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Ghana | Let Girls Learn | 2017 STARS Conference

Killian, K.
volunteer from Massachusetts
in Ghana
Group Photo

STARS stands for Students Taking Action Reaching for Success and is a week long engaging and interactive leadership conference for Senior High Schools (SHS) and Junior High Schools (JHS) Form 2 students in Ghana. Peace Corps/Ghana has been hosting this conference and has recently revamped the structure partnering with the University of Science and Technology on the event. The purpose of this event is to give bright and promising students access to mentors and activities which will help them realize their potential and talents, set realistic life goals, and offer coaching for making healthy life choices, all of which work toward the ultimate goal of helping bright students attain an equally bright future. Furthermore, STARS this year will have a special focus on barriers girls experience in school, and how girls and boys can play a role in empowering young women. We believe the combination of leadership focus in addition to the added focus on gender development will result in a long lasting impact. In all, 20 SHS students and 40 JHS students are expected to participate in the camp. We will have 30 females and 30 males, ages ranging 10 to 25 years.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Ghana as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Killian, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Ghana.

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Give to Ghana | Let Girls Learn | 2017 STARS Conference

community contributions
$2,483.33
goal
$9,900.04
$9,055.04
total raised
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