the digital divide

Meeting Achievers Ghana

In October 2016 Close the Gap’s project manager, Aurély Luzolele, spent 2 intensive and very fruitful weeks in Ghana with the aim to meet several representatives of local organisations that promote a positive change in education, entrepreneurship and gender equality in the country. As mentioned a couple of months ago, Aurély had the incredible chance to meet with The Savana Signature’s team and Africa ICT Right’s team, and to visit some schools with ICT labs. We could clearly witness the impact of ICT in children lives.

This mission to Ghana was also the opportunity to visit the Achievers Ghana, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonreligious organisation that aims to educate girls in local slums.

The idea of creating Achievers Ghana belongs to Amina Ismail Dary, a resident of the Accra slum of Nima. Despite being a brilliant student, Amina was forced into marriage at the age of 12. Her story immediately became an inspiration to many other girls. In 2011, she co-founded the Achievers Ghana with a goal to prevent similar situations and let other young girls achieve their educational goals regardless of social restraints. Due to the great success and recognition of the organization’s goals and activities, in 2012 Anima was nominated for the Children’s Peace Prize. Amina’s inspirational story has already attracted more than 350 girls 7 – 16 years old.

achievers Ghana