We express our heartfelt gratitude for your support in our project endeavors.
Our dedicated team operates on multiple fronts to champion gender equity and healthcare initiatives in Ghana. Recognizing that education is a cornerstone in addressing these critical issues, we are committed to collaborating closely with our community partners to tailor programs that genuinely meet the specific needs of the communities we serve.
One impactful facet of our project is the support we provide to student learning. Partnering with local schools, we engage in small group sessions and one-on-one support to bolster children's educational journeys. Our focus is directed towards those who require additional assistance, fostering increased confidence, expanded learning, and the recognition of individual strengths and interests. This personalized support is instrumental in enabling children to meet and exceed curriculum standards. So far this year we have run over 430 support sessions for approx 300 students.
Beyond academic support, we are actively involved in facilitating various welfare-related education opportunities for students. Covering a diverse range of topics such as online safety, building healthy relationships, leadership skills, wellbeing awareness, and specific health issues like malaria awareness, our workshops have reached over 170 sessions this year, benefiting more than 420 community members. Your generous donations play a crucial role in procuring and developing the necessary resources for these educational initiatives.
Our project also places a strong emphasis on teacher training. While our educators possess remarkable skills and knowledge, we believe in the continual expansion and reinforcement of these capabilities through regular skills update sessions. For instance, regular practice of First Aid skills is crucial, and our programs serve as a facilitator for this ongoing learning. The ripple effect of these enhanced skills extends to benefit the broader community.
To all our valued partners, friends, and donors who make these endeavors possible, we extend our deep appreciation for your continued support. The resources we can provide, thanks to your contributions, play a vital role in supporting learning initiatives focused on gender equality, public health, and welfare. Your generosity is genuinely cherished, and from the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you. Together, we are making a meaningful impact.
Thank you for your continued support for our project.
Our team works in a range of ways to support issues of gender equity and healthcare in Ghana. Education is a key to addressing issues and it is important to us to work closely with our community partners to ensure any program meets the needs of the community where we work.
One of the ways this project supports gender equity and welfare of the community is to support student learning. We work with partner schools to support children's learning through small group and one on one support. We focus on the children who need additional support. This additional support can lead to increased confidence, expanded learning and recognition of strengths and interests. It helps children to be able to reach curriculum standards.
We also support students by facilitating a range of welfare-related education opportunities. These include topics such as online safety, building healthy relationships, leadership, wellbeing awareness and education related to specific health issues such as malaria awareness. This year we have run over 100 workshops on health topics for community members with more than 400 people accessing these workshops. Your donations support the purchasing and development of resources we use to run these learning programs.
Our project also focusses on training for teachers. The teachers have fantastic skils and knowledge, this can be exapnded and reinforced through regular skills update sessions. For example it's important to practice First Aid skills regularly and our programs can help facilitate this. These skills can suport the wider community.
To all our partners, friends and donors who make this possible, we are grateful for your continued support. The resources we are able to provide to support learning in the areas of gender equality, public health and welfare are valued. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Our work in Ghana is multi-faceted and often overlaps in its focus areas. Our team works in gender equality, public health, education, and social justice, but often these labels are more usefully understood as categories for us to manage and organise our work internally. In reality, on the ground, the individual women and children benefit from a multitude of projects we deliver across all of these program areas, an approach known as an integrated development practice.
Working alongside one of our partner schools in the community, our project supports education for identified students for example, by paying term fees, supporting them with books and uniforms and on occasion support for boarding facilities.
In the classroom, students are taught by teachers who had received a range of training led by our project team. Topics include; children’s first aid, fire safety, positive reinforcement, and identifying learning difficulties.
This project works with every one of our partner schools locally to provide 1-to-1 mentoring for any students who need additional support, and this support can lead to students catching up with the other students in their year level.
School facilities include classrooms that have been built and decorated using funds from this project. The project also supports furniture for classrooms.
Students are also supported by a range of extracurricular and welfare-related services through this project. These include: attending menstrual health workshops and receiving free sanitary products, attending lessons on confidence and building healthy relationships, mental health awareness, COVID awareness, domestic or gender-based violence, sexual health, online safety, and consent,
Students of appropriate age also have attended a breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening event sponsored by our project.
Other training is nutrition/cooking classes, malaria awareness and responses classes, and self-defence classes. We've even supported students in joining the activities of the Ghana Girl Guides Association - another close partner of our project. This leads to an active friend and social support structures.
We want to highlight the achievement of one of the students who have been involved in these programs. She received a formal offer letter to attend one of the best of the best colleges in Ghana, which we have already funded via a scholarship in advance, until graduation. A college renowned for alumni that include many of Ghana’s most influential, powerful, talented and impressive women.
This is how our project utilises integrated development approaches. All of these designed and funded classes, interventions, activities or support systems constitute a project in and of themselves, which we run for hundreds of local women and children, many of whom will engage in and benefit from these projects. Projects which are purposefully designed to complement and work together in unison to empower, protect and provide safe spaces for women and children.
Like white blood cells swarming together to attack an infection in the body, as do projects create a collective force that helps insulates our stakeholders from society’s challenges. The assistance provided by our broad, holistic, otherwise unavailable locally, is specifically designed to add up to more than the sums of the individual projects.
This is smart, integrated, sustainable development!
As a fully integrated community entity in Kokrobite, we work closely with all our partners and stakeholders to establish these ‘joined-up’ ways of maximising our impact and giving local people a combination of support that allows them to take control and define their destinies.
To all our partners, friends and donors who make this possible, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Success stories- are created every week in Ghana... because of you!
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