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Strategic Approaches to Girls Education (STAGE)

The Strategic Approaches to Girls Education (STAGE) is a 5year intervention that provides young girls with non-formal education and skill training to respond to the high illiteracy and unemployment rate in Northern Ghana. Despite growing numbers of literate at the national level (76.6%), the Northern region still records low literacy rates (32.5%) and far behind the national average.

In effect, STAGE aims at lowering the barriers that girls in Ghana face in achieving an education and skills training by providing non-formal education opportunities to create more diverse and empowered marginalized young girls towards improving their life chances.

The project is funded by DFID and jointly implemented by a consortium of 9 local NGOs led by World Education Inc. RAINS goal in this project is to reach out directly to over 2,300 marginalized out of school young girls in 94 communities in Nanumba South and Kpandai districts of the Northern region of Ghana.

The first year of the project witnessed the empowerment of over 500 vulnerable young girls with numeracy and literacy skill in their local dialect and livelihood skill training in 20 communities in the two districts. STAGE contributes substantially to the realization of SDG 1,4, 5 and 8, which ensures that we end poverty, improved literacy and sustain economic growth in a gender-responsive and inclusive manner.

Key Partners

  • Funding: Foreign, Commonwealth
  • & Development Office (formerly Department for International Development- DFID)
  • Consortium Lead: World Education, Inc.
  • District Level Partners:
  • Community Leaders and District Assemblies
  • Non-Formal Education Department (NFED)
  • Association for Persons with Disabilities
  • Ghana Education Service
  • Social Welfare Department