The Basic Education Support Project (BESP) is YOUDRIC’s flagship initiative and has been operating since 2013 in the Central Region with seed funding from The Michael Essien Foundation and has continued through to 2017. In 2015, North American Women’s Association (NAWA) and Latitude Global Volunteering supported the Project with funding and volunteers. The project aims to improve Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results among students in rural communities by implementing carefully thought out interventions designed to improve quality, access and retention, and efficiency in management of schools. This project is currently being implemented in 30 rural communities in the Central, Eastern and Ashanti Regions.
|COMMUNITY||SCHOOL||PASS MARK 2014||PASS MARK 2015|
|Kromaim||Kromaim Methodist Basic School||0%||29.41%|
|Mando||Mando Methodist JHS||36.55%||63.41%|
|Ajumako||Ajumako Methodist JHS||1.88%||24.5%|
|Ba||Ba Presby JHS||61.11%||88.8%|
|Bisease||Bisease Methodist JHS||68.75%||93.75%|
|Nkodwo||Nkodwo Methodist JHS||8.33%||25%|
|Abeadze||Abeadze D/A JHS||43.47%||100%|
Stepping Into Action is YOUDRICs Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Project. The project received funding and technical support from Advocates for Youth; a US based funding and advocacy organization. The project which is being implemented in 3 Districts (Assin South, Ajumamko Enyan Essiam and Asikuma Odoben Brakwa) in the Central Region is an extension of the project that took off in August,2014. Stepping Into Action is being implemented in 15 different schools in 15 communities with the goal of reducing teenage pregnancy among young girls and HIV and STI transmissions among the youth and the general population. The Project commenced in April 2014 and was scheduled to end in August 2015.As a result of the successes chalked by the project it has been extended to August, 2016.
YOUDRIC funded by UK Department for International Development (DfID) is implementing this project in 3 of the 10 regions of the country; Ashanti, Central and Eastern Regions, in a total of 180 communities across the three regions. The overall goal of this project is to contribute to reducing incidence of malaria in Ghana, by strengthening local structures to advocate for resources for malaria stoppage at the district and community levels.
Livelihood Empowerment Project
YOUDRIC is implementing this project in 3 districts namely Ashanti, Central and Eastern Regions. The primary goal of the Livelihood Empowerment Program is to empower young people to create jobs for themselves and others in their communities and to increase disposable incomes levels among young people.