What do I need to know about SKY Girls?

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FAQs

  • What is SKY all about?

    SKY Girls is all about being true to yourself. SKY gives teenage girls a supportive community of peers to help them follow their passions and say no to the things they know they're good without. We run Junior High School clubs, competitions and events for girls to have fun and develop their talents and interests. We also produce the SKY magazines, movies, song, vlogs and radio shows. SKY has impacted the lives of over 35,000 girls across 50 communities and over 250 schools in Accra alone.

  • Who are some of our supporters?

    SKY Girls Ghana has the support of the Ghana Education Service and the Christian Council in Accra. It also engages successful young people across various fields of endeavour who are used as ambassadors and mentors.

    “I love the SKY movement. I love the SKY Generation. I love that you guys are giving young girls the voice, you’re empowering them to feel they’re doing something in life and that’s what I’m all about” - Adina

    "The SKY Girls movement gives young girls a safe space to share their values and express themselves. SKY reminds girls that you can be smart, stylish, responsible and cool for the right reasons" - Kokui Selormey Hansen

  • Who is the campaign for?

    Our target is teenage girls aged 13-17. These ages have been highlighted, following extensive research, to be the period when girls benefit most from a supportive community that helps them stay true to their values.

  • What does it mean to be a SKY Girl?

    SKY Girls are girls who have made the decision to be true to themselves and follow their passions. They're part of a community of teens who connect on social media, at events, in communities or in school, as they follow their passions and support each other to say no to the things they know they're good without.
    SKY offers girls opportunities to explore new interests and discover their own talents. SKY is led by girls – so whether it's writing articles, presenting a radio show, illustrating a cartoon strip, designing clothes or being math champions, we encourage girls to do their thing and support others who are doing theirs.

  • Our experience across Africa?

    SKY is already successful in Botswana, and Accra has followed suit with 3 years of successfully empowering girls and supporting them in making healthy choices. The next big thing for us now is expanding nationwide. In 2020, SKY is also launching across Kenya, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire.

  • Who is behind the program?

    SKY Girls Ghana is made possible thanks to funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They have worked with an international agency to create SKY – which is designed to build confidence and self-esteem in girls, and help them make and stick to decisions that matter to them. One of the choices they hope SKY helps girls make is the decision not to use tobacco, as the team behind SKY believe this will help them make the most of their future. Now Available Africa have brought SKY to life in Ghana through a series of activities, and projects: a quarterly magazine, activations in schools and communities, and on social media (@skygirlsgh).
    If you have any questions, please call our SKY rep on 0540124008.

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