CURRENT PROJECTS


Education Project

Basic Education Support Project (BESP)

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.


 

 

  • Established 4 Study Centres in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District
  • Formed 15 Reading Clubs in the Ashanti and Central Regions
  • Donated assorted Sports equipments and Reading materials to Ajumako Enyan Essiam Sports Unit and reading clubs

Key Project Achievements

The examination data presented in the table shows the positive impact of the Basic Education Support project reflecting in an improvement of percentage passes from 2014 to 2015

 

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%
Nsawadze Nsawadze Methodist 8.33% 8.33%
Nkodwo Nkodwo Methodist JHS 8.33% 25%
Abeadze Abeadze D/A JHS 43.47% 100%
Source: Ajumako District Education Directorate-Examination Unit


Health Projects

Stepping Into Action

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.


Key Project Achievements

  • Trained 30 Teachers as facilitators for the Reproductive Health Clubs.
  • Formed 15 Reproductive Health Clubs in 3 Districts in the Central Region.
  • 150 EDUCATE sessions conducted
  • Consultative meetings with Queen Mothers
  • 7,256 young people comprised 3,917 females and 3,339 males reached with information on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) through peer education.
  • 3,203 young people comprised 1,503 males and 1,700 females between the ages of 10-24 years reached with ASRH information through Interactive Theatre.


Advocacy for Resources for Malaria Stoppage

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.


Key Project Achievements

  • Formed 21 District Malaria Advocacy Groups (DMAG)
  • Selected and trained of 630 Community Malaria Ambassador
  • 10,103 people sensitized through house to house sensitization strategy
  • 7,827 pupils reached through in-school sensitization in Central, Eastern and Ashanti Regions
  • Sensitized 397 groups reaching out to 30,358 people
  • 208 health care service providers sensitized


Livelihood Empowerment Project

Giving Hope to Rural Communities

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.


Key Project Achievements

  • Stakeholders engagement and pre-implementation meetings held in the selected districts and communities.
  • Project beneficiaries selected for financial inclusion training in the Ashanti, Central and Eastern.