Days for Girls Ghana advocates for menstrual equity throughout West Africa. DfG Ghana oversees the operations of 27 enterprises in the sub-region including Togo, Sierra-Leone, Gambia, Senegal, Mali,Guinea, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Our enterprise network continues to grow while we ensure quality outcomes through gold certification, site supports visits and period capacity building. The enthusiasm, resilience, and commitment of our enterprise team is our biggest asset.
The Days for Ghana office began in 2016 with a team of three seamstresses, one AWH ambassador and a country director in a small community in Dome Pillar 2 Accra Ghana. Due to the hard work and enthusiasm of these community women the office began to grow and embark on countless distributions across Ghana including rural and urban areas. At this point, women and girls had expressed interest in sewing our reusable pads in their various communities to support our vision of reaching every girl everywhere, during their period. The momentum grew stronger and stronger with four enterprises springing up in the Central, Northern and Upper East region of Ghana.
In 2018, the office received a visit from the CEO of Days for Girls International, Celeste Mergens and a big team of chapters and team volunteers who visited the Ghana office and the Northern Ghana DfG enterprise located in Tamale. The team took the opportunity to build the capacity of the enterprise as well as office staff in sewing of the DfG kits.
In 2020, despite the onset of COVID-19 the office had its Administrative office separated from the Production. There was a growing need to position the Ghana office in an accessible environment and improve the working conditions of fast growing teams. This initiative has opened up the DfG brand to public visibility and accessibility to partners and the general public.