Woman at a radio station (Photo by Jeroen van Loon)

Ghana launches as 11th country The World Starts With Me (WSWM)

In April, Savana Signatures (SAVSIGN), a Tamale-based NGO, launched the Ghanaian Comprehensive Sexuality Education program ´The World Starts With Me´ (WSWM). With this launch Ghana is the 11th country in Africa and Asia that provides young people a comprehensive and evidence-based programme on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The WSWM project is an initiative of Educaids, started end 2011, in which RutgersWPF provides technical support. 

Educaids’ partner Savana Signatures is also the coordinating implementing organisation of the network of faith-based NGOs (ACDEP) that is involved in WSWM’s implementation.

WSWM was systematically adapted to the Ghanaian context together with pilot schools and an Advisory Board with key stakeholders.

Originally WSWM was developed and piloted together with 8 high schools, but finally a thorough a M&E process was done with a pilot in 17 schools.

Pilot teachers of WSWM Ghana

Currently around 25 pilot teachers are trained as Master Trainers who will help upscaling the WSWM program in Ghana. 

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