Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana
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 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.
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.