Simon Batamya Aseno
In our part of the world, the distribution of education and healthcare is shockingly unequal between rural and urban dwellers with the former suffering the most of this inequality. Evidence point that an educated population enjoy comparatively higher qualities of and healthy lives than less or uneducated people. Conversely, improved health status translates to better cognitive development and higher academic achievements. The complementarity of education and healthcare in making life holistically meaningful for underprivileged, deprived and marginalised people and their communities call for collective action to mitigate the various barriers that make these – education and healthcare – less available, and in some cases, completely unavailable to rural dwellers.
The Peoples Foundation recognises that government’s effort alone is not sufficient to making education and healthcare available to all. Therefore, in line with the goal of primary health care for all by the World Health Organization (WHO) and education for all policy of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as other international instruments and conventions, the Peoples Foundation came into being.
PeFHED’s strategy and approach are simple. We encourage communities to identify and prioritise their education and health care needs. And PeFHED specifically looks out for the effort made by the communities themselves to solve their problems as a sign of their commitment to staying through to ensuring the sustainability of any intervention(s) we are able to broker for them.
It is our hope that we are able to foster the necessary partnerships and collaborations to support the realisation of good education and healthcare for those who have the least and therefore suffer the most in our societies.
If you are looking to implement an education or healthcare-related project in Africa and more specifically Ghana, and needs collaboration with a local NGO, you are welcome to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. And, to support our work through a kind donation of equipment, please feel free to use our contact page to get in touch.
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