Choose A Challenge
Published on October 21, 2014
ABOUT PROJECT GHANA. Since the mid-1980s, Ghana’s impressive development and growth have made the country one of the strongest performers in Africa. However Ghana still only ranks 135 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 Human Development Index – a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide. Rural poverty remains widespread in the dry savannah region that covers roughly two thirds of Ghana’s northern territory and small-scale farmers in Ghana’s poor rural areas have very limited access to the assets that would facilitate a shift from subsistence farming. Enrolment statistics at both primary and secondary schools in Ghana are poor and many rural communities lack the infrastructure to deal with new intakes. Rural health facilities are patchy at best and many communities lack quality healthcare facilities. Projects Worldwide is committed to working with rural communities to improve their education and health facilities. Our work is physical and measurable – we sponsor small to medium scale construction and renovation projects that are requested by the rural communities. Working with pre-existing educational and health establishments mean the projects are typically more viable in the long term; their impact on the quality of education and healthcare provision is immense and measurable.