Ninkyiso

About the Community

The Ninkyiso community has a population of 589 and resides in the Assin North district of Ghana. There is a kindergarten and a primary school within the community.

  • It is 10 km from the community to the nearest primary health centre.
  • The community has access to a safe water point.

ICI has has been working with the community since September 2015.

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 new classroom was constructed for the local school to ensure a better teaching and learning environment.
  • The 11 member Community Service Group that was set up in has expanded to 17 members. 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 Ninkyiso
  • As part of an income generating initiative, 24 women have been trained in rice farming and provided with equipment such as pesticides, fertilizers and protective nets.
  • In collaboration with the district directorates of the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), 33 men and women are benefiting from literacy and numeracy classes  in the community.
Actions by ICI
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24
Women trained on rice farming
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Classroom built
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Community Service Group
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Child Protection Committee
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Community Action Plan developed
Results
  • The 26 women in Ninkyiso who were supported in rice farming in 2017 after harvesting have earned GHs50,700 from their work.
  • 3 older children, who were at risk of child labour, have been enrolled in the apprenticeship program. These children are supported with monthly stipends.
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 
  • 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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