OUR PROJECTS

PROJECT NO. 1: DEME COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT
VOLTA REGION, GHANA

Project status: Ongoing
Project Coordinators:  
1. Hassana Alhassan Mohammed
2. Joshua Adjah 


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This proposal is premised on the fact that quality basic education is the fundamental right of every child of school-going age. This right is enshrined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana
snap of Deme community
and in the Convention of Rights of the Child (CRC). Among several things, both the Constitution and the Convention enjoin the state to provide the necessary infrastructure to widen access to basic education for all children of school-going age. The Constitutional provision and the mandate of the CRC are also in tandem with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (UNSDG 4) which requires that government provides an inclusive and equitable quality education which offers a platform on which lifelong learning opportunities can be achieved.

 

Problem statement

Currently, about one hundred and twenty-Seven (127) children of school-going age do not have access to basic quality education due to the absence of basic educational facilities in Deme and its surrounding villages. In an earlier study conducted in Deme and it neighbouring communities, forty-six (46) children were reported at the time to be attending school. A challenge identified by the team was the long distance children had to walk (about 3.5 miles) to the nearest town, Dabala, to attend school. Discounting all the attendant risks associated with embarking on such journeys, the situation has led to an increase in the number of school dropouts in the community. 
PeaceAids community stake holders meeting and project
sensitization phase
The challenges of accessibility are compounded by inadequate teachers, poor teaching and learning materials as well as deplorable state of the wooden structures in Dabala. Thus, during the raining season, parents of Deme and nearby communities (Sagbakope, Dzokplenu, Kosamkope, Patukope and Avorvlorte) keep their children at home to avoid exposing them to the perils of bad weather conditions. This situation is further exacerbated by the poor living conditions or high poverty levels of the people making it increasingly difficult for parents to meet the basic educational needs of their children including prescribed school uniforms among others. The combination of these factors further contributes to an upsurge in the number of school dropouts and especially among the females who are worst affected. One consequence of this is the observed high teenage pregnancy and girl-child marriages in the area.

The PeaceAids team on the allocated land for the
Community Education project.
Hence to tackle the challenges above, PeaceAids International is soliciting for assistance to provide a 9 - unit classroom block which will include ancillary facilities such as a health post (for first Aid), a library and an I.C.T. Center.
This project will be implemented using community- centered development approaches which commits the community to the project. In this regard the community, through its traditional leadership, has provided a four (4) acre land for the project and is ready to provide communal labour as well as help supply selected local materials at all stages of the project.  

PeaceAids team visit to each community
during the community education project problem assessment phase


Alhough PeaceAids International will source for funds through grants, companies’ donations and sponsorship. Our partners includes The South Tongu District Assembly (Local government), The traditional leadership of communities involved and the United Nations Development program country office in Ghana.  

The PeaceAids team interact with the opinion leaders
A such our ‘’CEDI BAAKO P3’’ FUNDRAISING MODALITY is geared towards raising fund to solve the problem for the affected villages.

The good news is that the communities has gladly accepted the project and have donated land for the building of the school.
Supporters may donate into our mobile money account details below or

Account Name : PeaceAids International
Account Number : 0546 915 459
Account type : MTN Mobile money
Country code : +233


The Community Education project team.
 Coordinators:  
1. Hassana Alhassan Mohammed
2. Joshua Adjah 
3. Promise Edem Nukunu
Members 
4. Hamidah Shawwal
5. Samuel Tekpor
6. Hadi Mohammed
7. Williams Tengey
8. Faustus Azerigyik

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PROJECT NO. 2 : THE E-DELIVERY PROJECT
 Project Status: Ongoing
Project Coordinators
1. Dr. Nguni Ukeria (Cameroon)
2. Ms. Gloria Mensah 

INTRODUCTION
The lack or limited knowledge on maternal health issues among adults not to talk of adolescents. This problem can be connected to the rise in teenage pregnancies and other social menace connected to adolescent. Teenage pregnancy and maternal health therefore remains one of the most important public health issue in recent times. it has become necessary for governments, donors, and civil society organization to put in place very innovative way to solve this problem.

Maternal health is of utmost importance through out the world and for that matter captured in the United Nation Sustainable Development goals (SDGs).
From research one of the causes of maternal mortality and infant death is lack of information for the expectant mother to act and to make inform decision. We recognize such concern and a such the PeaceAids International has introduce the ‘’E-delivery’’ project to help and contribute towards maternal health. E-DELIVERY PROJECT is a system operate both online and offline (Pregnancy school) to enable pregnant women to get access to information related to maternal health during the pregnancy period and through the post partum period . The online platform employ the ‘’What social Application’’ ( whatsapp) which make use of health team available for interaction with the expectant mothers. Thus a team of health personnels have be enroll as volunteers to be on the platform with the expectant mother anywhere and any time in any of our member state connected or signed on to the platform.

Any condition the expectant mother is experiencing and therefore she feels is not normal or doesn’t understand, she just have to asked a question regarding the said problem then the medical professionals will advice her on that. (e.g. If the condition is normal, our team of medical professionals will let her understand it's normal and a reassurance of her health is all what she will need and if it's not normal, advice is given to the  person to get access to the nearest health facility for them to attend to her)

A such, as expansion of the project, PeaceAids will relate with various clinics and then incorporate one of their health team into the initiative. We intend to liaise with the clinics anywhere in the world through our members to serve as referral point to our clients.

E-DELIVERY PROJECT TEAM 


Project Coordinators
1. Dr. Nguni Ukeria, M.D  (Cameroon)
2. Ms. Gloria Mensah
3. Promise Edem Nukunu
Members 
Dr.  Calson, M.D (Cameroon)
Dr.  Papius Mwebembezi, M.D (Uganda)
Ms. Kismet Ifeoma, Nigeria
Ms. Dorcas Mensah (Midwife), Ghana
Ms. Benedicta Annang (Nurse), Ghana
Ms. Eva Azaglo (Nurse), Ghana



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PROJECT NO. 3: LET TALK ABOUT SEXUALITY (LTAS) - A GUIDE TO ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

 Project status: Yet to be implemented

Coordinator
Joshua Adjah


All across the globe, the period of teenage and adolescence is one of the remarkable journey which poses problem to both the parent and the individual. This period mark one of the active phase of one’s sexual behaviour. Individuals in this category finds it difficult to manage it as a result of the virtual embargo laid on the topic of sexuality especially among the African society. As Such, the issues compounded and then create much bigger problem of teenage pregnancy and spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

In this 21st Century, though not much, the introduction of Adolescent reproductive health and sexuality has stood the test of time in solving complex problems faced by the teenager and or the adolescent child.
Although, the topic of sexuality and adolescent reproductive health has seen much progress as is being use by international organizations, NGOs, governmental organizations and probably some parents to solve many issues among the teenage children, there is still more to be done. As the world evolves, the problem of the teenage period are also becoming complex in a modern world. The teenager is then face with greater threat of technological advancement with new choices to be made compare to the stone age. Hence creating an avenue and atmosphere for teenagers and adolescent to talk freely among themselves and expert in the field could help some of such modern sexuality problems face by the child. It’s against this back ground we hope to introduce such program known as LET TALK ABOUT SEXUALITY.

In fulfilment of our three (3) Years strategic plan, LET TALK ABOUT SEXUALITY is a peer-to-peer centred approach to solving teenage and adolescent reproductive health problems as well as creating awareness. The program is both online and offline program which give in-depth guide to teenagers about their reproductive health concerns.

 It’s a program that will includes Parents, Counsellors and health workers as well as targeted group who has receive training in Adolescent and or teenage reproductive health. to solve such problems confronting the teenager. This program seeks to prevent occurance of teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and as well as addressing the common psychological problems face by today’s teenagers.



METHODOLOGY
There will be both on line and off line media. The online medium will make use of social media platforms/groups primarily to improve and address issues of the adolescent. He/she will be allowed to asked and post questions that may be bothering him/her.
However, the off line will require adolescent in a particular area to meet for sessions which may take about 2hrs once in a week.
Volunteer facilitators for the program will be trained adequately by experts in order to address the needs of the participants.


ASSESSING LEARNING OUT COME
Learning out come will be assessed using peer-to-peer influence module.
Such that, during the conversation off line adolescent shall be group and hence tell their peers what they have learnt and in turn introduce a friend as well. There will be assessment online for which the participant will be given a case study to work on and submitted individually.

                                                                                   COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS.
The PeaceAids International will partner/Collaborate with NGOs and other interested organization who share the same objective program like this one.
One of the partner organization is The Medical Journalists’ Association-Ghana.


It must be recognize that since this will be a piloted program, we expect to upgrade and make changes as and when necessary.









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