Chalice has been serving children in Ghana since 1997 in three sites in rural communities in the far northern region of the country, which is highly under-developed when compared to the southern regions.
Communities in the rural north have little to no access to schools, transportation, or public services, which contributes to an existing feeling of disenfranchisement among the rural populations. The erratic climate consistently threatens agricultural output and leads to food insecurity. The majority of young adults move to the prospering southern regions, leaving behind communities that are disproportionately elderly and vulnerable.
Through the support of sponsors and donors, Chalice and our local partners focus on:
- Education – Bringing quality educational facilities to under-served rural areas.
- Adult education - Empowering women with literacy, skills training, health, and their basic rights.
- Agriculture – Chalice is undertaking a three-year project to improve sustainable farming methods to increase yields which will provide food for school feeding programs, as well as provide income from the sale of produce. This program started in Kenya in 2012, and the current project (phase three), will focus on creating sustainable a sustainable community farming system in Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia . Read the report here: Planting a Seed - A definitive guide to the development of Chalice's sustainable farming projects in Africa.
*(1) - UNICEF - https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ghana_Fact_Sheets_Digital.pdf
*(2) - USAID - Ghana: Nutrition Profile (usaid.gov)
*(3) - FAO - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#country/81
*(4) - WFP - Ghana | World Food Programme (wfp.org)