Voting Rights Ambassadors (Peace Education Program )

  • Kasoa, Central Region, Ghana

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Brief Summary about the Organization:

Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana abbreviated (RAHE-GHANA) is an independent Non-Profit development organization established in December 2015 with its head Office in Awutu Senya district in the Central Region of Ghana.

Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana is established to undertake social and economic interventions that reduce vulnerability to poverty, disease, hunger and other famines situations, and to contribute to creation of social systems that promote peace, human welfare and the sustainability of the environment on which life depends, including promotion and protection of fundamental human rights in its geographical areas of mandate.

Our portfolio of work is based on the values motivation and obligation towards building the ability of individuals and communities to draw on a range of assets to effect change, particularly in rural and peri-urban areas where livelihoods depend entirely on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Vision. A society in which the local population is empowered to equitable access to the whole spectrum of quality social services.

Mission: Is to work in a holistic manner towards improvement in the quality of life through interventions that reduce vulnerability to illiteracy, ignorance, poverty, disease, hunger and gross abuse of human rights.

Our Core Values:

  • Paramount is the people we serve. To act with passion for the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, while upholding credibility and professionalism.
  • Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA), seeks to create an operating culture based on open and honest dialogue, team-working and collective decision-making.
  • We value the knowledge and experience of our colleagues and institutional allies around the world and seek always to ensure that their ideas are accommodated in our decision-making processes.
  • The organization, seeks always to be flexible and adaptable, responding quickly to changing circumstances and learning from practice.
  • We will make every effort to capture what we learn from others, both what works and what doesn't in order to enhance our own knowledge and understanding, and to share this with others.

RAHE-GHANA broad objectives are to:

  • Achieve social and economic development and improved quality of life for poor and disadvantaged rural households and communities with emphasis on women and children, youth, the elderly, the disabled persons, orphans and other specialized groups of vulnerable children within RAHE-GHANA geographical scope of operation.
  • Promote and provide access to quality non-formal and formal basic education for children and school dropouts within deprived rural communities and by that, contributing to bridging the urban-rural gaps in basic education in Awutu Senya sub-region and also as long-term means to poverty reduction.
  • Strengthen the capacity of small-scale farmers and households in value added agro-enterprise Technologies for increased income, improved nutrition, food security, availability and strength of seed chain.
  • To increase access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation so as to ultimately reduce water related and fecal-based diseases.
  • To affirm the enduring values of peace, social justice and human dignity and integrity in settings where these values are not always taken for granted.
  • To credibly present Jesus Christ to spiritual seekers through open space preaching, Daily summons at work place, Inter-Church Fellowship & Bible Study, Hospital & Prison Ministries, Radio & TV gospel Propagation, Intercession, Counseling & Guidance, Prayer &Fasting, Joint Ecumenical Crusades and Church Planting.
  • To improve the health conditions of communities through elimination of health hazards in the environment that lead to untimely death among adults and children.

GOAL OF Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA).

Our ultimate goal is to focus on improving the quality of health services and practices, concentrating on addressing the root causes of poverty and Gender Based Violence in the households and communities ,promoting equality and equity ,socio-economic empowerment of rural communities and improvement of the standards of living among all the vulnerable and marginalized groups through provision of income generating activities and Livelihood projects, while notably to deepen the Gospel Propagation of Jesus Christ and engagement of the entire segments of the population and stakeholders to ensure the promotion and protection of the inherent fundamental human rights.

Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana Main Programme Areas.

RAHE-GHANA operates along six broad programme areas. These are: -

a) Public Health.

b) Education.

c) Agricultural Development.

d) Human Rights and Social Justice.

e) Evangelism & Inter-Church Consensus.

f) Monitoring & Evaluation, Advocacy, Research and Information.

Geographical Scope of RAHE-GHANA and Target Groups.

Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana over the last Two years has been operating within parts of the Central Region covering Three districts (Assin North, Ga South and Awutu Senya ) where our activities and operations are concentrated. However, if funds become available we intend to reach out to other regions in Ghana..

The Head Office of the Organisation:

Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) is located in 312/15 Congo Villa Ofankor Bojuase Road Kasoa. In the Central Region of Ghana.

Specific Target Groups of RAHE-GHANA Programmes and Projects.

Our direct target groups in all the districts include the several clusters of indigenous communities as well as several distressed peasant farming communities. The key targeted groups include Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC's) the disabled persons, Youth both out of school and the unschooled, People living with HIV and AIDS (PHAs), the elderly persons, women heading families, widows and other specialized groups like the deaf, the blind, street children, children working under exploitative and hazardous conditions and young prostitutes.

Others include Grassroots Units as the Direct Beneficiaries.

Grassroots units who are often the direct beneficiaries of RAHE-GHANA activities include whole village communities led by their local community leaders, elders represented by the Parish Development Committees (PDCs) and community peer educators.

Other direct beneficiaries include community based organized groups such as women's groups, village production groups (small-scale farmers- agro-processors, food marketers and market women), church groups, youth groups and children. Community project leaders most often elected by the project communities and trained by RAHE-GHANA liaise between local project managers and the community in order to ensure that project activities remain on track and on schedule. A number of strategies including Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) Methods, Baseline Surveys and Rural Household Index, Need Assessment etc. are used to identify project target groups usually the poorest of the poor.

RAHE-GHANA Management also does have very regular direct technical-community interfaces with both prospective and actual project communities at all stages of the project cycle. These include the project conceptualization and formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. This is deemed crucial in order to afford target communities maximum participation in all facets of the project.

Organizational Structure of RAHE-GHANA :

  • The organizational structure of RAHE-GHANA is composed of the following:
  • Annual General Assembly
  • Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors Disability Unit
  • The Secretariat (Executive Management), and
  • Project Managers /Field Staff.
Partnerships and Networking.

We are interested in partnering with any agency in order to form a strong alliance to make appositive change and we can together truthfully say that our efforts will be supported and acknowledged in improving the quality of life among all those, whom we serve.

Who should attend

community heads, churches, mosques, parents, teachers and other opinion leaders

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  • 312/15 Congo Villa Ofankor Bojuase Road Kasoa.
    P. O. Box KN 6026 Kaneshie Accra Ghana West Africa
    Kasoa, Central Region, Ghana 00233
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    1. DEFINATION OF KEY WORDS Education is a conscious action planned and systematically carried out either in schools, homes or other similar settings in order to develop the potentialities that individuals possess, so they are able to live peacefully, efficiently and effectively in their environment. Developing in the context of this program means the process of growing bigger, stronger or thinking of and producing new ideas, skills and abilities. Voting Rights refers to the process of becoming different or to replace one thing, person, attitude, service with an entirely new one. An Ambassador is a humanitarian leader whose passion for Voting Rights and development has been noted and honored by individuals or groups because he designs and implements strategies in solving leadership challenges for his communities and had also been successful at working for violent free societies. Peace in this context represents a sound atmosphere that respects the co-existence of peoples with different cultures, beliefs and values, but yet living together with tolerable conflicting opinions. People means a group of individuals with dignity, rights, values and sense of responsibility, co-existing together first for the purpose of procreation and inhabitation, and then, sustainable development. Election is a process or an occasion on which people officially choose a political representative, government or leader by voting. Leadership however is the peak of governance whether democratic or not, where a person is vested with the task or responsibility to captain or lead a group of people. 2. PROJECT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed project “Voting Rights Ambassador for peace education and good leadership in Ghana” is a collaborative effort of many likeminded NGOs within and outside the country. It is designed to using the strongest societal problem-solving strategies such as education, workshops and advocacy, sensitization and awareness campaign programmes to reach out, mobilize, re-orientate and build the capacity of youth in and out of schools on the ethics and rudiments of peace, mindfulness, good leadership and non-violence, emphasizing on the need for them to be fully involved in the entire process of actualization of this goal in Central Region and Ghana. The project intends building young people within the coverage area: Central Region Local Government Area, which has been known to be a serious crisis flashpoint in the whole Central Region into Ambassadors of positive Voting Rights working with youth in their homes, schools and communities to shun violence, refuse to be influenced and used for any form of conflict, but insist on being agents of peace, good governance and better societies. Effective information dissemination mechanisms already developed and in use will be strengthened and new ones introduced to ensure the far-reaching impact of the proposed project within the primary coverage area and stepping down of same to other 16 Local Government Areas in Central Region This means that the present Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) Voting Rights Ambassadors for this peace education and good leadership project will use radio, TV, Internet, other powerful media and education activities such as seminars and workshops as tools for training youth to build knowledge, self-esteem and positive attitude to support the set goals of the project. 3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Ghana is perceived as a conflict-prone nation because of her multi-ethnic, religious, cultural, political and economic differences and affiliations. The country however has faced intermittent economic turmoil and political crises since the time of independence in March 1957. The most notable challenge is the fact that the entire Ghanaian nation has been scarred by a series of violent acts along ethnic, religious, geographic and political lines, and existence of unwise leadership or poor democratic governance since the graduation from military rule has undermined the worth and rights of the human person, especially the youth, leading to weak states’ apparatus, poverty and un-peaceful environment, injuries and death. Many studies have suggested that youth are prosecutors of most of the election-related violence in Ghana and often times; they are at the heart of it because of the vulnerability due to low level of economic status, ignorance and illiteracy among others. The enormous implication is that young people living in these situations are easily targeted, separated from their families and rational minds, and recruited or trained to engage in carrying out the related violence. To reduce this negative involvement of the Ghanaian Youth, especially in elections and other events that often spark up tension and tendency of violence, this project is committed to redirecting youth potential to productive ventures that empower them with knowledge and skills in peace building leadership development, as they are made Ambassadors of Voting Rights, not only on the Central Region but in Ghana at large. 4. GOAL AND OBJECTIVES The overall goal of the proposed project is to through peace education and intensive leadership training interventions turn the trend that often makes many Ghana communities become battlefields for violence during elections and the like, where youth are rather than empowered to promote peace and non-violence, support successful, and or be part of transparent and credible leadership formation, are hired and armed to commit crimes and violent conflicts. And the objectives are:- - To sensitize and increase the capacity of youth in peace building and leadership development projects in Ghana. - To educate them on their roles and rights to fully participate in democratic governance and assist them to achieve same. - To offer them life-skill training in the areas of human rights, drug free habit, study technology, the way to happiness, the problems of work, self-analysis, time and financial management and other personal development trainings. - To develop these youths into Voting Rights Ambassadors, working to step down to them the message of peaceful co-existence, forgiveness, mindfulness to others and supporting good leadership. - And to advocate for creation of policies that encourage widespread involvement of youth in the process of peace building and democratic governance. 5. STRATEGIES AND ACTIVTIES a. Strategies: The proposed Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) Voting Rights Ambassadors for peace education and good leadership project will use the following strategies in ensuring the realization of its various activities: - Educating and empowering youths to speak as oracles of peaceful coexistence during and after elections. - Holding of peace education trainings, other slife-skills trainings and conferences. - Seminars and interactive media voting Rights with young Voting Rights Ambassadors , professionals, celebrities, religious leaders, political leaders and models. - House to house visitation and talks with community heads, youth leaders on release of youths to register, vote and work for peaceful elections. - Distribution of non-violent, peace building and effective leadership related materials during street walks and road-side concerts. - And other means of timely dissemination of information on prevention measures to violence and illegal use of small arms/light weapon trading. b. Activities. - Training: Young people will be empowered with knowledge and skills as Voting Rights Ambassadors, understanding first their roles and rights, the ethics and ideals of a true democratic leadership process and all the basics of mindfulness, love and peace building. - Radio and Television programme: Focusing on distinct attractive topics that are pressing and curative methods to a societal state of disorderliness such as ineffective leadership and lack of peace in local and urban communities. This medium will also be used to educate and inspire youth to join our list of Voting Rights Ambassadors in large number, supporting the cause for peace, good leadership and non-violence. - Conference: Within the duration of the present project, trained Voting Rights Ambassadors within main coverage area will form delegations to hold conferences with youth in other local governments, educating and inspiring them to preach peace, promote love, mindfulness and good leadership. Project will also receive delegates from other local governments to Central Region al Capital monthly to engage in interactions that are informative, fun and problem solving, especially to peace and leadership challenges. - Advocacy program: Will involve many projects such as youth Voting Rights Ambassadors reaching other youth with project related messages, visitations to community heads, churches, mosques, parents, teachers and other opinion leaders to mobilize and encourage everyone working to create positive Voting Rights . - Information and Awareness Centers: These centers will be quickly set-up and the existing ones strengthened with ICT tools to enhance communications and timely information delivery to youth, with Central Region Local Government and other Local Government under the coverage area in Central Region al focal points. Internet and mobile telecommunication based services will be utilized via these platforms to massively reach the youth. Flyers, handbills and magazines etc on peace and good governance will also be made available for distribution to the public. - Peace Concert: This activity will be carried out in strategic areas, mostly open areas with popular singers, models and instrumentalists as a medium to mobilize and sensitize youth to continue to be agent of peace and good leadership. Buses will also be used with loudspeakers and microphones to implement this activity on busy streets and market places. 6. ANTICIPATING IMPACTS .Youth are properly educated and informed on their roles and rights, ethics of good governance and benefits of peaceful society. .Institutionalization of ethics and ideals of true democracy and peace in the youth and Ghanaian political and religious systems. .Cutting down the circulation of small arms in Jos and environs and reduction on youth involvement in election violence. .Attitudinal Voting Rights of many youth within and outside coverage area through radio, T.V and ICT based initiatives. Solving societal problems of civil, social, political and religious unrest that often leads to property damage, injuries and deaths. . Building bridges and planting strong culture of living together in peace among st Christian and Muslim youth, during and after elections. 7. TENTATIVE PROJECT TIME LINE/ IMPLEMENTATION PLAN S/NO MECHANISM AND TOOLS ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTATION 1. - Mobilization - ID Cards - Sensitization - Recruitment - Certification Training Ambassadors and workshops/seminars Day, time and venues: Pending 2. -Strategic Visitation - Posters/Flyers - Buses - Loudspeakers - Microphones Advocacy and peace concert running concurrently. Day, time and venues: Pending 3. - Delegation - Skill Development - Artiste - Models - Open phone calls etc. Conference Radio and T.V Programmes Day, time and venues: Pending 4. - Facebook - magazines - Blog spot - Text messages - Flyers - Posters Information and awareness centers Day, time and venues: Pending 5. - Revisits - Summary - M&E - Reports Advocacy and protect report writing Day, time and venues: Pending 8. TARGET AUDIENCE AND MARKETABILITY a. Target Audience: The target population of the Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) Voting Rights Ambassadors for peace education and good leadership in Ghana are: - Youth in and out of primary and secondary schools who are 18 years and above. - Youth in and out of Colleges of education, Polytechnics, Universities and other higher institutions of learning. - And other Youth who may not be opportune to attend any school but are within project coverage area – Central Region of Ghana. b. Project marketability: - This project will create a wider awareness on the activities of the donor organizations, partners and implementing NGOs in Ghana, especially under the current “Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) Voting Rights Ambassadors for Peace Education and Good Leadership” programme. - It will provide opportunity for youth to be empowered, have a say in the nation’s peace building and governance process and enable organizers/partners to create new contacts for future projects initiation and implementation. - There will be publishing of communiqués from all activities done in both the national and local dallies. Also, periodic reporting papers will be produced for distribution to donors, including videos etc. as follow-up to successful activities. - Radio and TV shows will open lines for youth to call from homes, ask questions and make contributions on project goal related topics. Other organizations can feature ads and or showcase their products/ideas that are relevant to project focus. The proposed project will be sustained through local fund raising activities with effect from time of implementation so that it creates more avenues for the youth involved to get busy and maintain the spirit of peace-building and good Ambassadors hip in their various communities. Proposed project will monitor and evaluate every designed activity as cost on the budget, based on the extent to which its objectives are achieved i.e., when, how, and where the activity is implemented and with what. Apart from internal training of our M& E staff, services of well trained professional M&E officers will be hired and used periodically. - It could be at the main coverage local government or other communities. - Progress and failures and areas of focus for improvement during our M&E activity and setting of timeline for completion of each activity are important. - Officers from donor organizations will also be involved. 12. CONCLUSION & KEY CONTACTS a. Conclusion To attain an effective level of democratic governance, which true ethics and values of transparency, accountability, equity, responsiveness, participation, justice, the rule of law consensus on ethical value reorientation in the polity structure of Ghana, the need to educate the youth and other populace on the value of peaceful co-existence, mindfulness, love and good leadership is very paramount. And to achieve this, it is much more important to invest in projects focusing on developing and re-engaging youth potentials to non-violent ventures that make them equal to the task of participating in all processes of Voting Rights and peace building. This will be through workshops, training, media ex voting Rights programs and advocacies, which the present Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana (RAHE-GHANA) Voting Rights Ambassadors for peace education and good leadership in Ghana is designed to achieve in cooperation with other likeminded organizations and donor agencies.
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