The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations to Girl Child Education in the Tamale Metropolis: CRS and Rains/Camfed as Case Study.
The paper seeks to examine the contribution of RAINS/CAMFED and CRS Educational Programmes towards the education of the girl child in the Tamale Metropolis and was guided by the following specific objectives: to ascertain the extent to which RAINS/CAMFED and CRS have helped in curbing the dropout rate among girls' in the Tamale Metropolis, to explain the type of assistance the two (2) NGOs offer to the girl child, to examine the psychological states of the girls' enjoying RAINS/CAMFED and CRS assistance and that of the girls of non assisted schools, with a view to explaining how assistance or otherwise creates motivation, stability and influence performance of the girl child. A multi technique sampling was used, which included purposive and simple random sampling. Data were collected from a sample of one hundred respondents, using the interview guide. Four schools were used for the study. Two were NGO supported schools where fifty respondents were obtained and the other two were public institutions where another fifty respondents were obtained for the study. The findings indicate that in the assisted schools, not all the students’ needs are met.. The study recommended that, Institutions and Agencies must co-operate in providing better services. At the same time, parents should be concretized to play a more helpful role by supplementing the efforts of the NGOs. This may call for much sacrifice yet it would be worthy.