Overcoming child poverty
Appomense Hope For Africa believes that every child has the right not to live in poverty so Appomense Hope For Africa programs are designed to deliver real, tangible and lasting improvements to the lives of children. Appomense Hope For Africa reduces child poverty by:
- Building assets: in areas such as education, healthcare, food security, livelihoods, water and sanitation.
- Strengthening protection: by reducing the risks that children face and providing relief when disasters strike.
- Amplifying the voice of children: supporting children’s right to be heard, and encouraging them to express their views.
- Enabling people to claim their rights: by supporting them to become agents of change in their own communities.
Appomense Hope For Africa in action
Appomense Hope For Africa works with communities over the long-term – usually 2-5 years minimum. Programs are designed in consultation with local leaders, governments, parents and children. Working together, projects are implemented to improve education, health, livelihoods, nutrition, food security, child protection, water and sanitation.
Typical activities include building and equipping schools, teacher training, health worker training, management of common childhood illnesses, immunization programs, construction of water systems, health and hygiene training, HIV and AIDS prevention, capacity building for government personnel, crop diversification, improved livestock management, farmer training, youth vocational training, micro-finance, distribution of essential materials (such as seeds, tools and livestock) and rights realization initiatives.
Appomense Hope For Africa is present and responds rapidly in times of humanitarian crisis, and Appomense Hope For Africa central concern for children is evident in its child protection programs, early childhood care, children’s clubs, youth groups, child participation, sport and recreation opportunities.
All activities are monitored closely and regularly evaluated to assess effectiveness. Funds are applied according to strict budgets that are carefully managed and all country programs are independently audited.
Ending the cycle of poverty can seem an impossible task, but Appomense Hope For Africa’s work in poor communities is proof that positive change can happen – one child, one family and one community at a time.
Each year Appomense Hope For Africa implements projects West Africa. Here are a few examples:
In eastern and northern region of Ghana, a 5-year partnership with Appomense Hope For Africa has seen communities completely transformed, with enormous improvements in child and maternal health, access to education, and increased family incomes.
The introduction of tippy taps in remote villages in Gomoa District in Ghana is to ensure that children and their families have access to improved hygiene and sanitation, helping to prevent the spread of disease through the simple, but potentially life-saving act, of hand washing.
In efutu ewutu district ofadaa, very few children have had the opportunity to take part in organized sport. However, a new joint intiative between Appomense Hope or Africa Sport Matters and efutu ewutu district ofadaa is giving young people the opportunity to play, and learn a range of leadership and life skills in the process.
With previous devastating drought in West Africa, Appomense Hope For Africa was able to respond quickly and effectively as the food crisis worsened – targeting our assistance to those most vulnerable, mothers and children. this support was truly life-saving.