Dreams in Shambles- The Dilemma of School Girls in Northern Ghana

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Dreams in shambles: The dilemma of schoolgirls in Northern Ghana. Explore the challenges they face and the need for support.

Balancing the demands of school attendance with the weighty responsibility of caring for younger siblings is a significant challenge facing many young girls in some parts of the Northern Region.

This delicate juggling act not only strains their ability to excel academically but also casts dark shadows over their future.

The struggle to fulfill familial obligations while striving for educational attainment is a dire concern there, which often goes unnoticed.

The documentary, “DREAMS IN SHAMBLES” by Godwin Asediba focused on this region, shines a spotlight on another distressing phenomenon, the increasing number of young boys and girls forsaking formal education in favour of pursuing menial jobs.

Regrettably, this trend finds acceptance among many parents, who view such employment as a means of immediate financial support for their families. The long-term consequences of this decision, however, are often overlooked, as it perpetuates a cycle of limited opportunities and economic hardship for the younger generation.

Moreover, the documentary reveals a sobering reality where some children are not only withdrawn from school but are also denied the opportunity to enroll altogether. Instead, they are assigned the arduous task of tending to cattle in remote bush areas, miles away from educational institutions.

This practice not only deprives these children of their fundamental right to education but also exposes them to harsh conditions and precarious situations, further perpetuating the cycle of poverty and deprivation.

In shedding light on these pressing issues, the documentary serves as a catalyst for dialogue and action, compelling stakeholders to confront the systemic barriers that impede the educational advancement of children in the northern region.

Watch full documentary:

Documentary by Godwin Asediba (TV3)


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