About the Community
Oyoko is a Ghanaian community with a population of 9843. Within the community there is a kindergarten; a primary school, a junior high school and a senior high school.
- There is a primary health centre within the community.
- There is also a safe water point within the community.
- Oyoko has sanitary facilities available for community members.
Actions by ICI
- Community needs assessment carried out using the PCCF approach.
- Child labour awareness raising on hazardous activities has 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.
- A Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) has been set up and provided with training on awareness raising. CCPC members are tasked with providing house-to-house awareness raising within their community.
- A community wide meeting was held following the awareness raising sessions and a Community Action Plan (CAP) produced for implementation.
- Strengthening of the SMC to increase child protection.
- CCPC members and community leaders trained on resource mobilization towards CAP implementation.
Actions by ICI
Community Action Plan
- Conduct PCCF to monitor progress of Child Centered Community Development.
- Conduct Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) sample-survey at the community level to assess the level of knowledge of awareness raising of community members
- Training: CCPC members will be trained on the tool for identification of children engaged or at risk of child labour and remediation strategy.
- Train CCPCs and community leaders on formulation of community rules and regulation to protect children
- Women empowerment: Organise gender empowerment training for women and community leaders.
- Provide livelihood support to women groups and CCPC members
- Organize relevant and appropriate occupational health and safety training for IGA members
- Education: Build the capacity of teachers including the headteachers and circuit supervisors on child protection and child rights and school friendly school environment.
- Meeting with Ghana Education Service (GES) District Directors and officers and parents of JHS 3 students and SMCs/PTAs to discuss the importance of secondary education.
- Child Protection Clubs: Clubs will be formed to build upon awareness of child protection and child rights.
- Community Service Groups: Facilitate the formation of community service group to support cocoa farmers to undertake their activities.
- Train child protection club members on health and safety, personal hygiene as well as reproductive health.