We've worked in Ghana since 1958, strengthening inclusive education systems and supporting people to develop sustainable and resilient livelihoods.
We work with the Ghana Education Service and local communities, training teachers and providing the resources and expertise needed to make classrooms accessible to all children – no matter their gender, circumstances, or specific needs.
Our Teaching Education Needs Inclusively (TENI) project has increased primary enrolment by 18% in some of Ghana’s most marginalised communities, and supported children with disabilities to stay in education: in 2017-18, 79% of TENI participants with disabilities progressed from one school year to the next.
We’ve established Girls’ Clubs in 60 schools, which support vulnerable girls to stay in education, and work to overcome the barriers, such as child marriage and pregnancy, that can prevent girls progressing to secondary education.
Through our partnership with Mondelez International, we’re supporting farming communities in rural Ghana to capitalise on the growing global demand for high-quality cocoa. Our expert volunteers have helped hundreds of cocoa-growing communities to improve their knowledge and understanding of sustainable agricultural methods, leading to yields increasing by 37% and income rising by 49%.
We also train farmers to diversify their income and pursue additional income-generating activities, such as rearing livestock or making crafts for sale. In doing so, communities become more resilient to shocks and market fluctuations. By establishing village-based savings associations and action committees, we’re supporting members to access finance and re-invest profits in essential development projects, including improving school, health and transport infrastructure.
We work with a number of partners including Ghana Education Service, Mondelēz International, Comic Relief, Olam and Child Rights International.
If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:
Postal address: VSO Ghana, PO Box AN6526, Accra North, Ghana
Office location: House No. F58/5 Clotey Close, Labone, Accra, Ghana
Tel: (+233) 30 2773 775 / 710 / 781
Fax: (+233) 302 774 016
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