HELP-Ghana Research Center is a Ghanaian registered NGO founded on the belief that development can be achieved and sustained when the strength of all healthy individuals are harnessed and geared towards formulation and implementation of developmental initiatives.
HELP-Ghana.RC draws on the knowledge of a highly skilled full-time staff and the services of over 500 dedicated volunteers.
By engaging a range of stakeholders HELP-Ghana.RC has been able to create and implement dynamic developmental programs and support structures for all Ghanaians, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
HELP Ghana is currently undertaking projects in three regions of Ghana (Upper West Region, Ashanti and Eastern Region) and are deeply committed to improving the health and livelihood of individuals and communities. We aim to collaborate with International donors, Government agencies, the private sector, local nonprofit and civil society organizations to achieve positive change in communities and their health systems.
Our vision is of a community where all individuals are healthy and contribute positively towards achieving and sustaining development for the citizenry.
Our mission is to help Ghanaian’s become healthy, conscious and empowered to effect and sustain development by delivering carefully planned interventions in the areas of Education, Health, Entrepreneurship, advocacy, skills and Career development.
Our Objectives are
- To help Ghanaian’s become healthy and responsible individuals
- To promote livelihood-support programs to alleviate poverty among the citizenry
- To provide educational support services to rural communities through the creation of community support systems to improve performance
- To promote education of a girl child and the rights of young people in general through advocacy by the use of interactive theaters and seminars
- To promote skills development/career guidance programs for young people
- To effect change in our developmental strategies through planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our national projects
- To promote good sanitation practices among communities
- To promote peaceful cohesion, nationalism, and patriotism among Ghanaian’s in order to foster unity and respect for law and order
PROGRAM’S DESCRIPTION; our programs focus on:
• Preparing the Ghanaian People for an Employable Future and Upward Mobility,
• Intensification of Girl Child Education and Education of Young People in Ghana
• Nurturing Healthy Lifestyles
• Intensifying Maternal Health Education, and
• Strengthening Civic Responsibility through Leadership and Volunteerism.
HELP-Ghana.RC has developed a composite program dubbed “Health, Education and Livelihood Program” (HELP) that aims at addressing the varied needs of the People of Ghana through an integrated approach. We specialize in using interactive drama as a social mobilization tool for advocacy and education.
1. Intensifying maternal health Education
2. Cholera Prevention and Treatment
3. Malaria Prevention and Treatment
4. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
6. HIV Prevention
BASIC EDUCATION SUPPORT PROJECT
The project aims to improve Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results among students in rural communities by implementing carefully thought out interventions designed to improve school quality, access and retention and efficiency in management. Activities Under the Basic Education Support Program
- Extra Classes
- Community Study Centers
- Providing Mobile Library Facilities
- Career guidance and Counseling Services
- Formation of Reading Clubs
LIVELIHOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS (LEP)
This project seeks to address the challenges of youth unemployment and poverty by providing the youth with opportunities for career development through education, mentor-ship, skills training, entrepreneurship, and leadership development.
The primary goal of the Livelihood Empowerment Program is to empower young people to create jobs for themselves and others in their communities.
1. Group 1: Out of school youth who have no skills (18-25) 1,000 over 5 years.
2. Group 2: People who are employed but are not making enough money to sustain themselves and their families.