Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Centre – Phase 2

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 2 of our project includes:

  • Development of the training manuals and facilitator notes
  • Total costs: 82,500 GHC
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Sustainable Vocational Skills Development Centre – Phase 1

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 1 of our project includes:

  • Development of the Office and administrative Setup (renting offices, office furniture, accessories and utilities)
  • Preparation of Administration and Management Policies Manuals and Procedures
  • Employment of three new Team Members
  • Total costs: 129,000 GHC
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Support Alhassan with Special Educational Needs

Alhassan is supported by the Social Support Foundation since he was six years old. He just completed Primary six at the St. Joseph Practice School in Bechem. Alhassan is visually impaired attending the last seven years of basic school among deaf children in class. This summer he will start Junior High School. This will support his learning process, especially since he started to learn the Braille-system on a machine in school, which is unfortunately not available at home. Studying outside of his school is therefore not possible for Alhassan, which leads to a decrease in his school performance, even though he is as a brilliant and talented student. As one out of seven siblings and as a half-orphan there is very limited financial support for his education. He needs essential items for the next term (please click here for the list of items needed) like a Braille-machine at home and still his place at a boarding school for accommodation where he gets the guidance and help he very much deserves. Alhassan and his mother got limited financial support from the Obuasi Municipal Assembly last year, in addition to the regular support from the Social Support Foundation; however, these payments are not consistent and cannot cover their costs of daily living. Especially since the mother supports additionally her three oldest daughters, each having a child without support of husbands. This vicious circle of poverty worsens Alhassan’s situation dramatically. To empower Alhassan and to support his mother financially we need your help! Please send us an email to director@ssfghana.org to support Alhassan.

Updates on SSF’s Health Projects

PNHIS

The Social Support Foundation (SSF) have been working on Public Health programmes since its formation in the year 2000. One of its speciality is HIV Prevention among the Youth, here is one of yet another very successful project (PNHIS) implemented with maximum results for your reading ……. together we build!

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Ghana Implements Human Trafficking Project

Ghana has implemented an ECOWAS Project on human trafficking interventions within the sub-region.

Under the project, the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs obtained a grant facility from the ECOWAS Trafficking in Person Unit to implement a number of activities including consultations with district assemblies in Kete-Krachi in the Volta Region and Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Read the full article here.

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Emmanuel Otoo, of Free The Slaves, on CNN

Congratulations to Emmanuel Otoo, whose work with Free the Slaves (which the Social Support Foundation has partnered with) was featured on CNN’s The Freedom Project! Read more about it and watch a video on CNN, here.

 

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Behavior Change Support Project (BCSP) – Upper Denkyira East and West

The Social Support Foundation (SSF) successfully went through the Behavior Change Support (BCS) Project assessment and selection process by Care International as an implementing partner for project year two. The working districts for the SSF are Upper Denkyira East Municipal and Upper Denkyira West District, both in the Central Region of Ghana. The SSF participated in all BCS activities undertaking by Care International since December 2010, as well as the pre-planning, advocacy and targeted project activities. The SSF’s BCS Project is ongoing.

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Reality of Slavery n Trafficking!

Despite death threats activists continue the mission to bring kids better life and free them from slavery and trafficking.

Check it out and have a feel of the situation on the ground. See this for yourself
Cheers!!!

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Team Search!

JOB TITLE: Accounts Officer

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

DUTY POST: Obuasi (with frequent visits to sub-offices)

PURPOSE OF POST: Assist in the development of strategies for liaising with partners and other collaborators in the Administration and Management of Programmes / Projects and Resources of the Social Support Foundation at the Head office, sub-office, District and community levels. Supports and coordinates resource mobilization and efficient utilization of same.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Your duties are as outlined in this job description and secured Project Contracts, it should be understood that this job description is subject to change depending on the activity and responsibility you are entrusted with. SSF reserves the right to transfer you to another location as circumstances may require; refusal to honour such transfer may be regarded as a termination of appointment. This position requires frequent national travels, the duties of the Accountant include:

1. Contribute to the achievement of the overall strategic vision of SSF as an organization
2. Collect and collate all relevant financial data for effective programme implementation, monitoring and financial management
3. Participate in the review of reports and other documents to or from the grant partners and beneficiaries and provide reports and recommendations to the relevant bodies
4. Prepare all financial reports on activities undertaken for submission to the Executive Director, Auditors and Grant Partners
5. Keep an asses register for the Social Support Foundation and take inventory quarterly
6. Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and trial balances for the Social Support Foundation
7. Responsible for the management and accountability of Grant (programme and projects) and operational accounts
8. In charge of processing, payment, filling and taking custody of all taxes, social security contributions, utilities, valuables, etc.
9. Streamline transactions to conform to accounting standards and procedures
10. Facilitate financial management trainings for Programme and Sub-office coordinators
11. Supervise the correct filling and reviewing of vouchers and financial entries
12. Monitor the performance; request utilization and reporting of programme, operations and petty cash transactions for all projects and other office duties
13. Review payment request and prepare payment vouchers appropriately
14. Limit of authority within GH 500 cedis with cheque payments signed with other signatories apart from the Executive Director is the principal signatory. A maximum imprest of GH 150 cedis will be kept and managed at Head office
15. Liaise with banks on all financial matters and reconciliation of bank statements
16. Assist in Internal and External financial Audit processes
17. Assist in annual and project budget preparations and monitoring
18. Support management on financial (expenditure) queries and donor relations
19. Assist in proposal development and fund raising
20. Perform any other work related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director
21. Exemplify and utilize these relevant skills in managing the operations and implementation of Programmes:
a. Analytical, writing and financial reporting skills (Manual and electronic)
b. Good communication and advocacy skills, good leadership, facilitation and counseling skills
c. Good planning and organizational skills
d. Basic understanding and skills in human rights and rights based approach to development issues
e. Delivery of relevant inputs needed for effective financial management

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• University degree in Finance, HND Accounting, ACCA or related field, with a minimum of two years of practical finance experience in the civil society sector
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Practical experience in training on Financial Management Tools
• Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and other financial management software is required

Just send in your profile indicating your salary history in addition to your application letter to the Executive Director – director@ssfghana.org for consideration. This offer is good on or before 15 June 2011.

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Article on Ghana’s Oil Find in Peace FM

Below is an excerpt from Peace FM’s article on the importance of proper management of Ghana’s oil and the equitable disbursement of its proceeds. Read the rest of the article on our Media page, here.

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Half Assini (W/R), Aug. 15, GNA — Mr Felix Kyei, a senior member of the Gender and Environmental Monitoring and Advocacy (GEMA), a Non Governmental Organisation, has appealed to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to ensure that the oil find became a blessing.

Mr Kyei made the appeal at a day’s Workshop the NGO organised for 50 participants made up of chiefs, security agencies, assembly members, civil society and opinion leaders in the Jomoro District at Half Assini.

It was under the theme, “Ghana Natural Resources, Emphasis on Oil and Gas.”

Article continued here.

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