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.
- Gender empowerment training was 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.
- IGA members were trained in relevant and appropriate occupational health and safety practices
- Train child protection club members on health and safety, personal hygiene as well as reproductive health.