PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN GHANA

We have been working in Ghana since 1992 with programs in more than 250 communities. From providing better health care to education and skills, we're making life better for the country's most vulnerable children.

CHALLENGES

Almost a third of Ghanaians live below the poverty line - many cannot feed their families.
  • Nearly a third of the population can't read or write.
  • Around 86% of the population don't have adequate sanitation facilities.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 56,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
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Children watch a drama show about the importance of family planning.
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Girls learn how to use a computer in a training session supported by Plan International.
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Girls learn hairdressing skills at a vocational training centre supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

In Ghana, it is estimated that close to one million school-aged children are currently not in the classroom. Plan International and our local partners are working hard to change that.

We have enrolled tens of thousands of children - that's tens of thousands of girls and boys who will learn how to read, write, play and better understand the world around them.

When classes end, the lessons don't. After-school business training in beekeeping and soap making has taught young people how saving money can help them to create a better future for themselves. Extra income helps families afford to rear animals, buy cloth, cooking utensils, rice, maize and even purchase zinc and cement to build a new house.