School dropout is common among urban adolescent girls in Ghana, leading to increased social isolation and high rates of teenage pregnancy. The curriculum described in this mentor’s guide is one component of the Population Council’s “Safe Spaces” asset-building program for vulnerable adolescent girls in urban Ghana. The curriculum consists of 20 Life Skills sessions, which each take 90 minutes to complete. The program approach used is based on giving girls a safe, girls-only space where they can meet friends and learn about important topics under the guidance of a female mentor. The number of sessions completed per week or per month is flexible. The activities in this guide are intended for use with adolescent girls aged 10–13, but many are also appropriate for use with older girls. The curriculum takes an interactive approach, using role-playing and various games, small group activities, and discussions to enhance participants’ learning and skill-building.
"Life skills: Psychosocial and interpersonal skills for adolescent girls in urban Ghana—Mentor's guide." Accra: Population Council, 2010.
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