Girl Child Education in Ghana
Lukaya in the Upper West region of Ghana on 28 May 2014, finished Form 1 at school, and then dropped out after she missed her period and discovered she was pregnant. When asked what her plan for the future is, she replied, "Nothing." The father of her child is a boy she grew up with, who left school to be a tractor driver. He is supporting her, and their family elders have decided they should wait until after she gives birth to marry. When asked how she feels about her impending marriage she said, "I'm happy, but not very happy," because she is unable to finish school. "Sometimes I wish I hadn't done it," she adds, "we should have used protection."