UNICEF-Ghana and the Korean development agency (KOICA) have signed a partnership agreement to launch the ‘A Better Life for Girls in Ghana’ project, which seeks to address the inequalities that disproportionaly affect adolescent girls between the ages of 12 and 19 in the country. The project will work to combat child marriages, and support girls to stay in school and obtain vocational and entrepreneurial skills. It is part of KOICA's global campaign - 'A Better Life for Girls' - to strengthen health services and improve education for the most vulnerable girls in 15 countries.
Spanning 2017 to 2020, the agreement involves a US$5.2 million investment from KOICA, while UNICEF-Ghana will lead on strategy development and implementation in select districts. The hope, according to Woochan Chang, country director of KOICA in Ghana, is that the project will aid the successful implementation of Ghana's new National Strategic Framework on Ending Child Marriage.
News article - Ghana News Agency