ERIC Number: ED472833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches for Advancing Girls' Education in Ghana: A Symposium To Examine Current Practices and Identify Future Directions (1st, Ajumako, Central Region, Ghana, June 25-26, 2001).
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
The Girls' Education Unit (GEU) of the Basic Education Division of Ghana Education Service (GES) organized this Approaches for Advancing Girls' Education (AAGE) symposium to address the issues of girls' education, to construct a comprehensive picture of what interventions related to girls' education are currently being implemented, and identify who is involved. GEU organizers anticipated that the symposium would: alert participants to others engaged in similar projects and illustrate how their particular project fits into the broad picture; guide donor agencies to identify where and how resources will reap the greatest rewards; enable GEU/GES to identify well-served and under-served areas and the most fruitful directions to pursue; and enable GEU/GES to coordinate activities focusing on the girl-child so that the resources invested derive the greatest possible benefit. This report on the symposium is divided into four parts: (1) "Acronyms and Abbreviations"; (2) "Symposium Information and Activities" (Introduction and Background; Day-One Activities; Day-Two Activities; Closing Ceremony; Recommendations; Evaluation; Conclusion); (3) Descriptions of Projects Presented (Action Aid Ghana; Afram Plains Development Organization: Childscope; Alliance for Community Action on Female Education; Canadian Feed the Children: Basic Education in Takpo Circuit Programme; Catholic Relief Services: Education Support Programme; CARE Community School Alliance Project; Community School Alliances Project: Education Development Center, Inc.; CENSUDI Education Improvement Programme; Muslim Relief Association of Ghana, Educational Development Programme for the Ghanaian Muslim Community; Olinga Foundation for Human Development: Junior Youth Empowerment Programme; Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education: Academy for Educational Development; United Nations Children's Fund: Promotion of Girls' Education; World Food Programme: Assistance for Girls' Education in the Three Northern Savannah Regions; World University Service of Canada: Ghana Girls' Education Project); and (4) "Appendices" (Keynote Address, the Honorable Christine Churcher; GEU Overview, Mrs. Ewura-Abena Ahwoi; Sara Communications Initiative and Stepping Stones; Districts of Girl-Child Education Symposium Programmes; Girls' Education Network Contacts; Participants). (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Benefits, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Program Descriptions
Basic Education Division, Girls' Education Unit, Ghana Education Service, P.O. Box M45, Accra, Ghana. Tel: 021-671-710; Tel: 021-683-636.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ghana