Life in cocoa communities : rural and remote
For remote communities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the main road access is along back roads which are rarely paved.
In times of heavy rain roads can become unusable and maintenance work like above is necessary to ensure roads stay open.
Often long distances to schools and a lack of adequate accommodation for teachers can hamper children’s education.
By assisting the construction of schools and teachers’ accommodations within communities, ICI ensures the issue of road access does not limit children’s education.
Cocoa growing communities often have restricted access to adequate healthcare, schools and water supplies, in some cases even getting into and out of the communities can be difficult. Although not directly tackling issues of transport infrastructure, ICI’s work in rural communities is helping to lessen the impact that remoteness can have.