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Girls & Women

Slashing Drop-out Rates For Girls in Ghana

CARE’s research studies identified that girls can have six times higher domestic workloads than boys their same age. As a result, girls often miss class and/or arrive late to school, missing critical learning hours. CARE has reduced cut the girls' dropout rate in half in and around Mampong, Ghana by working with village leaders and the local school officials on programs to promote girls' enrollment and retention.

Written in support of CARE.