FIGHTING CHILD HUNGER
Communities United in Fighting Child Hunger project aimed at fighting hunger and ensuring better nutrition for children in Northern Ghana. The project was implemented by CLIP, GDCA and our partner, Ghana Friends.
Hunger is a real problem for the people in the north and very poor part of Ghana. In the villages, almost everyone lives by subsistence agriculture, and in times of drought, there is simply not enough food. In the periods when there is enough food, all too many children suffer from what can be called the hidden hunger. They might have eaten, but their diet is too one-sided and does not contain the proteins, vitamins and minerals they need. The result is that more than one out of three child's growth is retarded, making learning more difficult, and thus reduces their prospects for a bright future.
The goal was to mobilize a number of villages in the fight for better nutrition for children, and cooperate with schools and other relevant authorities to spread knowledge about the importance of diet for children's overall development and growth.
The project has targeted 720 households in 23 communities, and has carried out community-based activities in 55 communities in 5 districts. The activities included training and awareness raising in nutrition and use of locally available crops. An evaluation carried out at the end of the project showed the following results: