Akweteykrom

About the Community

The Akweteykrom community has a population of 592 and resides in the Assin South district of Ghana. The community has a kindergarten and a primary school.

  • The closest primary health centre is 6kms away.
  • The community has access to a safe water point.
Actions by ICI
  • Community protective assessment has been conducted in the community using two different tools were used to collect data. this was done to aid in determining the level of protection of children and the community members’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards children.
  • Child labour and child protection awareness raising sessions have been held in the community.
  • A Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) members were trained on the tool for identifying children at risk of child labour and remediation packages available for identified children and their households.
  • The Community Action Plan (CAP) implementation is on-going in the community. It has been integrated into the plans of the Assembly to ensure sustainability.
  • Community rules and regulations have been developed by the community with the support of ICI and the local government agencies in charge of the process.  The rules and regulations have been adopted by the community and their implementation is underway.
  • As a result of the CAP a urinal and a latrine have been constructed for the local school to ensure a better teaching and learning environment.
  •  The 9 member Community Service Group that was set up in the community is still vibrant. Find out more about Community Service Groups here.
  • A training programme on Gender Empowerment and Sensitivity was organised for women and male community leaders in Akweteykrom
  • As part of an income generating initiative, 23 women have been trained in rice farming and provided with equipment such as pesticides, fertilizers and protective nets to start rice farms.
  • In collaboration with the district directorates of the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), 21 men and women are benefiting from literacy and numeracy classes  in the community.

 

Actions by ICI
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Child Protection Committee
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Community Action Plan
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Community Service Group
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Women supported in rice farming
Results
  • 3 Children, identified by the CCPC to be at risk of child labour, have been enrolled in the apprenticeship programme. These children are supported with a monthly stipend.
  • The 23 women in Akweteykrom, who were supported to start rice farms in 2017, have earned GHs16,027 additional income.
  • The Community Service Group in the community has earned GHS3,160 from providing labour services to farmers.
Next Steps
  • Training: Community Child Protection Committee (CPC) members will be trained on how to implement the Community Action Plan (CAP) and on child labour monitoring.
  • Train School Management Committee (SMC) on management efficiency
  • Organize refresher trainings for CCPC/SMC using KAP survey results, and project ownership and sustainability
  • 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. 
  • Provide basic educational needs to children identified as at risk of child labour or drop-out from school  to enroll/return to schools as a remediation measure 
  • Support the completion of classroom block  initiated by the Akweteykrom community as part of their CAP tangible related projects
  • Conduct monthly monitoring to assess the progress of the livelihood activities
  • Support  women whose children will be identified as at risk of child labour to engage in IGA
  • Provide monthly stipends to at risk child labour children who are benefiting from apprenticeship programme.
  • Provide ‘graduation package’ to community
  • Collect Mtool and IGA data  in 2018, to assess progress made towards child protection
  • Conduct graduation or exit PCCF
  • Carry out PCCF data collection for 2017 progress
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