RAHE-GHANA operates along six
broad programs areas. These are: -
- Public Health.
- Youth Development
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Child Rights
- Gender and Women Empowerment
OUR CORE VALUES:
- As a people centered institution, we seek to act with passion for the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, while upholding credibility and professionalism.
- An operating culture based on transparency, dialogue, and team-working
- We value the knowledge and experience of our colleagues and institutional allies around the world and ensure that their ideas are accommodated in our decision-making processes
- We seek to be flexible and adaptable, responding quickly to changing circumstances and learning from practice
Strengthening the capacity of schools in managing menstrual hygiene in Ghana.
Menstruation is an integral and normal part of human
existence, and menstrual
hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right. At the global level, it is estimated that 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two and seven days.
Nonetheless the subject of menstruation is too often
considered a taboo in many rural communities of Ghana with its attendant negative
cultural attitudes, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are
‘contaminated’, ‘dirty’ and ‘impure’. Women and girls in rural setting and in
particular girls in schools suffer most from stigma and lack of services and
facilities to help them cope with the physical and psychological pains they
undergo during their menstrual periods; inadequate preparations for the young
girls not yet experiencing menstrual hygiene, lack of
or inadequate water to clean and wash the body, lack of materials managing
hygiene, private space and wash rooms and inappropriate facilities for disposal of materials for those who have used pads. In spite of these issues, menstrual hygiene has been relatively ignored by professionals in the water, health and education sectors.
To overcome these bottlenecks, Reproductive Advocate Health Education (RAHE)-Ghana is committed to mobilising resources at the community level as well as from international organisations and prospective stakeholders to carry out programs in its upcoming project known as the Menstrual Hygiene Management Project.
The ultimate goal of this gender sensitive project is to support and strengthen the capacity of public schools and girls especially those in rural communities in managing menstrual hygiene.
The Project objectives include the following,
To strengthen Girls menstrual hygiene management by the school management;
To increase the capacity of selected public schools to effectively manage and sustain menstrual hygiene and sanitation practices;
To increase awareness on proper hygiene and sanitation practices among pupils and community members
To realise these objectives the Board of RAHE GHANA proposes to conduct training sessions for girls and senior women teachers, support participating schools to set up separate rest rooms for girls in menstrual period, support school management in piloting the local production of sanitary pads and menstrual management in schools, and to carry out community sensitization and awareness program on menstrual hygiene.
We therefore call on all stakeholders and international donors to rally behind to make this project a successful one.
ACTION CAMPAIGN FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
RAHE GHANA will embark on its action campaign program on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in communities and schools in the central, with an adopted theme ‘mobilizing communities, connecting people and inspiring change for the global goals, action now ‘. As suggested by the theme, the campaign presents an exciting opportunity for RAHE- GHANA to harness the potentials of underserved communities, schools and the youth to the SDGs.
Spanning from March 14th 2018 the program aims to inform, educate, as well as raise awareness among and engage citizens for achieving the global goals at the grass root level. The action campaign is structured along three main strategic areas namely education, advocacy and service. The objectives are as follows
- To improve citizens’ understanding and ownership of the SDGs through community, workshops and focus group discussions
- To improve and sustain the interest of citizens on developmental issues at grass root level through video screening, dialogue and community forum
- To relate the global goals to the local setting and community context
- To empower and increase community participation in the SDGs through advocacy
- To actively work with communities to identify community context challenges and adopt cost effective ways of addressing them.
RAHE GHANA wishes to render a heart of gratitude to the traditional leaders, youth associations, opinion leaders, and community stakeholders of Jei Krodua, Ofaakor, Bawjiase, Papaasi, Akweley, Nyanyano, Adawukwa, Mankomeda, Odupong, Adam Nana and Opeikuma for their spirited passion and readiness to embrace this campaign project. We wish to thank the headmasters, teachers and more especially the students of the participating schools. It is our sincere expectation that we cooperatively work together to inspire communities afar and likewise accelerate Ghana’s effort towards achieving Agenda 2030.
Interested schools, communities, youth groups and volunteers who want to be part of this program, should kindly reach the Programs and Innovations Coordinator on +233504593553 or email [email protected] Skype: raheghana
LAUNCHING AND FUNDRAISING PROGRAM FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SCHOOL APRIL 15TH 2018.
All too soon the Good Deeds Day is catching up with us again. Celebrated globally on every 15th April, the day unites millions of people in humanitarian service to create smiles, cherished memories and above all a positive impact on human lives and communities.
Being committed to projects that reduce vulnerability to poverty, disease, hunger, violence against children and women, RAHE Ghana will use the day to create awareness about its flagship project of constructing a new school for underprivileged children in Kasoa of the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa. The proposed school when constructed will benefit children living in Ofaakor, Papaase, Krodua, Adawukwa, and Bawjiase in the Central Region. RAHE Ghana will further cease the opportunity to educate invited school children and the community about hygiene and environmental cleanliness as part of its action based campaign on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with emphasis on Goal 3 and 6 respectively.
Support RAHE Ghana, as we join people from 93 countries worldwide to show love for these vulnerable children and to do good on GOOD DEEDS DAY.