Location: Volta, Greater Accra, Upper East Region Ghana
Project: Education Child Protection and Health
PARTNER: International Needs Ghana
Education is a basic right every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Aside from being a universal human right at the individual level, education in all forms, formal and informal, is a critical determinant of the well-being of present and future generations because it enables people to: understand and modify their environment and therefore better cope with life’s circumstances; choose healthier diets, behaviours, and lifestyles; develop their income generating capacities and create more work possibilities; seek quality health care for themselves and their children and thereby facilitate improvements in health status and life expectancy; and enrol and see their children through school and thereby interrupt the processes of inter-generational poverty transfer. International Needs Ghana (INGH) has been involved in the provision of quality education for children in deprived communities since 1993, when it established a school in the Amrahia community.
Education Child Protection and Health
This project is funded by ChildLink and multiple International Needs partners. The aim of this education project is:
Goal of the Project
- For 19,250 children to have access to basic and senior high school education,
- To support 2,300 children in public and partnership schools,
- Improve academic performances in 14 public and partnership schools,
- Enhanced good health among 3,501 children in partnership schools,
- Safe spaces and guidance provided for children and parents to receive counselling to prevent school drop-out.
Progress Update (Financial Year 2019/2020)
- 5,000 children have access to basic and senior high school education,
- Children are supported in 14 public and partnership schools,
- 416 senior high school students and vocational trainees were given support,
- Capacity training of 56 teachers and headmasters (26 females) in Child Protection,
- Positive hygiene habits were promoted at 2 schools in the Tongu district and students created handwashing songs in their local dialect to reinforce their learning,
- 1,555 children were screened for diseases like malaria or anaemia.