If yes, provide organization name.
Christian Volunteer Service International
Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
Christian Volunteer Service International has entered into partnerships with the Ghana AIDS Commission, 15 not-for profit organizations, 2 networks, agricultural co-operatives and credit unions/microfinance institutions to effectively carry out this program. Of note are the following organizations: African Women Initiatives for Development and Empowerment (AWIDE), United Network Against HIV/AIDS in Africa, Health and Nutritional Network in Africa, Rural Progress, Joy Family Association, Universal Caring Foundation, Salem Maternity Better Life Movement, Power Life Christian Association, Education for Self Help, Fact for the Youth in the Southern Sector Organization, Homes Fountain, Keta-Akatsi Diocese Development Office, Rural Life Association, Seek to Save Foundation, Plan Africa, Volta Care, Rally for Life International, Aveyime GARFUND Co-operative Credit Union, Kantamanto Co-operative Credit Union, Living Manna Co-operative Credit Union, Dekaworwor Harborbor Women’s Group, Women United Against Malnutrition, Women of Liberia Peace Network, many small women and youth groups and community/faith based organizations in eight districts in the southern part of the Volta region.
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?
The three fold approach will be intensified to grow the initiative. 1. Under Education, we will intensify our Behavioural Change Communication and Information Education Communication methods to produce permanent results. More peer educators will be trained and the old ones retrained to ensure that they remain active and capable of producing results. More volunteers will equally be brought in and trained to work directly in their communities to create the desired impact. More awareness and advocacy campaigns will conducted based on our monitoring and evaluation scheme. 2. The women based credit union concept will be expanded to every community in addition to women groups to engage in income generation activities. Female football gala will be organized for all the 8 districts after clubs have been formed in all the operational areas. 3. In close collaboration with the District Health Teams and hospitals and clinics, we will strengthen the health care system to provide comprehensive care for women and children. Fistula, female genital mutilation and other critical female issues will be handled and eradicated over the years. With a strong co-ordinating arm in place, we will organize series of training and retraining to ensure specialized skills are available locally to handle maternal cases and help develop strong mothers and children who will be the bedrock of our future generation.