LifeAgain Gh, a non-governmental organization dedicated to providing hope, purpose, and empowerment to teenage mothers, recently held its second annual Teen Mothers Conference in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event, which was attended by over 100 teenage mothers from Wa East, Wa West, Wa Municipal, Daffiama Bussie Issa, and Nadowli Kaleo districts, was aimed at motivating and inspiring the young mothers to pursue their dreams despite the challenges they face.
Influential women from the region were invited to share their stories with the girls and provide them with insights and inspiration on how to overcome the challenges of being a young mother. The conference also featured representatives from the Ghana Education Service (GES), who educated the girls on the GES Re-entry Policy that allows teenage mothers to stay in school until delivery and re-enter after delivery. The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) was also present to educate the girls on how to report cases of abuse and violence.
The Ghana Health Service provided free Sexual Reproductive Health Education and Contraceptives to the girls to help them avoid subsequent unwanted pregnancies. The girls were also provided with menstrual caps, thanks to the generous donation from Necessary Aid Alliance.
LifeAgain Gh collaborated with several organizations, including the Department of Gender, Action Aid, National Youth Authority, and Complementary Education Agency, to organize this year’s Teenage Mothers’ Leadership Conference. The event was a huge success, providing the young mothers with the opportunity to learn, network, and empower themselves.