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Rewarding trip to Ghana offers a deeper perspective

Posted 09 October 2019 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

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EMpower staff took a busy and rewarding trip to Ghana in late September, during which several of our Board Directors and Donors had the opportunity to visit grantee partners and develop a deeper understanding of their work.

The trip kicked off with a Learning Exchange on non-traditional livelihoods for adolescent girls and young women, which took place in Accra with seven of our grantee partners who shared their successes and challenges. The workshop explored why non-traditional livelihoods for young women are valuable career paths, as well as topics around gender, working with parents and connecting youth with employers. The participatory exchange included an important focus on involving girls as leaders, as nine young women joined to offer their input and expertise in designing effective livelihoods programs for girls.

The trip continued with visits to Challenging Heights, Urbanet, Songtaba, NOYED, NORSAAC and NEWIG. The visits, spanning locations from the coast to Tamale, offered Board Directors and Donors a first-hand perspective of the conditions that programs are working in, as well as an inspiring view of the impact that EMpower’s grantee partner organizations are having on their communities.

Thank you to all Learning Exchange participants, grantee partner organizations, donors and Board Directors for your involvement!

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