Ghana

Working With Children in Ghana

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:
  • 7,307 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 12,696 adults learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 6,814 community members were made aware of the importance of education
  • 2,294 girls and boys took part in faith-based activities
  • 4,714 parents participated in learning opportunities 

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 16,889 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 4,381 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 187 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 222,323 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 5,000 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Ghana, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 120 teachers are putting their new literacy training into practice
  • 55 reading clubs were started
  • 521 kids now go to after-school literacy activities
  • 10,588 books written in the local language were given to schools
  • 5,568 kids aged 3–6 go to preschool

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 10 schools have implemented health education programming
  • 8 school health education clubs were established and trained
  • 4 health education activities were carried out in schools
  • 4 communities were educated on appropriate food handling and processing practices
  • 13 training courses were provided for our local partners who work with severely malnourished children

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 52 farmers have joined forces to produce and sell their products
  • 250 farmers received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment
  • 160 people we trained learned how to prevent and cope with future disasters
  • 741 children have a parent or caregiver who is part of a savings group
  • 1,942 adults and kids went to our training on what to do and how to protect themselves when a disaster strikes

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
  • 1,703 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 4 new wells with hand pumps were built
  • 2,638 students who went to our hygiene training have put what they learned into practise
  • 188 families built new toilets
  • 1,243 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.