Child Sponsor Ghana

With its population of same 24 million, Ghana is seen as a relatively stable democracy supported by an economy buoyed by gold and cocoa exportation. Oil reserves found off the coast are likely to boost the economy further in years to come.

Yet, in the north of the country, poverty is rife with a short rainy season barely supporting subsistence farming causing food shortages resulting in chronic malnutrition. This poor water supply leads to the spread of waterborne disease amongst the child population ranging from bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea, to hepatitis A and typhoid fever.

Ghana is in 135th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Literacy rates are as low as 1% in some areas and every year, malaria kills at least 20,000 children. 160,000 children in Ghana have been orphaned by AIDS and a further 17,000 children under the age of 15yrs are infected themselves out of a total child population of just over 10.5 million.

Many children from the north make their way south to escape poverty and lack of education in the hope of finding employment in urban areas like Accra and Kumasi, however most just end up on the streets. It is estimated that the child street population of Accra stands at 26,000. Whilst child labour is illegal in Ghana, its a reality for many children with thousands engaged in portering, domestic servitude and farm labouring just to stay alive.

Child sponsor programs in Ghana focus main on the north and north-east of the country providing access to safe water in the north, caring for orphans and abandoned children, educational provision and AIDS prevention and awareness You can help when you sponsor a child in Ghana.



Child Sponsor Ghana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Child Sponsor Ghana

Child Sponsor Ghana

Child Sponsor Ghana

Child Sponsor Ghana

 


SOS Children

Child Sponsor Ghana: SOS Children's Villages

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.
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Ghana Volunteer

Child Sponsor Ghana: Ghana Volunteer

Sponsor a child and receive a photo of your sponsored child and information about them and their community.
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Child Sponsor Ghana

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Child Sponsor Ghana

There are also some other charities who work with communities in Ghana.

www.oxfam.org.uk
www.selfhelpafrica.org
www.endwa.org.uk

If you work with children in Ghana tell us about your work here.