The Gold Mine Industry in Ghana and its Public Health impacts

This report is a summary of several Public Health and Environmental impacts caused by the Gold Mine Industry in Ghana, focusing on Obuasi as the “gold town”. The report is based on scientific data, interviews, personal contact with local experts, etc. To read the complete report, please click here.

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There is No Place for You Here

This documentary is about a young man called Daniel, who is working at the galamsey to provide for himself, dreaming of becoming a priest one day. SSF supported Daniel financially, which enabled him 2011 to start Senior High School. The documentary of 2011 (16 minutes) is directed by Elliott Balsley, Ravi Lloyd, Sam Price-Waldman, Haley Quartarone and Ruby Stocking from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in California, USA. Please click here to watch the documentary.

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In-School Programme in October 2016

The in-school education on Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and screening (Otitis externa for School Children and Teachers) and sensitisation programme on HIV & AIDS prevention started in October 2016. So far, the programme took place in 6 Junior and Senior High School in Obuasi and was planned, implemented and evaluated by Adwoa Serwaa Bonsu, ENT nurse at the Obuasi Government Hospital and Volunteer of SSF for this programme, and Larissa Bolliger, Intern of SSF. Louis Acheampong as the Executive Director of SSF and Charity Appiah as the Administrative Officer of SSF were supporting the programme. To read to detailed report about this programme, please click here. Please have a look at the Power Point Presentations about HIV & AIDS and Otitis externa, which were used during the programme.

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Disability is not Inability!

The Conference of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) about the Strategic Planning Processes – Strengthening Organisation for Persons with Disability (OPWD) and Stakeholders Capacity in Organisational Development, took place at the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Conference Hall on the 14.10.2016. Please click here to read the detailed report.

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New Support SSF Flyer

Please have a look at our new Support SSF Flyer! To see it full-screen, please click here.

If you would like to support us as a volunteer, intern or financially with a donation, please click here.

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The Launch of the Sample Minerals and Mining Bill

SSF was invited to attend the Launch of the Sample Minerals and Mining Bill at a conference organised by the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM) in the Alisa Hotel in Accra on the 30th August 2016. Ambassador Elkanah Odembo (Country Director Care International in Ghana) launched the Sample Minerals and Mining Bill, which was established by Mr. Daniel Owusu-Koranteng (Executive Director WACAM), Mrs. Hannah Owusu-Koranteng (Associate Executive Director WACAM), Mr. Augustine Niber (Executive Director Centre for Public Interest Law) and Mr. Samuel Obiri (Executive Director CEIA). Please chlick here for a detailed report about the conference.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to target

The Social Support Foundation’s (SSF’s) Interventions (Programmes and Activities) center on eight out of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

Goal 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 15 – Sustainably magnage forest, combat desertification, halt and reserve land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 – Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Goal 17 – Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

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Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Centre – Phase 5

The Social Support Foundation (SSF), greatly welcomes financial support for our project!The project we need your financial support for targets Young People and Persons with Disabilities for our Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Project focusing on the following five clusters:

  1. Carpentry and joinery
  2. Block laying and masonry; Brick manufacturing and Brick laying; Plumbing and piping
  3. Draftsman ship and Building Designing; Computer Aided Design and Technology for Building and Construction
  4. Metal fabrications and steel bending
  5. Interior decoration and Painting; Landscaping and Horticulture

This is a strategy to mitigate the over-dependency on the mining industry in Obuasi and to diversify economic opportunities for the target groups and to give them the chance to participate in the local economic development.

Your contribution will enable us to start this project.

The Phase 5 of our project will serve us Graduation and Commissioning of the 125 participants:

  • Set of tools for graduating participants
  • Certification
  • Permits and Registrations
  • Linkages to professional Associations
  • Total costs: 331,250 GHC
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Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Centre – Phase 4

The Social Support Foundation (SSF), greatly welcomes financial support for our project!

The project we need your financial support for targets Young People and Persons with Disabilities for our Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Project focusing on the following five clusters:

  1. Carpentry and joinery
  2. Block laying and masonry; Brick manufacturing and Brick laying; Plumbing and piping
  3. Draftsman ship and Building Designing; Computer Aided Design and Technology for Building and Construction
  4. Metal fabrications and steel bending
  5. Interior decoration and Painting; Landscaping and Horticulture

This is a strategy to mitigate the over-dependency on the mining industry in Obuasi and to diversify economic opportunities for the target groups and to give them the chance to participate in the local economic development.

Your contribution will enable us to start this project.

The Phase 4 of our project includes:

  • Operationalizing the workshops (four semesters of four months each)
  • Start the training with 25 participants per cluster (125 participants in total)
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Safety boots, two sets of overalls and uniforms, helmets and others
  • Costs for 15 trainers over the four semesters
  • Total costs for a period of two years of training: 360,000 GHC
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Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Centre – Phase 3

The Social Support Foundation (SSF), greatly welcomes financial support for our project!

The project we need your financial support for targets Young People and Persons with Disabilities for our Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Project focusing on the following five clusters:

  1. Carpentry and joinery
  2. Block laying and masonry; Brick manufacturing and Brick laying; Plumbing and piping
  3. Draftsman ship and Building Designing; Computer Aided Design and Technology for Building and Construction
  4. Metal fabrications and steel bending
  5. Interior decoration and Painting; Landscaping and Horticulture

This is a strategy to mitigate the over-dependency on the mining industry in Obuasi and to diversify economic opportunities for the target groups and to give them the chance to participate in the local economic development.

Your contribution will enable us to start this project.

The Phase 3 of our project includes:

  • Construction of the workshops for one shed per clustery
  • Five sets of fixed equipment (one set per cluster)
  • Total costs: 375,000 GHC
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