When the COVID 19 pandemic hit in March 2020 and schools in Ghana were closed we worked together with RAINS, our in country partner, and the local communities to adapt the CASE project in response to the effects of the pandemic.
In the video above you can hear the outcomes of this response as our CASE Project Manager Anna interviews Munira from RAINS (Oct, 2020)
In 2017 we ran our first UK Aid Match Head Held High campaign and every pound donated by the UK public was matched by the UK government. Thanks to your generous support in 2018 we launched our 3-year programme Community Action and Support for Education (CASE).
CASE aims to improve access to education and quality of teaching practice in schools for 1,400 children in West Mamprusi, in the North East Region of Ghana.
Education outcomes for children in the area are poor; many children are subject to exploitative child labour, and child marriage is still common for girls. In partnership with local organisation RAINS we are delivering an integrated community-based programme working directly with children, parents, teachers, community elders and government officials to drive long-lasting change.
At the mid-way point we can report that CASE has already achieved many important outcomes through both practical interventions and sensitisation activities across 4 rural communities and with responsible government agencies to increase awareness and change behaviour: