Ghana

Why World Vision is in Ghana


In 2019, World Vision celebrated its 40th year partnering with the people of Ghana to improve child well-being. This was also the “Year of Return,” an event that welcomed the Ghanaian diaspora back to a country that now enjoys some of the most robust freedoms of speech and press in Africa. But the nation faced challenges as well. The press exposed government corruption and patterns of sexual harassment at the University of Ghana. A combination of heavy rains and water released from a dam resulted in catastrophic flooding, destroying thousands of homes. Ethnic conflicts displaced over 8,000 people, 70% of whom are children. Thanks to the generosity of donors, World Vision provided nearly a thousand displaced individuals with shelter and hygiene kits, towels, soaps, and other sanitation essentials to help children and families stay healthy. Through close coordination with the Red Cross and governmental agencies, nearly 9,000 people received immediate aid in the aftermath of flooding and other disasters.

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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.

  • After community members learned about child rights and how to keep kids safe, they successfully protected several kids from child marriage.
  • Children are more empowered to be leaders and improve their communities. In several areas, kids gave presentations to local leaders about their ideas for safety and protection of children.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Girls and boys learned about how to stay healthy by practicing good hygiene such as hand washing.
  • Health workers monitored children's growth to treat kids suffering from malnutrition. Also, thousands of children were given Vitamin A supplements, which are vital to healthy development.

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.

  • Schools in Ghana received resources such as desks, textbooks, and latrines to improve the learning environment and encourage more kids to stay in school. Teachers also benefited from professional development training.

Prayer Requests from Ghana

World Vision's staff in Ghana are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For partners to understand and embrace projects in a way that transforms communities.

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  • For God to guide the next phase of strategic planning.

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  • For cooperation and safety during the upcoming elections.

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