At least 421 Junior High School girls got pregnant and could not return to school in January after the long COVID-19 break.
The 421 girls were all final year Junior High school students according to nationwide data from the Ghana Education Service. Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF) is providing financial support to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to increase access to quality education for children, especially girls in rural areas.
VVF is an organisation from the United States of America established in 2010 to help communities achieve their development agenda. The organisation’s support for local partners was a 12-month project, which started in January and expected to end in December 2021. The project would support rural communities in under-served regions to get opportunities to thrive, said the Country Director, Mr Osman Mohammed, Country Director of VVf. He said the project would also increase income and food security for vulnerable people.