Poverty Watch Ghana
What is P W G? Povety Watch Ghana (P W G) is a Non Governmental Organization (N G O) established in 2008 by a young Ghanaian named Andrews Kofi Kamassa and officially registered on 1st December, 2010. Poverty Watch Ghana is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer NGO (non-governmental organization) registered in Ghana with registration number G-34, 644. Poverty Watch Ghana is supported through contributions from members, concerned philanthropists, and individual volunteers. P W G is based in Ho municipality in the Volta region of Ghana, specifically Sokode Gbogame. Its main aim is to undertake initiatives to alleviating poverty in the rural areas especially deprived communities in the Volta Region of Ghana. P W G believes that disadvantaged groups must be recognized as agents of change. Thus, P W G understands that its role is empowering and equipping people, particularly young people and disadvantaged groups, in order to engage them in their communities, helping them to contribute to the welfare and development of their societies.
Aims and Objectives:
Our objectives are to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) initiated by the United Nations; reduce human poverty; foster democratic governance; promote sustainable education; reduce illiteracy; promote energy and environmental policies; strengthen resources to prevent and respond to crises; and fight diseases like HIV/AIDS and Malaria.In line with the above objectives, we tackle areas such as:
Supporting villages, helping them to plan and implement their own projects in the areas of health, education and rural development.
Supporting and creating commercial networks (micro finance and marketing activities) to help the deprived improve upon their standard of living through increased income-generation. Introducing sustainable agricultural methods to increase domestic food supply to reduce hunger.
Complementing the effort of government in providing the deprived communities with quality education. Helping improve the environmental and sanitation conditions in deprived communities in order to ensure good health.