Kintampo South

The community of Kintampo South is graduating



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Kintampo South’s community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Kintampo South get there. Thank you! 
 


With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Kintampo South has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Kintampo South community is located in midwest Ghana. In this primarily rural area, 80% of people rely on agriculture to earn a living. Most of the people in the community live in simple, thatched roof structures made of wooden stakes plastered with clay and sand.

The geography of the area ranges from heavily wooded savannah grassland in the north to deciduous forests in the south. Unfortunately, these forests are being depleted because of the felling of trees and unrestrained fires set to clear land for cultivation. The exposed soil is left susceptible to erosion during heavy rains.
Child Protection
  • 8 advocacy initiatives about child safety and protection were led by women and children, empowering them to change their community for the better.
  • 11 community groups and individuals worked together on advocacy efforts, encouraging the government to address child protection and safety issues.
  • 35 child protection meetings and advocacy initiatives were led by community members, helping to inform the government on ways to keep children safe.
  • 12517 adults learned how to access services and information to keep children safe, helping them understand how to build a safer community for children.
  • 3142 parents better understand the harmful impact of physical discipline on children, so more boys and girls can be raised in safer and happier homes.
  • 13 planning activities were carried out with community partners, co-ordinating the work of local groups and organisations to focus on helping children.
  • 35 training opportunities were provided for community partners, equipping them to improve the lives of children.
Education
  • 7669 members of the community were reached through education awareness campaigns, helping them learn why all children should go to school.
  • 700 books written in the local language were given to schools, providing students with reading materials that are age-appropriate and in their own language.
  • 4236 preschool-aged girls and boys are enrolled in early education, so they can be better prepared to enter primary school.
Faith
  • 4395 boys and girls took part in faith-based activities, deepening their understanding of God's love for them, others and nature.
  • 3171 parents participated in learning opportunities to support the spiritual nurture of children
  • 53 churches and faith-based groups are involved in planning and running child-focused activities, helping improve the well-being of boys and girls.
  • 3 meetings or home visits were made by community and faith leaders to support families, providing extra help to parents with the challenges they face.
  • 68 people took part in interfaith events, helping members of different religions to build understanding and work together to improve children's lives.
Livelihood
  • 29 savings groups are active, providing community members with a local place to save money regularly, earn interest and access loans.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 15 faith leaders learned about hygiene, sanitation or how to affect change in a person's actions, so they can be better-informed role models for youth.
  • 1989 students who attended health and hygiene training now actively practise good hygiene habits, so they can better protect themselves from diseases.
Health and Nutrition
  • 5 school health education activities were undertaken
  • 10 school health education clubs were formed, activated and trained

*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Kintampo South

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

 

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Kintampo South,  is in Phase 3

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!