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International Needs Launches PECACEM PROJECT

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  • Adaa-Ngyiresi-School-children-singing-to-welcome-people-to-the-project-launch
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  • Nana-Kwesi-Esoun-III,-Chief-of-Gomoa-Ngyiresi-addressing-the-gathering
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International Needs Ghana (INGH) has officially launched a project to contribute towards ending child marriage in Ghana titled “Protection, Empowerment and Community Action against Child Marriage’ (PECACEM). The project was launched at Gomoa Ngyiresi in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region of Ghana. 16 communities are participating from two districts; Gomoa West District and Mfantsiman Municipality. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is funding the project.

The Head of Programs of International Needs Ghana, Mr. Cromwell Awadey, noted that research conducted revealed that child marriage was high in Ghana with statistics indicating that the Central Region of Ghana had a prevalence rate of 31%, way above the national average of 27%. He said poverty and teenage pregnancy were some factors that accounted for child marriage and encouraged parents educate their children and warned that giving children out into marriage was a crime punishable by law.

The Chief of Gomoa Ngyiresi, Nana Kwesi Esoun III was happy his town was going to benefit from the PECACEM project. He lamented that there were no women role models who hailed from his town and was pleased the PECACEM project would educate people especially women to aspire to higher laurels in future.

Nana Kwesi Esoun III led a community declaration to end child marriage and pledged his support to ensuring the success of the PECACEM project.

School children from Adaa Ngyiresi D/A School performed a sketch to portray the ills of child marriage and encouraged parents to invest in their children’s education. They also thrilled the gathering with beautiful cultural performances.


International Needs Ghana marks World Day Against Child Labour

  • Nana Kwesi Essel, Chief of Anapansu addressing the durbar
  • Hon. Moses Jehu- Appiah, DCE of Gomoa East
  • Mrs. Widad Quaye- Appenteng, Communications and Protocol officer of the EU Delegation to Ghana
  • Mr. Cromwell Awadey, Head of Programmes of INGH
  • Poetry recital
  • Masters of Ceremony introducing a spreaker
  • Cultural display by the school children
  • A section of the community members at the durbar

International Needs Ghana (INGH) commemorated the 2016 World Day Against child Labour at Anapansu in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region of Ghana. The event was under the theme ““End supply chain in Ghana; Yes we can” INGH observed the event under its 3-year project which seeks to promote an Enhanced Safe and Protective Environment for Children, one that will prevent and respond to child abuse and exploitation at the community level. Anapansu is one of 21 communities where PESPEC is being implemented with funding from the European Union (EU).

District Chief Executive of the Gomoa East District Hon. Moses Jehu-Appiah, encouraged community members to invest in their children’s education and work at preventing child labour since the latter was detrimental to the wellbeing of the child. He disclosed that the Assembly had set up task forces to ensure that activities inimical to the wellbeing of the children are eliminated.

The Communications and Protocol Officer of the Delegation to the EU, Mrs. Widad Quaye-Appenteng, applauded the excellent display put up by the children and the rare oratory skills put up by the Masters of Ceremony. She noted that advocacy against child labour did not mean that children should not work and encouraged parents to give light work suitable for their children’s ages and ensure no work disrupts their education.

The Chief of Anapansu Nana Kwesi Essel commended INGH for helping to create a safe environment for children in his community.

Children of Anapansu entertained and educated the audience on the ills of child labour. In a resolution, community members pledged their support to end child labour.



Nana Denkye runs to raise funds for water

Nana Denkye Appiah-Nuamah, a Ghanaian reservoir Engineer took part in the 42 km Virgin Money London Olympic Marathon held on 24th April 2016. Nana took part in the prestigious Marathon to support International Needs UK’s fundraising efforts towards a water project in Africa. After six months of fervent training, Nana made it to the finishing…
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International Needs Ghana marks World Water Day

Water is a vital resource to man. Without it, man cannot survive. It is therefore said that “water is life”. The essence of water being life however, is only felt and experienced by those who have access to potable and safe water. Unfortunately, for a reasonable number of people worldwide, the access to safe water…
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