Desh Kumar Ghale inconveniently hops down the stairs as he makes his way home. He pulls his traditional Nepali stool and sits in his quadrangle where his nephews hustle in a playful manner. His oldest niece accompanies Desh as she pulls out another stool and sits beside him.
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
In order to meet the interconnected socio-economic needs of poor communities in Ghana’s Upper West Region, CARE began implementing the WA-WASH project in 2012. Overall, WA-WASH Ghana had six intervention areas:
With ambitions to create change at a national level for the benefit of Kenya’s schoolchildren, the SWASH+ project has focused on research and advocacy on the benefits of school WASH, and later, on solutions to keeping these services in place.
In contrast to the more “us vs. them” stance of traditional advocacy models, the policy learning partner (PLP) approach to policy change starts with the position that government is not an external agent to be influenced by facts and findings but a partner and collaborator for a common cause.
Most rural villagers in Ghana’s Upper West region had never considered installing a toilet.
Baby Yelfaabasoglo vividly remembers the day three years ago when her children were chased from school because their school fees weren’t paid. It nearly broke her heart. She simply couldn’t afford the cost.