Child Right Protection

The organization put much emphasis on the rights and welfare of children. Their education is one of our priorities. Universal access to education which will ensure good capacity for one to make informed choices in life.  Emphasis is be placed on girls’ school retention even to secondary level to help arrest the situation of tapering numbers as one climbs higher on the educational ladder.  Programs to address child abuse and those that help to reduce the vulnerability of children through their capacity building in their rights and responsibilities that contribute to reduction of child mortality.

General Objective:

Over 85% each of boys and girls in target communities complete basic education and live free from fear.

Specific Objectives:

  • All children of school going age will be enrolled and attend school;
  • All children enrolled in junior high schools (JHS) will complete their basic school course;
  • Schools in target communities will have functioning children’s rights clubs;
  • Children in children’s rights clubs will be aware and applying the tenets of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child and The Ghana Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560);
  • Reported home and school based violence against children and their exposure to harm.

PROGRAMS

  • Campaign for Universal Child Enrolment and Girl Child Education

A message on the importance of education to children’s future with a special appeal for equal opportunities for both boys and girls.  Organizing special talks for female in most rural areas by prominent female role models, featuring to inspire girls to higher heights to enable them to compete favourably with their male counterparts for higher decision-making positions.

  • Needy Students Scholarship

FYSSO Ghana design a scholarship scheme to assist brilliant children who cannot afford to sponsor themselves in school.  The sponsorship will be from the JHS through the SHS to the University level.

  •  Anti-Child Trafficking Activities

At communities where child trafficking is rampant, FYSSO Ghana will intensify its anti-child trafficking campaigns by advising parents to desist from such acts and assisting the parents more in the livelihood programs for them to improve upon their incomes, as this has been the major cause of the practice.  The organization will also negotiate with the beneficiaries of the practice to release children who have already fallen victim to the practice to be re-integrated back to their parents and guardians.  Such children will also be registered freely with the NHIS for them to easily access medical care for their quicker re-instatement.

  • Child Rights Activities

This program is to address the right of the child through the formation of child rights clubs  in areas where there is none while existing ones will be strengthened; at the same time educating them to live up to their responsibilities. Another means of strengthening this activities is through organization of quizzes and debates, radio programs, school and community sanitation and environmental improvement programs, prominent among which will be tree planting and nurturing and gaining advocacy and lobbying skills for their future roles as community leaders.

  • Advocacy for Child Education and Protection

FYSSO Ghana is already a member of the Ghana Anti-Child Trafficking Network and will continue in its activities to reduce child trafficking to the minimum. At the district level, authorities will be lobbied to ensure that the education sector gets the necessary support while there is equitable posting of qualified teachers to the rural areas for no child to be left behind.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Over 600 children were rescued, reintegrated and supported with school needs and national health insurance and microfinance assistance to their guardians.
  • Business training was provided to over one hundred (100) parents.
  • Over 100 children were provided with animal projects.
  • The Right of the Child Project: FYSSO Ghana has facilitated and established ten (10) rights of the child clubs in ten communities and promoted formation of child right clubs in 20 schools in the South Tongu District.
  • We conducted baseline survey on street children, and has supported some of them on economic empowerment.

 

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