About the Community
The Yawboadi community can be located in the Ahafo Ano South district of Ghana with a population of 551. The community has a kindergarten and a primary school.
- The closest primary health centre is 8 km away.
- The community has access to a safe water point.
ICI started working with the Yawboadi community in September, 2015.
Actions by ICI
- Child protection and awareness raising sessions have been organised in Yawboadi.
- A Community Child Protection Committee has been formed. Members received a two-day training and are provided with equipment to allow them to take the lead in awareness raising in their community.
- Needs assessments were carried out in the community to identify livelihood needs for women and households at risk of child labour.
- A Community Service Group has been formed. This group is made up of local youth who have been trained in good farming techniques to assist local farmers in their cocoa fields, helping to reduce the need to rely on child labour.
- CCPC, CSG and Women group members and community leaders have been trained on group dynamism and conflict management.
Actions by ICI
Community Service Group
Community Action Plan
- Training: CCPC members will be trained on how to implement the CAP and on child labour monitoring.
- Women’s empowerment: Women’s group and CCPC members will be supported to start alternative livelihood activities
- organise gender empowerment training for community leaders and women in leadership position to enhance women’s active participation in community decision making and community development
- 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.
- 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.
- Child Protection Clubs: Clubs will be formed to build upon awareness of child protection and child rights.
- Train child protection club members on health and safety, personal hygiene as well as reproductive health
- Community Service Groups: Members will receive training on farm sanitation including weeding, pruning, moss removal from cocoa trees.
- Organize relevant and appropriate occupational health and safety training for women engaged in Income Generating Activity (IGA)