Girl Child Education in Ghana
Comfort (14, left) and Patience (13), pictured on 16 May 2014, are students at a school on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana. Comfort's favourite subject is science, because she wants to be a nurse and work in a hospital. Patience's favourite subject is ICT, but her school has no computers, so her class relies entirely on textbooks. She's not yet sure what she wants to do after school. The girls say the biggest challenges they face in relation to their education are that their school doesn't have enough textbooks (and has no storybooks at all), and that ICT is one of their core subjects yet their school has no computers. Comfort says that her class of 23 students has to share five textbooks in maths, english and science. In other subjects there are between 10 and 15 textbooks for the class to share.