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Pledge Ghana

We facilitate safe and support livelihood environment where children and women maximize life's opportunity. Pledge Ghana has a strong and dedicated workforce with the capacity to work and operate anywhere.

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Education for All

Children's Education

Education begins the moment we see children as innately wise and capable begins. Only then can we play along in their world. For it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.

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Exclusivly For Education

Education For Everyone

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

Capability Statement

The lead actors within Pledge Ghana have rich experience from years of work as extension ...

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Our Vision

Human Rights based approach to programming, The individual, family and ...

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Our Programmes

Livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets and activities required for a means of living...

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About Us

PLANNED LIVELIHOODS Pledge Ghana is an acronym for Planned Livelihoods for Economic Development and Global Equity. This is a gender/child-centered, economic/development-oriented, research-base non-profit non-governmental organization formed in Ghana. Pledge Ghana is established to provide a collaborative and coordinated response to build, promote and sustain household livelihoods Pledge Ghana is incorporated under the registrar of companies in Ghana, with Certificate number, CG013522012 and commencement certificate number C0000665142.

Pledge Ghana is recognized to operate as a non-profit NGO with certificate number DSW/5927. Pledge Ghana facilitates safe and supportive livelihoods environments where children and women including rural adolescent mothers (young girls) and vulnerable youth can maximize life’s opportunities, including those of survival and education for development. We provide necessary information and planned livelihood services to families and communities affected by and infected with poverty.

Planned Livelihood is a deliberate and systematic manipulation of the factors influencing ones’ income activities for a desired outcome. Using the sustainable livelihoods approach (SLA), Pledge Ghana draws on the main factors that affect people's livelihoods and the relationships between these factors. These inform the planning of our development activities and in assessing the contributions to sustaining livelihoods. We work within frameworks that help in understanding the complexities of poverty, and set principles that guide interventions for overcoming poverty.

Capability Statement

The lead actors within Pledge Ghana have rich experience from years of work as extension service/field workers in the cocoa, citrus and cashew sectors; business, labor and livelihoods training consultants for both IFC and ILO; quality control supervisory services for small holder farmers’ cooperatives such as Kuapa Kokoo under Fairtrade Certification.

We work based on National and international policy and development frame works, such as GSGDA I & II, NPA, ESMF, MDGs, UNCEDAW and ILO Conventions etc, as guiding frameworks. Pledge Ghana brings together various sector-oriented concepts to address the livelihood issues in a more coordinated and sustainable fashion. This approach harmonizes and draws on best practices and lessons learnt.

Pledge Ghana has a strong and dedicated workforce with the capacity to work and operate anywhere in Ghana. We also believe with shared interest, stronger partnerships and co operation, a basket full of successful outcomes can be guaranteed.

Strategies

  1. Advocacy, behavior change communication and social mobilization.
  2. Capacity development of partners in the transition process for appropriate transfers of skills, labor assets and opportunities.
  3. Establishing and maintaining safety nets and linkages.
  4. Fostering stronger collaboration, networking and coordination.
  5. Gender mainstreaming to effectively address the deferential impacts.
  6. Participation and inclusion for effective monitoring and evaluation.
  7. Research into and updating of livelihood situations.
  8. Promoting access to decent work opportunities and quality life skills.

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Overall News

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Team Members

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Programmes

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Pledge Ghana News 4 months ago

CHILD LABOUR IN GHANA’S CITRUS SECTOR

In Ghana, the citrus industry involves over 60, 000 growers. There are a number of big and smallplantings scattered throughout the central, Eastern, Ashanti and parts of the Volta regions. The absence of severe droughts in these areas has allowed citrus orchards to develop and reach high
yield potentials.

Thus, citrus farming has for some time since the...

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Pledge Ghana News 4 months ago

DISTRESS MIGRATION AND THE NEW FORM OF CHILD LABOU...

Introduction

In recent times, unregulated casual labour market centres spring up in the central business and commercial districts of cities in southern Ghana with migrant workers from northern Ghana including children, holding hoes and machetes waiting for prospective employers to engage them casually on a daily basis. Even though the term &ldq...

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Pledge Ghana News 4 months ago

REVERSING AND INVALIDATING MIGRANT CHILD LABOUR IN...

Distress migration is a humanitarian problem of regional scale but when accompanied with child trafficking and migrant child labour, the effect is of a global magnitude. The project “Evidence based reverse invalidation of migrant/trafficked Child labour in Ghana” is designed to ameliorate the situation based on micro evidence from the Ejisu Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region and the Lambusie Karni District in the Upper...

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Pledge Ghana News 4 months ago

DISTRESS MIGRATION AND THE NEW FORM OF CHILD LABOU...

Search for survival opportunities forces them to migrate to far off places. After barely surviving the migration period lasting between 6 to 8 months, the migrants return to their village only to get sucked into the same vicious cycle. With no savings to bank upon, some depend on loans taken at exorbitant rates of interest and in order to pay back the loans and survive, they are forced time and again to migrate out of the villages.

Our Team

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Joe N. Nabin

Director of Programs joenabin73@gmail.com
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David Z. Atiga

Executive Director atiga2002gh@gmail.com

Pledge Ghana has gone a long way to influence my life positively through their programs like Farm and Rural Business Planning, Transformational Planning, Farm and Rural Business Succession Planning, Farm and Rural Business Retirement Planning  and Farm and Rural Estate Planning. 

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Theo Brako Kwame

Graduate Of KNUST

Our Programmes

Livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets and activities required for a means of living. A sustainable livelihood is that which can cope with and recover from stress and shocks, maintain or enhance capabilities and assets, and provide opportunities for the next generation. It further contributes net benefits to other livelihoods at the local and global levels both for the short and long terms These inform the planning of our development activities through assessing the alternatives and additions that contribute to sustaining livelihoods. We work within frameworks that help in understanding the complexities of poverty, and set principles to guide interventions for overcoming it (poverty).

Farm and Rural Business Planning

This is a process of developing goals, strategies and actions that form a road map for building and or growing a livelihood. The first part of farm and rural business planning looks at creating profitability and fiscal feasibility in farm or rural business to improve livelihoods. The second part looks at farm or rural business risks and its management. Like any great business plan, this will not prevent downside risks from happening, but will improve the odds of successful and satisfying outcomes. Guided development of well-written farm and rural business plans, are key to achieving desired livelihood outcomes.

Transformational Planning

This is the process of creating and implementing an overall strategy to manage and move the farm or family business from one generation to the next. It is challenging for many farms to continue as productive agricultural businesses beyond the life of the current owners. This creates the need for a gradual and carefully planned shift to new owners or managers; whether family heirs or non-related persons. Farm families must make important livelihood decisions that give a step-by-step guide to transfer heritage from one generation to the other through strategic but consistent planning.

Farm and Rural Business Succession Planning

This is a process of transferring knowledge, skills, labor, management, control and ownership between generations. Successful farm or business successions depend in part on the financial and business viability of the livelihood, but also among other things, on anticipating and preparing for adverse events that could disrupt management and ownership such as dearth, child labor etc. Open family communication and sharing of expectations and goals is crucial to a successful livelihood transition.

Farm and Rural Business Retirement Planning

This is a process of designing and implementing an enjoyable and productive time and rural life. Owners and family members plan and agree what role each person plays in the farm or family business during retirement and make decisions on the type of lifestyles, educational needs, health care needs that generate the desired outcomes. Owners and families must plan to transfer their family business to heirs who may or may not already be involved in the management or running of the business and other assets during the retirement period.

Farm and Rural Estate Planning

This is a process of managing an individual’s asset base in one’s lifetime, at death or after death. Farm and rural estate planning includes the legacy of transferring land and other assets including transferable opportunities to heirs, while attempting to eliminate uncertainties over the value and administration of the assets. The sooner families begun the processes of planning their Farm and rural estates, the more satisfying their livelihood outcomes.