Programmes & Initiatives

Health

Ark Development Organization (ADO) works alongside the Ghana Health Service to improve access to quality health services; that include provision of health infrastructure (Construction of CHPS Compounds and WASH facilities), information and surveillance, Case management (diagnosis and treatment support), capacity building of health officers and community health volunteers, awareness creation and Advocacy.

Education

ADO’s uses community mobilization strategies such as awareness creation and people-centred advocacy to promote the development initiatives of children, the youth, women and persons with disabilities (Education and ICT). Our educational intervention centres on; provision of educational infrastructure (construction of school building, Libraries and ICT Centres), provision of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) for needy students and Advocacy on School Feeding Programme. Most of our educational advocacy interventions have ensured equal access to basic education by vulnerable groups.

Environment, Climate Change, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

ADO’s programme seek to address some of the critical gaps in water infrastructure, basic sanitation facilities and hygiene, targeting communities that are hard-to-reach, prone to diseases as a result of WASH. We work closely with MMDAs and other CSOs to support the provision of WASH facilities. Our team of experienced water engineers, hydro-geologists, drilling team, public health officers and technicians are at the core of our operations, designing and implementing quality programmes to support communities’ WASH needs. ADO has over the years supported communities, schools and health centres with WASH facilities. In addition, ADO has supported that and mobilized communities to take their own action to eliminate open defecation, and behaviour change communication through school health clubs, WASH committees, and hygiene promoters.

Good Governance, Human and Child Rights

ADO works alongside key actors to create a protective environment that cares for and supports the wellbeing of women, children, the youth and PWDs; this includes working with communities structures such as Traditional Authorities, Religious Leaders, Assembly Members as key influencers, to change attitudes and practices that hinder women, children and PWDs from fulfilling their potential. Through collective advocacy at both local and national level, alongside like-minded CSOs, we are continuously engaging the government to strengthen policy and legal frameworks that support the wellbeing of women, children and PWDs. Participation interventions undertaken were geared towards women and Persons with Disabilities.

Agriculture

ADO has diverse experience in supporting communities to strengthen their food security and livelihoods and increase household income of farmers. This is through empowering and equipping farmer groups and extension officers with knowledge, skills and technologies in crop production, establishing community seed systems, agribusiness skills, mechanized agriculture in a bid to improve food security and nutrition. In Nsawam, for example, ADO has partnered with the private sector, fruit buying institutions to facilitate farmers' access to ready market, as well as providing easy ways to adopt agro-ecology.

COVID-19

Since the onset of COVID-19, ADO tailored its interventions to include COVID-19 education and sensitization. Under the COVID-19 theme; ADO collaborates with Ghana Health Services to create awareness for vaccine uptake. Other interventions were geared towards providing support for PWDs and vulnerable women and girls.



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