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.

 
  • 1,704 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 3,210 children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 308 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 79 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 828 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 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 1,416 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 299 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 314 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 2 schools received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, received classroom tools and resources
  • 281 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 672 youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 83 children clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 150 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 200 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 3,502 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 88 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
 
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Ghana reported for FY18 (October 2017 to September 2018)
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 
  • 1,800 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 19,043 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 5,772 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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