Residing within the Ahafo Ano South district of Ghana, the Afriseni Camp community has a population of 297.
There are no schools within the community. The closest primary school is 3 km away.
- There is a primary health centre 6km away from the community.
- This community has access to a safe water point.
The community has been working with ICI since September 2015.
- Child labour and child protection awareness sessions have been organised within the community. These sessions use ICI’s government approved awareness raising materials to inform community members of the harms and consequences of hazardous child labour.
- Establishment and training of Community Child Protection Committees (CCPCs)
- Development of Community Action Plans (CAPs)
- A Community Service Group was also formed in the Afriseni Camp. This group consists of local youth who are trained in farming techniques to enable them assist local farmers, reducing the need for child labour.
- Conducting of community Needs Assessment using the Protective Cocoa Community Framework (PCCF). This framework helps ICI to assess how the child-centered the community has become after ICI intervention.
- Women empowerment: 30 women have been supported. These women were individually supported with inputs to cultivate an acre of land owned by her.
- CCPC members trained on effective CAP implementation and child labour monitoring.
- As part of their CAP implementation, the community established KG and lower primary schools with 1 voluntary teachers supported by the community. The continued engagement between the CCPC and district education office led to the absorption of the school by GES and posting of 3 teachers and a head master.
- A year long non-formal classes have commenced for women groups members, youth and older children who are not in school, allowing them to learn basic numeracy and literacy skills. This started in November, 2016.
- 68 CCPC, CSG and Women group members and community leaders were trained on group dynamism and conflict management. This is to help the various groups understand conflict situations and how to handle and resolve them.
- Training: Train CCPCs and community leaders on formulation of community rules and regulation to protect children.
- Organize refresher training for CCPC members on ICI training tool to continue awareness raising and extend it to hamlet communities.
- Train CCPC members on the tool for identification of children engaged in or at risk of child labour and remediation strategy
- Women’s empowerment: Gender empowerment training to be held for community leaders as well as women in leadership position to pave way for women to participate actively in community decision making and community development.
- Organize relevant and appropriate occupational health and safety training for IGA members.
- Education: Non-formal classes will be organised for women groups’ youth and older children who are not in school, allowing them to learn basic numeracy and literacy skills.
- Build the capacity of teachers including head teachers and circuit supervisors on child protection, child rights and the importance of having a friendly school environment.
- Meet with GES (District Directors, School placement officers and Examination officers), parents with children in JHS 3 and SMCs/PTAs to discuss the importance of secondary education.
- Child Protection Clubs: Train child protection club members on health and safety, personal hygiene as well as reproductive health.
- Conduct PCCF to assess progress made.
- Conduct Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) sample-survey at the community level to assess the level of knowledge of awareness raising of community members.
- Community Service Groups: Train members on farm sanitation including weeding, pruning, moss removal from cocoa trees. These skills will then be applied to assist cocoa farmers, reducing the need to use children as labour.