The Very Young Adolescent (VYA) project, is a one-year project that is funded by EMPOWER and implemented in three District of Northern and North East regions of Ghana. Specifically, Karaga, Sagnarigu and Mamprugu Moaduri. The project coverz 10 communities in each district, making a total of 30 communities. The VYA project seeks to address the challenges of Very Young Adolescent girls (10 to 14) in Northern Ghana who are living at the intersection of multiple opportunities and extreme vulnerabilities, due to lack of safe spaces, low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence.


  • To strengthen and redirect focus to Very Young Adolescent girls living at the intersection of multiple opportunities and extreme vulnerabilities.
  • To address common challenges and expand opportunities for girls 10-14 years of age that are typically under served.


Target groups:

  • The Very Young Adolescents Girls,
  • Parents and Guardians,
  • Government officials,
  • Family friends,
  • Peers (VYA Boys)
  • Teachers

Donor: Empower

Project Duration: One year

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