STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
ECCACHID provides school fees, supplies, uniforms, books and transportation.
Empowering Communities: Care and Assistance for Deprived and Vulnerable Children (ECCACHILD). The Project targets marginalised children in communities, who have slipped through the net of government and social protection, by providing basic needs, education and health care.
By identifying those in serious need, AFAWI aims to ensure that educational and individual care is provided. The ECCACHILD project will work to expand the capabilities of vulnerable children and their families, whilst also empowering communities to strengthen and monitor long-term progress.
AFAWI therefore has been conducting interviews and assessments of vulnerable children in small communities in order to determine the needs of those children. From the initial investigation, it has been determined that many children in Ghana are in particular in need of basic educational and health support. As Girls especially are likely to be out of school, AFAWI primary provides much needed support for school fees, school supplies, uniforms and transportation costs to ensure the access to education.
Further some needs go beyond the educational support. We are thus working hand in hand with local officials and medical practitioners to conduct health screenings for children, that can identify previously undiagnosed problems. With proper diagnoses, we are able to assess needs very effectively and help parents and guardians to access available resources.
Additionally AFAWI has identified one of the most effective ways to provide support for children through empowering their mothers and guardians. Working in conjunction with the Livelihood team, AFAWI strives to lift women out of poverty through targeted supporting of small business entrepreneurship. Go to the LIVELIHOOD project page to read more about how empowering women will ensure their children to get the education they deserve for a brighter future.
Registering students for National Health Insurance and providing access to free health care.
SPECIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE
Providing vulnerable children with special needs access to specialized medical attention.
Providing health screening and educate parents and students of the health services available in their rural communities.