United Way Ghana in collaboration with community-based organizations, community leaders and community members who were engaged as volunteers was able to identify 5,825 families to benefit from the food distribution project.
Sensitization on the COVID-19 Protocols
United Way Ghana educated 7,200 individuals from our targeted communities on COVID-19 and its preventive measures. We believe that once every individual is applying these measures, the fight against the virus will be strengthened
The fear accompanied with leaving home and getting exposed to the virus is what individuals including frontline health workers face. To address this fear, United Way Ghana distributed PPEs to seven community clinics and 7,200 individuals to lower the risk of infection. We also 715 veronica buckets to schools and homes and donated PPEs to 10 community clinics. We believe that equipping people with the necessary PPEs will provide them with the needed protection to enable them live safely in the new normal.
Home Literacy Project
With basic school young learners being home since March 2020 as a result of the school closure, United Way Ghana developed the Home Literacy Program to support 3,929 young learners who would have otherwise missed out on available virtual learning opportunities. Each child that was engaged received a literacy booklet. We also donated 328 literacy booklets to one of our basic schools to support the school’s literacy program the teachers are running voluntarily.
United Way Ghana partnered with Engage Now Africa to train 407 individuals from our beneficiary communities in hand sanitizer, hand washing soap and hand made facemask production. Beneficiaries were given certificates after completing the training. We also donated 5 hand sewing machines to a community-based organization to enable them increase the intake of people into an apprenticeship program
IMPACT FROM OUR HOME LITERACY PROJECT
This assessment method focused on testing the young learners ability to identify the letters of the alphabet, initial sounds, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension and listening comprehension.
The data above is of 2,031 (out of 3,929) primary pupils who were consistent during the Home Literacy Project which was run between one (1) and three (3) months. The post assessment data analysis indicates a great improvement in the literacy levels of the young learners engaged.