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Community Action and Support for Education (CASE)

Community Action and Support for Education (CASE) Project was implemented between 2017 and 2021 in Ghana by RAINS in partnership with Hope for Children UK and funded by UKAID through the UK Aid Match funding window.

The project sought to improve access and quality of education for 1,400 children in the West Mamprusi and Nanton districts of the North East and Northern Regions of Ghana. Available statistics indicate that the districts basic school completion rates for education are below the national average. Also, there is a high attrition rate and a low level of awareness on the basic rights of children.

The project, therefore, worked towards improving the level of pupil’s retention in school whiles also initiating measures towards enhancing the quality of education for children with a special interest in girls.

This project hinged on the adoption of an integrated approach to addressing the root causes of the low standards in access and quality of education in its operating districts.

This approach entailed the following:

  1. Reducing child labour and socio-cultural barriers to education
  2. Reducing poverty that drives child labour and the financial barriers to education
  3. Improving the quality of teaching in schools
  4. Empowering community members, leaders and children to be the drivers of change in their own communities to protect and promote the rights of children
  5. Strengthening District level government institutions/Assemblies to protect children from exploitative labour and abuse.

Through these strands, the project worked both directly and indirectly with children (especially girls), women, communities, schools and government agencies such as the Ghana Education Service to support children’s access to better quality education, and more broadly to secure their basic human rights of protection, healthcare, participation and opportunities for a livelihood.

Implementing Partners:

  • Ghana Education Service
  • Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
  • Department of Community Development and Social Welfare
  • National Commission on Civic Education
  • Ghana Health Service
  • Eagle FM, Walewale