KNOW SOME OF OUR PARTNERSHIP SCHEMES
No Non-governmental organisation (NGO) can fully achieve its vision of social and economic development in societies without some form of collaboration or partnership with communities and other key relevant stakeholders.
The existence of NGO-Corporate partnerships is a binding relationship that presents itself as an opportunity to merge resources, expertise and skills in addressing the numerous challenges being faced by the youth as well as vulnerable children and their families to a large extend.
What we have done over the years
Over the years, SOS Children’s Villages Ghana has embarked on series of partnerships with accredited institutions and corporate groups at the community and institutional levels.
These partnership schemes may differ and this is in consideration of target groups. While some partnership requirements are disguised in formal and structured formats where developmental projects emerge, others may be executed in a mere informal basis by way of mentorship and experience sharing.
Areas of development
These partnerships have over the years benefited children and youth in terms of enabling a comprehensive and unifying management of assets available to tap a variety of resources for the delivery of developmental projects for the benefit of vulnerable children both directly under our care and those we support in the communities.
This seeks to among other things facilitate Economic Development, Access to Social Services, Child Protection and a Strong Civil Society.
DHL GOTEACH PARTNERSHIP
The GoTeach is a partnership between DPDHL and SOS Children’s Villages Ghana to work towards the common agenda of empowering young people between the ages of 15 and 25 in basic employable skills. This is with the aim of supporting them to explore their capabilities, while exposing them to equal opportunities in the field of work.
This form of partnership and its subsequent activities are carried out between two (2) Business Units of DHL in Ghana; DHL Express and Global forwarding and SOS Children’s Villages Asiakwa and Kumasi. The main goal is to equip the underprivileged youth in SOS Children’s Villages Ghana with requisite skills and also to bridge the gap between lessons taught at school and what is actually practiced on the field of work through series of practical sessions.
The main activities of the partnership focuses on Skills training, Business training, Job qualification programmes, Mentorship programmes and financial support.
THE LEARNING ORGANISATION PARTNERSHIP
Our earnest bid to foster youth empowerment and employability of the underprivileged youth in society, our organisation has partnered with the ‘Learning Organisation’ to among other things facilitate Training and Development Programmes to equip our youth with requisite skills to increase their employability chances.
Learning Organisation is accredited by MHI Global, Atlas UK and Chicago Institute of Business to offer World-class and Valued-Added Personal Development, Management Development and Safety Training & Development Programmes.
This partnership is expected to begin its first phase in 2017 and MoU has already been signed between the two organisations. This project is expected to also promote human capital practices and encourage innovation among the youth as well as harness skills acquisition and increase employment opportunities.
THE EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S NETWORK PARTNERSHIP
This partnership with the Executive Women Network is towards a five (5) year partnership to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families within the Chorkor community, which is one of the community outreach programme locations where we operate our FSP activities.
This support will take the form of economic empowerment, skills training and capacity building among others. This is to strengthen the capacities of caregivers, to provide the basic needs of their children.
The purpose of the MoU is to implement a framework for the cooperation between the two institutions in reaching out to the needs of more vulnerable children through the already established initiatives being run by SOS Children’s Villages Ghana.
This includes economic development of caregivers, payment of school fees for children, capacity building workshop for caregivers, children and community organisations, provision of textbooks, school uniforms, healthcare, good nutrition and advocating their human rights among others.
This is intended to empower community members by enhancing caregivers’ capacity to sustain their vulnerable children while gaining employable skills for sustainable development.
This partnership will see the two organisations working together to combat child neglect and abandonment in the Chorkor community while promoting education, Child Right and Protection.