Ghana's president commends Plan
Plan's work recognized by the president and government of Ghana
The President of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta-Mills, has praised Plan’s management and staff for their good work during a visit to Plan Ghana’s offices in Tumu.
“I am very happy for the good work Plan Ghana is doing in this area to uplift the living standards of children and their families. I commend you highly for that. I hope you will keep it up and possibly expand your program to cover more districts in the region. Keep the good work up Plan Ghana.”
Plan Ghana was the only non-governmental organization the president visited in both Sissala East and West as part of his tour of the three northern regions to see what needs to be done on the ground.
Boosting school enrollmentAmong Plan's notable achievements over the years is the increase in school enrollment figures from 60% to 95% due to a collaborative partnership with 300 communities to improve 180 school facilities in rural areas. In remote communities, conditions have been improved with increased access to usable water from 27% in 2003 to 73% in 2008.
Plan has also been instrumental in the facilitation of scholarships to more than 3,000 students, training of more than 1,000 teachers in rural areas and spear-heading a birth registration drive (registration jumped from 17% in 2003 to 62% in 2008).
Pioneering workPlan Ghana has also pioneered the participation of children in international programs including the Commonwealth games in Australia in 2005 and UN Session on Children 2006. In 2008, Plan engineered the sponsorship of six child ambassadors to the US.
Plan started operations in Ghana in 1992 in the Bawjiase program area and now operates directly in five regions of the country.
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