“Investing in Education is the Single Most Effective Way of Reducing Poverty”
Chansheggu is a community in the Tamale Metropolis, in the Northern Region. The women of the community have demonstrated great passion as agents of the Promoting Rights in School (PRS) framework. Thanks to the work of CALID in building girls’ capacity, and the financial support of Action Aid Ghana, these women have transformed their view on education. Well beyond just reading and writing, as they describe it themselves: “We see education to be more than reading, writing and calculation. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people now and in the future. Education is critical to reduce poverty and inequality “.
They continue “there is a multiplier effect to educating girls: more educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labour market, earn more income, have fewer children, and provide better health care and education to their children. Eventually it all contributes to improve the wellbeing of individuals and can lift households out of poverty. Our knowledge will transmit across generations, as well as to communities at large”.