Success Factors

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Key success factors for The Village Girl Foundation include:

  1. Food Safety Program: Supporting community members to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and programs to address all food safety and nutrition problems, towards attaining the highest possible level of food safety and optimal nutrition in rural areas in Ghana.
  2. Immunization Program: Working with partners in the Ghanaian government, NGOs and the private sector to provide immunization to the children who need it the most.
  • Vaccinating children in every community: wherever children are not immunized, their lives and their communities are at risk.
  • The cold chain: We aim to harness solar power, mobile technology and telemetrics to make sure that vaccines reach children without losing their effectiveness from exposure to extreme heat or cold weather conditions.
  • Vaccine supply: We will work with key stakeholders to receive or purchase essential childhood vaccines at significantly low prices.
  • Innovation: Working with private and public partners, our nonprofit will steer investment toward new vaccines, diagnostic and health technologies.
  • Disease eradication and elimination programs: Thanks to steady progress on expanding vaccination, the world has never been in a better position to eradicate polio. Immunization against measles, rubella and tetanus are bringing the world closer to eliminating these devastating diseases.
  1. Education Program: Access to appropriate educational supplies is essential to the fulfilment of Ghanaian children’s right to education. Our nonprofit will work with the government, NGOs and communities to assess needs and procure these supplies where appropriate. Evidence from many Ghanaian regions countries shows that when families have to buy educational materials themselves, such as exercise books and text books, and the greater the percentage of family income spent on this, the less likely it is for children to attend school.
  2. Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program: Very small businesses are the lifeblood of rural Ghana, yet small entrepreneurs often struggle to access credit and business training. Our nonprofit aims to operate a rural development program aimed at addressing this gap.
  3. Women & Youth Empowerment Program: The training program aims to improve the long-term economic status of disadvantaged Ghanaian women and their families—as well as the youth—through mentoring programs and new business/self-employment startups. The project aims to train rural women/girls on various skills.