The community of Anyima-Mansie is graduating

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Anyima-Mansie’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 Anyima-Mansie get there. Thank you!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Anyima-Mansie 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.

Anyima-Mansie (pronounced An-ee-mah Man-see) is a rural community 460 kilometres from Accra, Ghana's capital city. With average temperatures of 24℃ in August and 30℃; in March, this area has a wet, semi-equatorial climate. The landscape has scattered trees and some forested areas along the banks of rivers and streams. Most families in this community of 37,300 live in traditional grass-thatched homes with mud-brick walls.

They practice subsistence farming, growing crops such as cassava, yams, and maize, and raising cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. In some areas, intense human activity and bushfires have severely depleted trees and other vegetation. In the rainy season, families can face torrential rainfall that often cuts off villages due to the poor road network.
Child Protection
  • 16866 adults learned how to access services and information to keep children safe, helping them understand how to build a safer community for children.
  • 5 community groups and individuals worked together on advocacy efforts, encouraging the government to address child protection and safety issues.
  • 9 child protection meetings and advocacy initiatives were led by community members, helping to inform the government on ways to keep children safe.
  • 4 advocacy initiatives about child safety and protection were led by women and children, empowering them to change their community for the better.
  • 7320 parents better understand the harmful impact of physical discipline on children, so more boys and girls can be raised in safer and happier homes.
  • 4 planning activities were carried out with community partners, co-ordinating the work of local groups and organisations to focus on helping children.
  • 3 training opportunity was provided for community partners, equipping them to improve the lives of children.
  • 4398 members of the community were reached through education awareness campaigns, helping them learn why all children should go to school.
  • 32 local volunteers have participated in literacy training, improving how they support children learning to read and write.
  • 4500 books written in the local language were given to schools, providing students with reading materials that are age-appropriate and in their own language.
  • 2528 preschool-aged girls and boys are enrolled in early education, so they can be better prepared to enter primary school.
  • 22 school board members attended training sessions, helping them learn to function as a group and implement initiatives to improve education.
  • 3 reading clubs have been started for boys and girls, helping to improve their literacy and reading habits.
  • 20 people took part in interfaith events, helping members of different religions to build understanding and work together to improve children's lives.
  • 4 meetings or home visits were made by community and faith leaders to support families, providing extra help to parents with the challenges they face.
  • 16 churches and faith-based groups are involved in planning and running child-focused activities, helping improve the well-being of boys and girls.
  • 66 parents participated in learning opportunities to support the spiritual nurture of children
  • 900 boys and girls took part in faith-based activities, deepening their understanding of God's love for them, others and nature.
  • 27 savings groups are active, providing community members with a local place to save money regularly, earn interest and access loans.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1 new toilet and sanitation facility was built in school, providing students with better learning conditions.
  • 10 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.
  • 2029 students who attended health and hygiene training now actively practise good hygiene habits, so they can better protect themselves from diseases.

*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Anyima-Mansie

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

Anyima-Mansie,  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!