Ghana Group Program

The Ghana Group Program ensures that children in impoverished districts get to attend school, where they receive a quality education, mentoring, and special development in peer support groups.

The Problem

This group program takes place in two schools run by International Needs Ghana – Amrahia Community School (ACS) and Kpogede Community School (KCS) – in districts that suffer from high unemployment and extreme poverty.

Because many parents in these regions are unable to earn sufficient income, it’s common for children to be taken out of school to work in hazardous jobs, such as street hawking, farming, and fishing.

As a result, the children don’t get to attend school with their friends, and without education, they’re eventually pushed to the fringes of society, on a path with no good options.  

The Program

The focus is on the long-term development of 375 vulnerable children at ACS and KCS, from kindergarten through to graduation in grade 9. Our hope is that parents will see the importance of keeping their children in school, rather than pushing them to earn income.

We walk alongside the children for 10 years: teaching, mentoring, and gradually developing them into self-confident, empowered individuals who are prepared to chart their own paths in life.

Priority is given to children who exhibit multiple risk factors, such as a history of abuse, instability at home, malnutrition, disability, and low school attendance.  

HOW YOUR GIFT HELPS!

Education opens doors and teaches children how to find purpose and seek employment. Our group programs are hosted within schools by administrators who know how to show children that there are ways to overcome poverty. With the group program, your gifts are pooled with all other donations so that we can accomplish more. By working together, we can take care of an entire group of children who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old,
he will not depart from it. (Prov 22:6)

ABOUT THE GROUPS

Children are placed into peer groups where they grow together through their school years. In addition to a full school curriculum, INGH offers extra activities for group members, including sports, culture, community outreach, and specialized skill development. Each group is guided and coached by a loving mentor.

The group model invites all children in the community
to attend so that no child is left behind!

PROGRAMMING (K THROUGH GRADE 9)

  • Core academic curriculum, including a healthy meal each day
  • Training on W.A.S.H. habits to prevent illness (water, sanitation, hygiene)
  • Medical checkups and nutritional counseling to ensure high performance
  • Education on child rights to reduce exploitation and abuse
  • Interpersonal skills and assertiveness training to build confidence
  • Mentoring in Christian behavior and value formation to build character

IT’S A FULL TEAM EFFORT

  • Everyone works together to support the kids.
  • INGH advocates for the welfare, protection, and growth of children and their families.
  • The community is encouraged to get involved by creating safe spaces for children.
  • Parents are asked to support the children by making sure they attend school every day
  • The children are expected to be actively engaged in the activities and learning.

This program contributes to four of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, which were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL NEEDS GHANA (INGH)

INGH is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1987, with a vision to transform lives and change communities. The team is active in many social justice organizations across Ghana. With strong leadership from Mr. Cromwell Awadey, the Executive Director, INGH collaborates with various agencies on community development projects, including schools, water projects, feeding programs, child sponsorship, and more. INGH provides basic education for more than 5000 children every year, in 11 schools across Ghana. Some of their graduates are working as nurses, engineers, lecturers, businesspeople, and army officers.  Many are now giving back to their communities out of gratitude for the help they received.

To support the program, fill out the donation form below.

Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent directly to support the children at ACS and KCS!

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Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
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Address:
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001