About the Community
The community of Nyamennae is located in the Sefwi Akontombra District of Ghana with a population of 2301. The community has a kindergarten, a primary school and a junior high school.
- It is 13 km to the nearest primary health centre.
- The community has access to a safe water point.
- Sanitary facilities are also available within the community.
ICI has been working with Nyamennae since April, 2016
Actions by ICI
- Establishment and training of Community Child Protection Committees (CCPCs) on awareness raising techniques. CCPC members are tasked with providing house-to-house awareness raising within their community.
- Development of Community Action Plan (CAP) under the leadership of the CCPC .
- Awareness raising sessions on child labour and child protection have been organised for community leaders and community members. These sessions are important as they inform those in attendance of the dangers of child labour. This is a core element of ICI’s entry into a community.
Set up and training of School Management Committee (SMC) members
- Establishment of Child Protection Club
Actions by ICI
Community Action Plan
- Conduct PCCF and analyze the data to assess progress made towards child protection
- Train CCPC members on tool for identification of children engaged in or at risk of child labour and remediation strategy
- Gender empowerment training for women and community leaders
- Education: Build the capacity of teachers including the headteachers and circuit supervisors on child protection and child rights and school friendly environment
- Organise meeting with GES (District Directors, School placement officers and Examination officers), parents who wards are in JHS 3 and SMCs/PTAs to discuss the importance for their children to continue to secondary education.
- Organise gender empowerment training for women and community leaders
- Community Service Group will be set-up to undertook labour services for cocoa farmers at a fee such as agro-chemical application, weeding and cocoa harvestings.
- Conduct Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) sample-survey at the community level to assess the level of knowledge of awareness raising of community members
- Build the capacity of teachers including the headteachers and circuit supervisors on child protection and child rights and school friendly environment
- Meeting with GES (District Directors, School placement officers and Examination officers), parents who wards are in JHS 3 and SMCs/PTAs to discuss the importance for their children to continue to secondary education.
- Train child protection club members on health and safety, personal hygiene as well as reproductive health