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Plan International Ghana partnership ensures strengthened CSOs

Plan International Ghana in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs have strengthened CSOs in Ghana under the Anti-human trafficking project, which sought to support CSOs to better serve trafficked victims especially children.

The multi-country project implemented in five Gulf of Guinea countries: Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroun was launched in Lome in November 2013. Plan International implemented a component that focused on strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations. This involved psychological and social training, Advocacy and report writing, legal and regulatory Framework training and Project Management.

Three Shelter homes benefited from a GHC 18,000 package that was aimed to equipment these homes with the needed amenities for the use of victims based on needs assessment. Don Bosco Child Protection Center (Tema) receive: 1 Desktop computer; 1 double door Fridge; and 30 pieces of Insecticide Treated mosquito nets.  Ghana Make A Difference (Mankesim) received: 1 Desktop computer; 1 Flat screen TV set, and 30 pieces of Insecticide Treated mosquito nets.  The Shelter for Abused Children (Osu) also received: 1 Flat screen TV set, 1 double door Fridge, and 30 pieces of Insecticide Treated mosquito nets.

Mr. Pierre-Yves Kervennel, Advisor for Development, Human Rights and Environment of the Embassy of France, speaking at the Final Review Meeting held in Accra on the 22nd of June, 2016 expressed satisfaction with the success of the project in Ghana and urged CSOs to better engage with other agencies to ensure the protection of trafficked victims.

“Plan International Ghana believes in powerful partnerships that bring about lasting change to children, therefore the successes gained from this project should be shared with other CSOs and Shelter homes to attain improved practice in the shelter homes and better psychosocial support for trafficked victims," 

Country Director of Plan International Ghana presenting items to shelter homes

said Mr. Prem Shukla, Country Director of Plan International Ghana.

Mr. Francis Adzraku, Deputy Director of Don Bosco Shelter Home was grateful to Plan International Ghana for the opportunity to learn to be knowledgeable in order to work efficiently and effectively with other bodies to support trafficked victims.

The workshop was successful with staff validating the Final Review and Learning document for Ghana.