Abonponsu

About the Community

The community of Abonponsu has a population of 1231. There are no schools within the community and it is 3 km to the nearest primary school.

  • There is no primary health centre in the community, the closest is 3 km away.
  • There is a safe water point within the community.
Actions by ICI
  • Awareness raising focusing on the definition of a child, child work, child labour, key hazardous activities and importance of education was held by the CCPCs at women groups meeting, cocoa society meetings, community-wide meetings, churches, mosques and hamlets in and around the community.
  • Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) members have been trained on the tool for identifying children at risk of child labour and the remediation packages available for identified children and their households.
  • Implementation of Community Action Plan (CAP) is ongoing. CAP has been integrated into the plans of the assembly as a sustainability measure.
  • A Community protective assessment has been carried out using the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey and Protective Cocoa Community Framework (PCCF) to aid in determining the level of protection of children and assess the knowledge of the community members on child protection.   
  • A 5 member Community Service Groups (CSG) has been established in the community. They continue to undertake labour services for cocoa farmers for a fee. Key activities undertaken by the CSG in the period were, spraying of agro-chemicals, pruning of cocoa farms and weeding.
  • Community Needs Assessment conducted using Protective Cocoa Community Framework.
  • 10 women Have been supported to carry out vegetable IGA. They were supported with seedlings, agro-chemicals and extension services.
  • Gender empowerment training was organised for selected women and men in leadership position. This was to make way for women to actively participate in community decision making and community development.
Partnering with
Actions by ICI
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Community Action Plan
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CCPC
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Income Generating Group
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Community Service Group
Results
  • The Community Service Groups (CSG) established in the community made a total earnings of GHC2,180 within the last 6 months of 2017.
  • The women who were supported to engage in vegetable IGA have earned GHC3000 from the sale of their produces.
Next Steps
  • Conduct PCCF data collection to assess 2017 progress
  • Conduct graduation or exit PCCF
  • Organize meetings with community leaders and one community-wide exit meeting to formally close the project
  • Women empowerment: Collect Mtool and IGA data  in 2018, to assess progress made towards child protection
  • Community Child Protection Committees: Organize refresher trainings for CCPC using KAP survey results, and project ownership and sustainability
  • Conduct monthly monitoring to assess the progress of the livelihood activities
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