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The Ministry of Education has a mandate to formulate and implement policies that would ensure quality and accessible education to all Ghanaians and equip the citizens with requisite skills to achieve human development, good health, poverty reduction, national integration and international recognition.
Operating under the Ministry of Educationare several agencies including the Ghana Education Service (GES) which is mandated to implement government policies and Programmes at the pre-tertiary level. Within the Ghana Education Service are the Guidance and Counselling Unit and the Girls Education Unit. These Units, amongst other things are responsible for meeting the psycho-social, vocational and academic needs of children.
For more information visit http://www.moe.gov.gh/
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and its departments and agencies belong to the Central Management Agencies category of Government Machinery with the mandate to ensure good governance and balanced development of Metropolitan / Municipal / District Assemblies. The vision of MLGRD is: “To achieve substantial and equitable economic growth through Citizen Participation and accelerated Service delivery at the Local level within a decentralized environment.”
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) exists to ensure good governance and balanced development of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Areas through:
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection exists to contribute to the development of the nation by achieving gender equality and equity, facilitate the enforcement of the rights of children, promote the integration and protection of the vulnerable, excluded and persons with disabilities in the development process through appropriate policies and strategies with adequate resources.
We are made up of six directorates, three departments and six agencies. The departments include are the Department of Gender, Department of Social Developments and Department of Children.
For more information about the Ministry and our work visit: www.mogcsp.gov.gh, Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoGCSPGhana; www.facebook.com/ghendschildmarriage Twitter: www.twitter.com/MoGCSP_Ghana; www.twitter.com/ChildMarriageGh
The National Commission for Civic Education is an independent, non-partisan governance institution set up under Article 231 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. The Commission works to promote and sustain democracy and inculcate in the Ghanaian citizenry, the awareness of their rights and obligations through civic education. We are present in every district with 216 offices across Ghana. Our vision is to be an effective, independent, governance, institution delivering civic education to all Ghanaians and working towards sustaining Ghana’s democracy.
Visit our website on www.ncce.org for more information on our programmes.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.
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Website of UNICEF Ghana: https://www.unicef.org/ghana/
The Ghana NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) was established in 1996 and registered in 1997, taking its mandate from the UNCRC which enjoins NGOs to participate in the implementation and reporting on the CRC, through the formation of National Coalitions. It is a network of sixty-eight (68) active Non- Governmental Organizations which work with/for children and/ or whose activities impact on the rights of children. Members are spread across all the ten (10) regions in Ghana.
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. Guided by feminist principles and the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA), ActionAid works with more than 15 Million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America to empower people living in poverty, particularly women, while addressing the structural causes of poverty, inequality and exclusion.
To know more about ActionAid, visit our global website on www.actionaid.org. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @ActionAidGhana.
Website of ActionAid Ghana: http://www.actionaid.org/ghana
Global Children Action Network (GCAN) is a faith-based non-governmental and non-profit organization committed to strategic partnership and networking with communities, inter-faith based organizations like churches and para-church agencies, Muslim organizations as well as community traditional leaders, established institutions and community-based organizations to promote and strengthen child protection systems management. Global Children Action Network was conceived in 2008. Global Children Action Network is committed to partnership with churches, para-churches, other inter-faith organizations, community traditional leaders, community-based organizations and other established institutions, local government structures and agencies to strengthen community gender-based response to children's rights, protection, safety and general well-being. The vision of GCAN is to strengthen children, community and inter-faith based leadership response and participation in children's well-being and participation in sustainable child protection system management. Email address: [email protected] Telephone: 024 443 8723 / 027 584 7215
International Needs Ghana (INGH) is part of a global partnership in over 30 countries worldwide committed to seeing transformed lives and changed communities through partnerships guided by God’s love and a commitment to holistic development. In Ghana, we seek to achieve this through our integrated thematic approach in promoting community development, with a focus on child rights, child protection, education and development, gender and empowerment, and health and longevity.
You can also visit and like our Facebook page; www.facebook.com/internationalneedsghana
Website of International Needs Ghana: http://internationalneedsgh.org/gh/
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working to transform the lives of children, families and communities worldwide so they can reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision started working in Ghana in June 1979, pursuing integrated community development interventions to alleviate the suffering of the poorest of the poor through the Community Development Project (CDP) approach. In 1992 WVG shifted approach from CDPs to Area Development Programs (ADPs) covering a cluster of communities and corresponding to district boundaries. The ADP works in close collaboration with the District Assembly, decentralized government agencies, other NGOs, churches and other Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) and communities. The National Office (NO) currently has 26 Area Development Programmes, organized in three Operational Bases that usually conforms to national administrative regional demarcations, with other Granted Funded projects such as Mondelez Cocoa Life, System Approach to Improve and Sustain Food Security (SATISFY) among others designed to complement the Sponsorship Funded programmes