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IDEAS For Us - Ghana

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Support Action Projects in Ghana

Project 1: Community Garden Installation

Objective: Many locals are in need of fresh produce and building a garden will allow hands-on experience for the entire community to enjoy/learn from.

Project 2: Tree Planting and Care Project

Objective 1: Helping to reduce greenhouse gasses and fight climate change. 

    • Goal 1A: make climate solution a reality through students action projects
    • Goal 1B: limiting emission and sequestering carbon through tree plantings.

Objective 2: Improving the quality of the natural environment 

Project 3: Neighborhood Clean Up

Objective: Pollution is a challenge in many remote areas in Ghana, but providing materials to support frequent cleanups will spread awareness while diminishing the waste clutter on rural streets.

    • Goal 1A: Purchase materials to help facilitate community cleanups which will help residents change their behavior and get accustomed to recycling.
    • Goal 1B: Connect with local schools and universities to bring students into the experience, giving them a sense of ownership in the neighborhood.
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  • Support this branch by donating here

Project 4: SOLAwash station

Objective: Strengthen the capacity of the WASH facility for the sustainable WASH infrastructure at the schools while ensuring students have access to clean safe drinking water, improved hygiene and teen-friendly sanitation services and better source management and alternative sources of water i.e. Rain water harvesting and greywater management

    • Goal 1A: Increased awareness and establishment of innovative WASH facilities while reduced risks of bed bugs infections and diseases like Diarrhea, Dysentery, Typhoid fever, Cholera, and Hepatitis, etc.
    • Goal 1B: Increased capacity of school children, teachers, and local leaders to manage and sustain WASH facilities in OLA Girls Senior Highland to innovate Personal Hygiene management (PHM) attained in OLA Girls SHS.
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  • Support this branch by donating here

Project 5: IDEAS Hive Support in Ghana

Objective: Promoting climate action and spreading awareness regarding global warming is the top priority of IDEAS For Us. The future generation must be engaged to learn more about sustainability, and funding support is needed to keep these discussions occurring on a frequent basis.

About IDEAS For Us - Ghana

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IDEAS For Ghana has conducted research focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and has implemented 15 community projects and 20 youth and students innovations under the fives pillars of sustainability with an International UNLEASH Gold Water Awards and two national awards.

IDEAS For Ghana, since 2017, has collaborated with Hubs in Ghana to organize Impact Learning Journey which brings together students, volunteers, and change makers worldwide to co-create and collaborate on community and global solutions in Ghana. 

Founded in 2012 by Emmanuel Marfo (now IDEAS For Ghana Country Director and African Director)  with Diana Cudjoe as Programs and Community Manager.

Top Environmental Challenges:

  • Deforestation in the mining areas
  • Poor sanitation in schools
  • Lack of access to clean water
  • Unstable power supply affecting the hub and churches operations
  • Lack of toilet facilities causing open defecation in communities

Get Involved:

Please reach out [email protected] to learn how you can get involved with the Ghana team running environmental action projects throughout the nation.

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Branch Leaders:

 Founded in 2012 by Emmanuel Marfo (now IDEAS For Ghana Country Director and African Director)  with Diana Cudjoe as Programs and Community Manager.

Previous Projects

IDEAS For Ghana has conducted research focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and implemented  15 community projects and 20 youth and students innovations under the fives pillars of sustainability with an International UNLEASH Gold Water Awards with and two national awards.

IDEAS for Ghana since 2017 has collaborated with Hubs in Ghana to organize Impact Learning Journey which brings together students, volunteers and change makers from worldwide to co-create and collaborate on community and global solutions in Ghana.

PROPOSED MINOR PROJECTS FOR 2019

  1. Clean Up Campaigns with Churches Ghana
  2. Young Women Mushroom and Guinee Fowl Production
  3. Capacity building for environmental groups

 

PROPOSED MAJOR PROJECTS FOR 2019

  1. Tree Care and Organic Farms
  2. Installation of Solar Panels on two Churches and Grassroots Hub
  3. SOLA Wash Project at OLA Girls SHS
  4. Building of toilet facilities in communities
  5. Building of wells in rural communities
  6. Youth in Mushroom and Guinee Fowl Production

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