The Regional Advisory Information
and Network Systems (RAINS) is a Ghanaian registered
non-governmental organization that works to promote a balance
society by committing to the rights of the marginalized in society.
Formed in 1993 RAINS has a long history of support to improve the
lives of deprived communities and deprived sections of the society.
From initial work in advancing Girl Child Education, Child labour
and Sanitation, the organization grew into an important force in
Environmental Governance and enhancing livelihood options programs
delivery. RAINS also provide services in the areas of Reducing Child
Exploitation, Reproductive Health and the Promotion of Traditional
Leadership in democratic governance. RAINS adopts integrated and
multidisciplinary approach in development in a manner that provides
linkage between the deprived and duty bearers and addresses problems
in a holistic way.
In 2009, we took a strategic
decision to combine service delivery and advocacy that seeks to
empower communities to lead and take actions for sustainable change.
We seek to put more
emphasis on developing local level structures to enable them lead
the change in their communities. For RAINS, real change will happen
when communities are sufficiently mobilised to tackle issues that
are of development significance to them. However we still recognise
that in our work we will come across several issues that require
ameliorative and indeed “a welfare” approach.