3M, Newmont Ghana, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank, Cummins Ghana and others joined United Way Ghana to Serve Communities during the Pandemic
It was rewarding for us at United Way Ghana as we stepped up to ensure that our communities were supported during the peak of the pandemic. Our ability to mobilize efforts from donors, implementing partners and volunteers to address the real needs of our communities in real time to accelerate community resiliency was outstanding, said Ms Janet Butler, the acting Executive Director.
Not only did we provide relief items, we went further to ensure that our communities were empowered to thrive.
Collaborating with our partners, we educated 6,300 people on the approved COVID-19 safety protocols. To ensure clarity, we used local languages and engaged people in practical demonstrations. We also donated PPEs to 9 Community health centers in the Central, Ashanti, Eastern, and Greater Accra regions.
We activated the Home Literacy Project to support young learners who did not have opportunities to participate in any form of learning due to the closure of schools as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 60% of the children who could barely pronounce words during the pre-assessment are now able to read the story books we provided for the program and answer questions based on those stories.
Four hundred and seven (407) individuals whose source of income was affected were equipped with production skills to enable them to set-up and run micro businesses successfully. Training areas were soap making, hand sanitizer making, and face mask production. With the newly acquired skills, these individuals were empowered to produce these products for their own use and to potentially sell some to earn income for the upkeep of their families.