The CHPS Compound Facility and Rural Women and Children Resource Center at Apeadem Community was commissioned and handed over to the Community, the District Health Directorate (Ghana Health Service) and the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly for it’s operationalization on Wednesday the 1st of February, 2023.
The founder and senior operations officer at ChildLift Aid Foundation, Steward Osei Bawuah handed over the facility which will serve the communities population of about 500 people as well as 11 surrounding villages.
He said the facility which was fully funded by the Childlift Aid Foundation (CAF) a Christian child development non-profit organisation, is expected to bring quality healthcare closer to the people of Apeadem and surrounding communities who have to travel long distances to access healthcare.
Miss Nana Aso Boateng, Asene Manso Akroso Director of Health highlighted on the quality partnership between Childlift Aid Foundation and the District Health Directorate.
The management of CAF expresses her profoundest gratitude to the Health Directorate, AMADA for the remarkable contributions towards the completion and commissioning of the CHPS Compound Facility. And pleaded with the people of Apeadem to take very good care of the facility.
In attendance were the chief of Akim Akroso Traditional Area Nana Kwabena Ofori II, the District Health Director, BAC,
The Social Welfare and Community Development Department decided to be proactive in it’s drive towards CHILD PROTECTION in the district and in so doing engaged stakeholders in order to create District Child Protection Coordinators (Team), who in turn will engaged in the setting up of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Clubs in order to sensitize students and authorities in the various schools within the Asene Manso Akroso District. In addition the team will set up Community Child Protection Committee and sensitize community folks on the importance of child protection, ways to safeguard children and the channel for reporting should they encounter cases of abuse of children. Reports of this programme and engagement will support the District in making a calm for inclusion onto the ISS program.
In order to set up a formidable team the Department liaised with the District Education Service, the District Health Service and the Gender Desk Officer of the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly.
The SWCD again trained stakeholders on the use of the CHILD PROTECTION TOOL KIT which will be used for engagements with students and community members during the CHILD PROTECTION ENGAGEMENT programmes. The team trained by the department was made up of D/SHEP(District/School Health Education Programme Coordinator) District Guidance And Counselling Coordinator, District Girl Child Coordinator, District Public Health Nurse, Gender Desk Officer.