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:
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • We conducted child rights training workshops to educate communities on the importance of birth registration, child monitoring and child abuse reporting
  • 232 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 4,187 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 440 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 69 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1,328 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • We introduced the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. CLTS is used to stop open defecation, increase access to latrines, and teach about waterborne illnesses
  • 187 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,124 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 14,351 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 66 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 2,616 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • We distributed educational materials in local languages to reading camps, libraries and primary schools to promote the importance of children learning in their first language
  • 1,055 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 137 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 800 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 5 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 800 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 7,360 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 3,790 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 1,000 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 140 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 493 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Discover Another Country