Ghana

Working With Children in Ghana



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.
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:
  • 1 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 8,133 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 1,374 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 55 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 5 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
  • 18 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 638 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 1,741 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 55 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 6,261 community members were reached through awareness sessions and information on the importance of education.
  • 73 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 29 early childhood development teachers received curriculum training, equipping them to better support young children's learning. 
  • 50 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 8,500 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 3,683 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 2,337 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 19 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 249 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 699 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 10 disaster preparedness groups and committees were actively working to help their communities mitigate and response to crises.
  • 5 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 202 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 4 communities were certified as open defecation free, meaning they have shifted to using toilets rather than defecating in the open.
  • 582 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 1,400 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 508 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 3,902 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 38 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 3 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
  • 25 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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