction.

Solution

By providing education in literacy, numeracy, family and health care, nutrition and giving a locally marketable skill to older girls. Our experience shows that a vocational school encourages return of girls from the cities into education, particularly where a hostel is made available.