About 60% of Ghana’s population lives in rural areas and this can be regarded as a channel for economic growth and development in the rural areas and the country as a whole. This trend is a great potential and when adequately harnessed can lead to sustainable rural development. To achieve this, various strategies are designed to improve the economic and social life rural dwellers. Such strategies tend to include livelihood programmes aimed at the rural poor.Community Need Assessment Research Program (CNARP)
Community needs can be defined as the gap between what is and what should be or exist in the community. A community need can be felt by an individual, a group, or an entire community. It can be as concrete as the need for food and water or as abstract as improved community cohesiveness. An obvious example might be the need for public transportation in a community where older adults have no means of getting around town. More important to these same adults, however, might be a need to be valued for their knowledge and experience. Examining situations closely helps uncover what is truly needed, and require our Community Needs Assessment Research Program to tackle and this is basically on sanitation, health and education.
Volunteers or donor organization would have to discover their exact project through our CNARP program, the cost of the project and time to get it established for the community.
As volunteers take advantage of this opportunity of working at the hospitals and clinics around their project locations, they strategically position themselves for in-depth knowledge and practical experience as they work with and among a caliber of fully-fledged nurses and highly qualified doctors .More importantly, some volunteers will have the chance to obverse surgeries and other complicated hospital activities.
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Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.
Women, girls as well as school pupils especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds – full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick.
Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures. Hope is put on hold in over half of the developing world’s primary schools without access to water and sanitation.
It is of this view that HCDP GHANA had the WSS project introduce to assist communities with such difficulties most especially in the Adaklu district in the Volta Region.
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Sanitation access is a critical component to the health and well-being of communities in Ghana and most especially in the Volta Region. Poor sanitation undercuts households and communities economically. Sanitation-related diseases such as cholera or diarrhea force adults out of work and children out of school, lowering productivity and families’ incomes.
There is also a social element to sanitation access and children, women and young girls are disproportionately affected by the lack of improved facilities. Children can become injured by falling into unsafe pits, young girls stay away from schools when going through their menstrual cycle, and, along with women, they can face both perceived and real threats when they have to venture into the bush or even to public facilities late at night.
This is why HCDP GHANA has introduced Rural Community Toilet Project to assist communities with sanitation challenges. However, it’s part of our mission, and support from donor organization to build such facilities in the Rural Communities.
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The continuous high rate of teenage pregnancy poses a lot of challenges to the nation and the life of the victims. HCDP-Ghana conducted a study in 2017/18 on the subject in the Ho West District in the Volta Region where it was discovered that the situation remains alarming in the remote villages in the district. In attempt to implement recommendations from the survey taken in collaboration with our volunteers this year, HCDP kick started the project Youths in Bead Works (YIBW-HCDP) at Dodome Avexa in 2019. The project was based on the observation from our initial survey which revealed that there is mass young female school drop outs and teenage mothers in the Dodome Avexa community in the Ho West District of the Volta Region of Ghana.
The project aims at alleviating the level of poverty among female drop-outs and teenage mothers in the community and its environs in the Volta Region (Ghana) by providing them with basic and minor professional training in beads works or the use of beads for jewelries, sandals etc. The project is expected to provide a rented housing facility for project facilitators as well as a training center for participants, female school drop-out and teenage mothers in the community. Participants will be trained for two main sessions or phases. The initial phase will give them preliminary training in the areas of bead usage for various decorations. The second stage will serve as a mastery development stage where they are made to perfect their skills in those areas so as to make revenue to cater for themselves as well as their families.
For the past 8 years, HCDP Ghana has been in partnership with William and Mary IT in distributing of used computers to rural community school in Ghana. Students in deprived communities see ICT as a distant dream and the need to reach out to them through this partnership. In some cases, there were a few old models which none of them was allowed to practice with. However, the inclusion of ICT in the Ghana educational curriculum has further intensified the demand on HCDP GHANA to respond to the needs of less privileged schools in the teaching and learning of the ICT component of the educational curriculum.
The project was geared to providing school citizenry with ICT skills and access to the internet, to contribute to their academic works and also promote the exploitation of ICTs as an alternative source of livelihood, especially for the youth, and for economic sustainability of beneficiary communities as a whole hence our partnership with William and Mary IT to make this possible.
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Another badge of computers presented to Adaklu Secondary School right from our office due to increase enrollment-2019