Working With Children in Ghana

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World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979 and our goal for 2021 is to be contributing to the sustained well-being of 4.5 million vulnerable children, their families and communities.

Today, we work in solidarity with families and children to help establish solid infrastructure in the areas of education, health care and child protection. We work with partners wherever possible to ensure sustainable, effective systems are put in place.

Complementing this are agricultural programs where farmers learn how to increase production in difficult growing conditions and community savings groups to learn how to accumulate much-needed business capital.

Your impact in Ghana

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support this past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation..

  • 39,149 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 112 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 193 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 86 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 88 people with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 11,697 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 2,787 people leaned how to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 8,614 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 20 clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 13 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 12,677 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 26,051 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 134 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 43 people received information about how to properly care for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 74 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,645 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 50 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 930 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 174 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 482 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
  • 194 people received small loans, helping their families enhance their businesses or meet other immediate financial needs
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 2,883 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 5 new or improved water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 1 new latrine is granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 7,008 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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