Faith Dawah Foundation: A better future for Ghana’s young girls

8 March 2022 | Member Stories

Faith Dawah, Catalyst 2030 member story

SDG 1 No Povery SDG 2 Zero Hunger SDG 3 Good health and well-being SDG 4 Quality Education SDG 5 Gender Equality SDG 10 Reduced inequalities SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

Faith Dawah Foundation is a Ghanian organisation helping adolescent girls to pursue their rights within a supportive environment, by tackling issues associated with sexual reproductive health.

Social entrepreneurs are known for finding solutions for society’s problems. What is the problem that you are addressing, and what is your solution?

Adolescent girls in the Okere district face risks and vulnerabilities that challenge their healthy development into young women. These risks include early pregnancy and childbearing, early marriage, sexual and gender-based violence, and sexually transmitted infections.

Faith Dawah Foundation seeks to build girls’ social and health assets in the short term, and education in the long term for sustainable development by:

  1. Influencing social norms, highlighting harmful gender norms, and related attitudes and behaviours to enable girls to pursue their rights within a supportive environment.
  2. Fostering the recognition that adolescents need to be consulted on policies, services and decisions relating to their lives in all contexts.
  3. Strengthening girls’ personal, and social assets and safety nets.
  4. Providing technical guidance to strengthen adolescent participation in societies.
  5. Reducing adolescent sexual reproductive health issues such as teenage pregnancies, which increased from 15.2% to 15.9% January-to-June in the year 2019 and 2020 according to report from the district health directorate.

What do you see as the benefit of your Catalyst 2030 membership?

Catalyst 2030 has helped Faith Dawah Foundation by expanding our knowledge, and allowing us to connect with other members and leaders who are working towards a similar mission.

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