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)
Our first UK Aid Match campaign, where every pound donated by the UK public was matched by the UK government, enabled us to launch our 3-year programme Community Action and Support for Education (CASE) which ran between April 2018 and March 2021.
By the end of the project CASE had improved 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 delivered an integrated community-based programme working directly with children, parents, teachers, community elders and government officials to drive long-lasting change.
CASE has 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. By the end of the project: