Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in Ghana, and reported cases are increasing.
In response to this issue, Light for Children created the Preventive Child Sexual Assault Workshops,
This program is implemented in partnership with local health facilities, community leaders, and the Ghana Education Service. It provides health care to children in the school setting.
The goal of the School Health Program is the promotion of basic health and
Light for Children originally began as a means to support children with HIV in the Kumasi area by providing sponsors to help pay for medication, nutrition, and education for affected children.
The Ghanaian government has since subsidized antiretroviral drugs, and
Ghana Summer School is a Light for Children program providing free summer education for poor children in the Ashanti region. The program commenced in the summer of 2008 and is still going strong.
Lasting 5 weeks the school offers core subjects to over 150 children who
Students in Ghana are required to learn Information and Computer Technology (ICT) as one of the core subjects in secondary school. However, most schools lack even basic computer and internet services. Also, school libraries in Ghana are usually under stocked, outdated, or non-existent. The lack of library and computer resources in schools is