In Ghana, the age for starting primary school is six years. Basic education consists of nine years of schooling: six years of primary school and three years of Junior High School (JHS). Primary school education is designed for children aged 6 –12 and 13 – 17 years is spent in the JHS. Basic education is…Read more
The goal of our adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights programmes are intended to address two challenges to youth development in northern Ghana:
- Many young people in the region lack the basic knowledge and skills needed to manage their sexual and reproductive health.
- Taboos about sexuality issues in general, religious beliefs and social norms such as forced marriages and female genital cutting in northern Ghana, pose strong challenges to providing young people with the right information and services they need to make the right decisions on their reproductive life.
The YHFG is committed to the goal of promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and making a positive contribution to their healthy development into adulthood, particularly by providing accurate comprehensive information to young people and advocating for access to youth friendly services.
During the implementation of the first project in 2003, Youth Harvest Clubs were formed in various high schools in the Bolgatanga Municipal area. Though the project ended in 2004, the Youth Harvest Clubs have continued in youth activities and remains an important link between the YHFG and in-school youth. Working with the Harvest Clubs, the…Read more