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GHANA: Dreams for My Daughter
 In northern Ghana, UNICEF's child-friendly schools are offering families a concrete way to break the chains of hard labour and transform their lives. This is the story of 12-year-old Elizabeth, the first girl to go to school in the Napari family – a girl striving to live her father's broken dream of learning to read and write. The success of child-friendly schools in Ghana is attributed to a strong staff support system that enables teachers to defy very high national levels of absenteeism. It is also reflected in the strength of Elizabeth’s community, which has banded together to build two wells, toilets and a playground. Endowed with a school that provides its children with access to safety and sanitation, today this rural community is thriving.

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