COCOA LIFE IMPACTS ADUKROM COMMUNITY

Mondelez International Cocoa life in partnership with Child Rights International has been able to create change in the lives of farmers and children form selected regions and districts in Ghana.

In 2016, Child Rights International started their project in Adukrom to mainly reduce child labour and to protect children in our community. So far, Mondelez International Cocoa Life has been doing great things in towns and communities wherever they go.

When they came to Adukrom they started their project in the community school. They brought story books to our basic school and created the mobile library system for the school. This was done in the year 2017. This has helped us acquire knowledge and skills in reading.

In July 2018, the Adukrom community received a mechanized borehole due to the community’s full participation in the projects outlined by both organizations. Child Rights International has given some students in our school, uniforms, exercise books, school bags, note books and mathematical set. The organization has been able to support another person with a sowing machine to learn a trade and to support herself.

Furthermore, Mondelez cocoa Life has been teaching the farmers good farming practices to maintain their cocoa farms, and this has increased their yields.

The Child right’s club formed in the school also selected students from Mondelez communities in every school in the district for an excursion.

The Child Right’s club has been very helpful too. They have educated us on how to prevent child labour and child abuse. It has also helped lots of children know their rights and responsibilities.

Story By Abass Augustina (Child’s Right Club Member, Ahafo Ano North)

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