School Sensitization Program
The Ark Foundation Ghana, in April 2018, began a school sensitization programme titled: “Speak Right to Power”. This project was designed to help teachers and students understand the concepts of physical, emotional, sexual abuse; and to empower teachers to respond appropriately to cases of abuse and students to report to the appropriate agencies of any case of abuse. Example, domestic violence and victim support unit (DOVVSU) and the Department of Social Welfare. The schools visited were;
- St. John’s Grammar Senior High School
- Osu Presbyterian Senior High School
- Achimota Senior High School
- Holy Trinity Senior High School
- Presbyterian Senior High School
- Madina Senior High School
- Kwabenya Senior High School
- Faith Baptist Junior High School
- West Africa Senior High School
The School sensitization programme is still in progress and is expected to continue to the end of 2019.
Partnership with CETRAP
The Ark is partnering with the Centre for Trauma Relief and Prevention (CETRAP) to implement its Programs and Services. CETRAP was founded by Mr. Adolf Awuku Bekoe, a Clinical Psychologist and a Coordinator for the Coalition on Domestic Violence in Ghana. He is the supervising Clinical Psychologist of The Ark Foundation.
The Shelter Charity Shop
The Shelter Charity Shop is located at The Ark Foundation’s Head office at Haatso on the Atomic Energy Commission Road, Accra. The Charity Shop accepts donations of used clothes (women, men and children) or household items. Proceeds from items sold are used to support women and children in distress and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
The Ark Shelter Campaign
The Ark Foundation in collaboration with Hedge Ghana, successfully launched a campaign to revive its shelter on Friday 07/09/2018. The Ark Shelter forms part of the Crisis Response Centre (CRC) project which was established by the Ark Foundation in August 1999 to respond to cases of abuse against women and children.
It provides a safe space for women and children who suffer from domestic violence and abuse. The Ark Shelter ensures that victims are well taken care of (i.e. fed three times in a day), they are also given the opportunity to speak out and share their experiences for onward assistance. It has however been closed down due to inadequate funds to keep it running.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise $75000 to re- open the shelter. This will help to acquire a vehicle, refurbish the facility, acquire the services of social workers, medical practitioners, psychologists, legal services and also cater for the upkeep of the victims.
Kindly click on the link below to visit the website to donate. www.arksheltercampaign.org
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