Compassion partners with churches around the country to help them provide the children of Ghana with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.
Compassion's work in Ghana began in 2005. Currently, more than 52,000 children participate in more than 250 child development centers.
Population: 21 millions
Life expectancy: Male 48 years, Female 50 years
Under-5 mortality rate: 5,1%
People with HIV/AIDS: 350.000 (0,31%)
Drinking water sources: -
Adequate sanitation facilities: -
Literacy rate: Male 83%, Female 67%
Population in extreme poverty ($1.25 a day): 33%
Compassion International Ghana was incorporated on July 28, 2004, and started operations in July 2005.
Children are given new age-appropriate Bibles within one year of being registered into the program, and new Bibles are given as children grow older until they leave the program.
Each child receives breakfast, lunch and dessert at the child development center once a week. Typical breakfast consists of maize porridge, milk, sugar and bread. Lunch consists of rice with sauce and either chicken, fish or meat. Dessert is an orange, banana, pineapple or other fruit in season. Parents are educated to provide nutritious food for their children, and highly malnourished children are given a package of nutritious foods including eggs, milk, beans, rice and oil once a month.
Children participate in a variety of extracurricular activities including sports, bead making, batik making, going for excursions, communal cleaning of hospitals/health centers, markets, etc.