Gender disparities also exist in education. While the overall literacy rate for persons with disabilities is 3 percent, UNESCO estimates that it is just 1 percent for women and girls with disabilities.
In Ghana, women and girls with disability experience multiple discrimination on the grounds of sex and disability and sometimes aggravated by the poor or low socio-economic status of the affected. For example, a girl with disability who comes from a poor family is unlikely to go to school. Her counterpart from a well to do family might be able to go to school.
The Special Girls Initiative (SGI) is a support and mentorship program for girls with learning and intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism, other disabilities and orphans to access education and vocational training.
SPONSOR A SPECIAL GIRL TODAY
|Input Description||Per term||Per year|
|Admission/ School Levies||US$75||US$225|
|Education Material Support
- Buy school books US$50
- School bags US$ 12.5
- School uniform US$17.5
- School sandals US$8
- Food for school US$60
|Extra Academic Support
After school classes - US$16,
|Internship & Mentorship
Mentorship & educational visits to the girls interested future careers- US$25