ARA IN GHANA aims to help young people discover and develop their potential, develop leadership skills, and cultivate value creation abilities. By addressing knowledge gaps and providing educational training and capacity enhancement programs, ARA IN GHANA empowers young individuals to make informed decisions and contribute to sustainable human development.
ARA IN GHANA currently operates in three major regions in Ghana, Accra, Central Region and Eastern region and has carried out projects across these regions. We leverage collaborations with a wide range of partners both locally and internationally who share our focus on youth development.
Our organization is driven by qualified and certified experts who are passionate about youth development. We are supported by a board of trustees who provide effective guidance, establish clear organisational vision, and set the direction for ARA IN GHANA activities.
Overall, ARA IN GHANA strives to create a positive impact on the lives of young people in Ghana by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities for personal growth and meaningful contributions to society. We are able to meet these goals through our Tech4Development program, sexual and reproductive health outreach, and library development initiatives.
Our Funding Priorities Areas
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Integrated Community Menstrual Hygiene Project
Menstrual hygiene management is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls. In some communities, period poverty and stigma have taken centre stage.Girls feel embarrassed and often exclude themselves from academics and socioeconomic activities during their periods. Limited access to information on menstrual hygiene management, reproductive health, and limited availability of sanitary materials to manage menstruation make it more difficult for adolescent girls in rural communities to manage their periods effectively.
Menstrual Hygiene Corner
The Menstrual Hygiene Corner is a space we seek to create that will aid in the cultivation of local and global partnerships to combat period poverty. We seek to supply a Menstrual Hygiene Corner location with a one-year bulk supply of sanitary kits. The supplies will be complemented by quality training and interactive dialogue on sexual and reproductive health.
Adolescent Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Project (2019)
Comprehensive in-school and out-of-school program on reproductive health was an all-inclusive HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness program that provided young adolescents with health information and life skills to enable them to make informed decisions and empower them to adopt positive health and social behaviours. ARA IN GHANA believes that a well designed and implemented sexual health and HIV awareness/prevention program will significantly reduce vulnerability amongst adolescent youths. See this link for details on this project’s impact
Economic & Enterprise Development
Entrepreneurship and Employability Clinics (2016 to 2021) – As part of our efforts to transform public libraries into sustainable information hubs, ARA IN GHANA implemented a series of capacity development training for library users in ACCRA City Library, with funding support from our german volunteers.The sessions focused on imparting youths with business development knowledge, soft skills development and ICT and reached over 600+ youths.