There is a pressing need in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District to ensure access to good health information and services that can save lives and build healthier families. REDEP seeks to help in both those areas, and also addresses public health issues by working to improve sanitation in public spaces, and by helping communities  get improved access to clean water supplies and household toilets.

Safe Water Program

Since 2007, REDEP has partnered with Nyarkoa Foundation, USA to undertake the repair and replacement of broken hand pumps in needy communities, and mechanized boreholes for senior high schools and health centers within the district.

The REDEP/Nyarkoa Foundation Water Program entails a comprehensive package of community engagement, gender-sensitive implementation, health and hygiene education and financing for sustainability. This is to ensure the continuity of clean water supply and sustained benefits.

HIV /AIDS EDUCATION

HIV/AIDS AND OTHER HEALTH Education Program REDEP has had an HIV/AIDS education program since 2002. In January 2003, it was contracted by the Ghana  AIDS Commission to implement the program for one year. The methods developed under that contract were so successful that they were recommended for duplication for use in other districts.

In addition, a dynamic group of volunteer instructors was developed within the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District during the program. They are dedicated to the AIDS educational effort and are continually updating their knowledge and skills.

The volunteers come from various backgrounds; they are teachers, health workers, artisans, farmers, and others, but all of them recognize that keeping the people of the district safe from AIDS is a process that will not end in the near future, and they are committed to being part of that process.

Hope For Future Generations (Ghana) selected Rural Education and Development Programme (REDEP) as one of the sub-grantees to help in the implementation of Ghana AIDS Commission project from 1st October, 2012 to 30th September, 2013 (one year) in Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District in the Central Region of Ghana. The intervention included selection and training of community volunteers, Monthly Community outreach and sensitization on PMTCT using Drama, video shows, community durbars, one- on-one education. Supply of condoms through licensed chemicals shops and Chip compounds; HIV Testing &Counselling to Pregnant women  and Nutrition education to caregivers.

Redep as a member of Ghana Coalition of NGOs In Health has been undertaken antimicrobial use and resistance , non-communicable disease and COVID-19 awareness education in the rural communities of Ajumako Enyan Essiam district. REDEP supports the District Health Directorate aside the HIV/STI in the areas  of teenage prevention and provision of mechanization boreholes for two hospitals in Ajumako Enyan Essiam District. With funding from donors more will be done for the district and beyond.

Get in Touch

Rural Education and Development Programme (REDEP)
P. O. Box ML 904
Mallam-Accra Ghana, West Africa

Phone Number
233-20-8126237
233-54-5348846

Email:
jannodys@gmail.com