The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an amount of $3 million to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in a partnership to protect Ghana’s most vulnerable children, a press release from the US Embassy in Accra has said.
According to the release, copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the USAID and the Ministry signed the collaboration agreement August 9, 2016.
The release indicated that the fund is from the USAID Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, and will be financing Ghana’s Child Care Reform Initiatives.
“Since 2006, the Care Reform Initiative has been central to protecting the country’s most deprived. The funding will support the Ministry to improve the quality of social work in Ghana. Formal gatekeeping structures will be developed to prevent the unnecessary admission and re-admission of children into orphanages and will strengthen the quality of child protection services at the community level, linking directly with the District Social Welfare Offices. A national child care reform monitoring and evaluation system will be developed so standards for orphanages are enforced,” it said.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi