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“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

HEALTH

Project Reach Out has operated a mobile clinic within the Tema municipality, Dangme West and East with a mobile van and a registered nurse, travelling from village to village providing basic first aid and diagnosis. With the help of donors, a dental team visit Ghana every year to provide free dental care in rural communities. PRO ghana also has a permanent clinic in Ashiyie providing a wide range of medical services and immunizations.

PRO Ghana over the years has partnered with the Tema Directorate of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) during national immunization campaigns. PRO Ghana assists the GHS by providing community nurses at Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHIPS) compounds in rural communities. PRO Ghana has recently completed work on such facilities in Bukuyondo, Bofoyile, Weai and Kabeso in the Northern region and in Gbetsile in the Tema municipality.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
– BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

EDUCATION

The more you know, the more you grow. Educating both the young and old is essential to the growth and development of any community and its people. PRO Ghana has built schools in Anum in Eastern Ghana and Agona Duakwa in the Central Region with students from kindergarten all the way up to JSS 3 (Grade 9).

We have also built a vocational school in Klefe in the Volta Region that helps the locals by teaching trades and improving on skills they can use to improve their communities and provide a more substantial income for themselves and their families.

Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”  – GEORGE WASHINGTON

AGRO FOREstry

Project Reach Out has a ten (10) acre nursery situated at Ayikuma in the Dangbe West District. The species that are nursed there are Neem, Mahogany, Lucinea, Acassia, Cassia, Grafted Mango and many others.

PRO Ghana has organized cooperative farmers in and around Ayikuma and surrounding communities who are supplied with free seedlings for planting to help in income generation and reforestation of the area.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

ADVOCACY FOR THE ELDERLY

PRO Ghana receives support and guidance from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through Help The Aged Canada. This partnership aims to improve the self sufficiency, nutrition and access to medical care for impoverished elderly in rural Ghana. PRO Ghana believes that dialogue about the needs of the elderly is necessary in order to affect positive change. To this end, one of the PRO projects is a radio show entitled Awie Ne Asem: Radio advocacy, livelihood strategy, health and aging amongst the elderly, which focuses on issues affecting elderly Ghanaians. The show follows an educational model and asks expertise the field to speak on behalf of the elderly and to educate listeners about the many issues affecting the elderly today.

PRO Ghana believes that through this radio show it is possible to improve the lives of elderly Ghanaians by educating them about aging issues such as health, income generation, retirement, savings, insurance and human rights. Additionally raising issues concerning the elderly amongst the younger generations.