School is free and mandatory in Ghana, so attendance is high, but the quality of education is often not. Many schools have too few teachers and they frequently lack training. Added to that, inadequate facilities and incomplete curricula, unhygienic environments and entrenched gender bias against girls create barriers to success.
Right To Play works to improve the quality of education, ensure schools are safe and make children aware of their rights. Corporal punishment in homes and schools is common and we are helping teachers to change that approach through enhanced communication and by forming strong relationships with their students.
● Quality Education
● Gender Equality
● Health and Wellbeing
● Child Protection
Children Reached: 42,848
Teachers Trained: 1,117
Right To Play programs
New cases of malaria are halved in areas of Ghana with Right To Play programs
Our Ghana programs focus on poor rural areas where elevating the quality of teacher training and student-teacher relationships is most needed. Through after-school clubs, our play-based activities educate students about their rights and teach them how to protect their health, safety and ability to participate in education.
We’ve helped Ghanaian children enhance their literacy, numeracy and life skills. Among children, parents, school authorities and community leaders, we’ve increased awareness about child abuse and exploitation, empowering the young to drive change and resist harmful practices.
Right To Play also teaches safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices, including sexual health and menstrual management. As a result, children have adopted healthier behaviours averting disease and decreasing the monthly school absenteeism of adolescent girls. Female students are becoming self-assured influential leaders .
Propelled by play, children in schools and communities are emerging as proud students and advocates for their own rights.