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Why World Vision is in Ghana
In 2020, the people of Ghana experienced many of the same setbacks as those in other countries: The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted livelihoods, closed schools and businesses, and worsened already-vulnerable families’ economic situations. Families struggled to make ends meet, and inflation made affording basics like fuel a challenge. When children had to stay home from school with few remote learning opportunities, teenage pregnancy rates increased significantly, raising girls’ risk of child marriage. Instances of conflict and severe floods in parts of Ghana’s northern region created further instability. In response to the pandemic and its effects on vulnerable Ghanaian families, World Vision worked with partners to reach vulnerable kids and families with support. Community health information centers were set up to make sure people had resources and accurate knowledge about COVID-19, and over 1,000 healthcare professionals received COVID-related trainings. Communities were equipped with clean water and sanitation facilities, and farmers got tools and equipment to boost their production. A back-to-school campaign and reading camps helped children stay excited about learning and connected to their education even at home.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Ghana
World Vision's staff in Ghana are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For God’s peace to continue to prevail over the nation.
That families who have been affected by COVID-19 will be healed.
News from Ghana
Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
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