Discrimination. Child marriage. Disability stigma. Together, these forces keep over 600,000 girls out of school in Ghana (UNESCO.)

Girls are less likely to attend school than boys: in the Upper East region of Ghana 51.9% of women and girls over 6 have never attended school, compared to just 39.1% of men and boys. Even when girls attend school, child labour and child marriage can often halt their education: 21% of girls are married before they reach 18 (Girls Not Brides Ghana).

Through FULL-G, we're supporting teenage girls to develop the practical and life skills that will allow them to become self-sufficient. Together with our partner, the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), we're delivering lessons in literacy and numeracy, vocational, and life skills, encouraging the girls to reintegrate into school or progress into training or work.

But we also know that for girls to stay in education, they need the support of their families, communities and schools. That's why we're also working with communities to tackle the sexist attitudes in the community that lead to these girls being left behind.