Meet our Ignite Equity team in this exciting online event!

During this session on Tuesday 28th May at 6pm GMT, 7pm BST, we welcome anyone who is looking to understand our gender equity work further, offering the chance to engage directly with our brilliant staff, peer mentors, and Catalysts. Please sign up via Eventbrite here.

Ignite Girls in 2023

In 2023, we led a successful trial of ‘Ignite Girls’ – one of 5 learner strands in the Ignite Programme – which came as a request from the Catalysts, who co-designed the programme. Following four regional conferences which saw 260 volunteers trained in girls’ empowerment themes, 22 communities joined the strand; together, through a clubs delivery model, they reached over 700 girls in Junior High School 1-3 with 7 months of structured activities ranging from across sustainable period projects, sexual harassment and abuse, career development and future planning, communication, gender stereotypes and social entrepreneurship.

And the impact?

“There has been an increase in attendance and attitudinal change in both girls and boys concerning menstruation and menstrual hygiene. Most of the girls used to stay at home during their menstruation but with the introduction of menstruation, menstrual health and hygiene and provisions of menstrual pads almost all the girls come to school regularly.” (EduSpots’ Catalyst)

New for 2024…

Following requests from the Catalysts, we relaunched the 2023 Ignite Girls strand in 2024 under the name ‘Ignite Equity’, involving both girls and boys in girls’ empowerment areas and in solving gender-based challenges, recognising the role both boys and girls can play in upholding or challenging gender unequal norms. Students are inspired and mentored by local Catalysts leading to improvements in their school engagement, well-being, learning outcomes and confidence.

The Ignite Equity team

During this session for supporters of any form looking to understand our work further, you will be able to interact live with the following EduSpots team members involved in Ignite Equity:

  • Vida Konadu Agyeman, Ignite Equity Coordinator
  • Zainab Yussif, Peer Mentor for Ignite Equity, and Nkonya Spot Catalyst
  • Janet Owusuaa Karikari, Spot Founder and Ignite Equity Catalyst, Techiman Ameyaw
  • Lawrence Dankwah, Education & Research Manager, and Dichemso Spot Founder
  • Cat Davison, Founder/Chief Executive Officer

You can read all their profiles on the website here.

Join this ‘Meet the Team’ event HERE to learn more and explore how you can support this impactful community-driven work.

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