Atebubu Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

We assisted with transportation for representatives of the national health insurance program, making it possible for them to enroll 111 orphans and vulnerable children and 126 other people who didn't have health insurance and weren't able to access essential healthcare services. We partnered with local health agencies to remove contaminants from 3,891 shallow wells, improving access to clean water for approximately 60 percent of people living in the Atebubu area. Boys and girls at six schools are studying in a more comfortable learning environment thanks to 400 new tables and chairs supplied by World Vision. We helped renovate two classroom blocks and supplied schools with hygiene kits to keep the environment cleaner for children. 100 children marched in a parade promoting child rights, especially the right to an education. The celebration also included a radio broadcast on the importance of child rights and education. 60 teenage girls attended a five-day camp aimed at raising their awareness of the importance of education for girls and equipping them as role models for their peers.

Additional information

This Development Program uses an innovative approach to programming. Instead of creating projects around specific sectors, they conduct integrative projects that include activies from all sectors including health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, economic development, and child protection.

Cross-cutting issues

Environment, Advocacy, HIV&AIDS

Locations

  • Ghana>Brong-Ahafo

Sectors

  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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