NAWA’s Humanitarian Projects have been at the heart of our organization since it began and is the focus and mission of all who join. All of the projects we support are focused on improving the lives of women and children in Ghana.
NAWA acknowledges and accepts the United Nations' SDGs as tools to effect socioeconomic change and improve living standards for all, in communities around the world but specifically in Ghana where NAWA members currently live and/or work. Agenda 2030 is a responsibility for each of us regardless of nationality. For the Members and Board of NAWA, we work tirelessly year round to facilitate transformational development projects in various communities in Ghana.
FOCUS AREAS & SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS
In the 2016/2017 season, we approved grants for the following causes:
AACT - Aided in funding supplies needed for their art therapy program.
Autism Awareness Care and Training Program - Provided supplies for the program.
Development Action Association - Helped fund the drilling of a borehole at the training center for hygienic fish processing.
Solidarity for African Development - Beekeeping in the Volta Region.
Cross Cause Charity - We provided wooden benches and privacy curtains for Mimi Clinic in the Volta Region.
Environment 360 - We aided in the publication of activity books “Jaku and the Earth Defenders” to enhance environment awareness among school kids in Ghana.
NAWA sponsors training and development of skills for women to have reliable sources of income. We have worked with DUNK-Grassroots and other NGOs to empower women with self employment skills. This includes but is not limited to sewing, beekeeping, beading, and batik making.
As quoted in the Agenda 2030 document, global communities and development partners must work towards "increasing life expectancy, reducing maternal and infant mortality, reducing killer diseases like malaria, Tuberculosis, polio and HIV."
NAWA has collaborated with MIMI Clinic in the Volta region as well as the Police Hospital in Accra on health related projects. NAWA grants have been used to provide privacy curtains, benches in OPDs, and donations of items for newborn babies.
Access to education is not always a guarantee of quality education. We see this in numerous communities in Ghana. OLINGA Foundation for Humanity has received grants from NAWA to put toward its work to offer quality education to primary school children in the Western, Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana. OLINGA Foundation also has a teacher training program to equip teachers to deliver lessons in the mother tongue of the respective beneficiary communities. These include: Akuapim Twi, Asante Twi and Ewe.
CEWEFIA, an educational program for wards and children of adults engaged in fishing in the Central Region and they have also been a recipient of NAWA grant and stationery supplies.
Path of Joy, an affiliate of the Ananda Marga Movement in Ghana, has received a grant for the construction of 2 biofill digesters for 7 toilets at their school in Kasoa. We have supported many schools to install boreholes for improved access to clean water.
Environment360, a Ghanaian NGO received a NAWA grant to support its activities with school children to be conscious of reusing and recycling of plastics.
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