Quick Facts About Ghana

Population26 million people
Size238,535 square km
Major LanguagesEnglish, African languages including Akan, Ewe
Major ReligionsChristianity and Islam
Life Expectancy64 years men, 66 years women
Main ExportsGold, Cocoa Beans, and Timber

Country Overview

Ghana is located in West Africa, known for its lush forests, diverse wildlife, sandy beaches, but most importantly, its rich history. Ghana became the first African nation to become independent from British colonization, making the country a symbol of black achievement. Ghana is regarded as the seventh-best governed country in Africa and one of only five on the continent to have a free press.

Challenges

Ghana faces significant social and economic challenges, such as a lack of electricity and clean drinking water, particularly in rural areas and small villages. Youth education in sexuality and gender equality is helping control the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, child labour and sexual exploitation of children are ongoing challenges.

Current Projects

Deworming For Wellness

To reduce infection rates, International Needs will conduct a school-based deworming program in the Volta region.

Clean Water for Nanankor

Women Making a Difference is partnering with International Needs Canada to build a water treatment plant in Nanankor, Ghana.

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