Ghana

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.

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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.

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Progress in Ghana

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Thousands of adults were equipped to protect the children in their communities from abuse after attending trainings on identifying and reporting abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Children were taught about hygiene and given access to tools such as hand-washing stations at their homes and schools.
  • Families have access to clean water closer to home after World Vision helped established clean water sources within 30 minutes of several communities.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • World Vision initiated a campaign to spread awareness about the importance of education for children with the goal of helping community members understand why all children need to be in school.
  • More children are accessing pre-school after World Vision helped spread awareness on the impact of early education as a foundation to later learning.

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.

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  • That families who have been affected by COVID-19 will be healed.

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