World Vision Ghana has won two prestigious Ghana Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards (GHANACEA) at the 10th edition of the Ghana CRS Excellence Awards 2023, for its commitment to positively impacting the lives of the most vulnerable children.
The awards include the CSR Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of the Year and the CRS Award for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Partnership. GHANACEA Awards recognise the impact of programmes on lives, livelihoods, education, water, sanitation, hygiene and contributions to national development.
World Vision Ghana implements unique community development programmes such as Livelihood Improvement and Family Empowerment (LIFE), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and the Unlocking of Literacy, that increase households' food and nutrition security, income, and children's access to quality education, healthcare, safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and services.
These programmes help reduce poverty, improve quality of life, and promote sustainable development, especially the well-being of children. They also provide communities with training and resources to help them become more self-sufficient, empowered, and resilient. Additionally, these programmes create economic opportunities, promote gender equality, and reduce inequality and injustices. They also provide access to quality education and healthcare to thousands of children living in rural communities in Ghana.
World Vision Ghana's commitment journey
As a Christian humanitarian, relief, advocacy, and development organisation, World Vision uses a unique community model and result-focused programming to address challenges and tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice that affect children's lives, their development, and their growth.
We thrive on the trust we have built working with various stakeholders. Your trust helps the organisation do more for vulnerable children, their families, and communities. We aim to reach 3.3 million children with quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), livelihood, education, healthcare services, and economic transformation by 2025”, said Baafour Otu-Boateng, Board Chair of World Vision Ghana, while addressing participating organisations during the awards night
These awards, he said, were an acknowledgement of World Vision Ghana's exceptional commitment to corporate social responsibility, transformative and impactful programming, and community development. He said meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires collaboration and strong partnership. He, therefore, appealed to donors, development partners, private sector actors, and the government to partner with World Vision Ghana for greater impact.
Recognitions and Awards
Previously, World Vision Ghana was recognised by the Ghanaian government for its immense contributions to the fight against COVID-19 at the 2023 National Awards Ceremony.
In 2021, World Vision Ghana won the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development Award through its “Unlock Literacy Project," which promotes a holistic approach to literacy development with a focus on critical thinking, a core competency for sustainability, and the Millennium Excellence Award for Urban and Rural Development organised by the Millennium Excellence Foundation (MEF).
In addition, World Vision Ghana also won the “Best HR Management in the NGO Sector Award” for the second year in a row at the 2021 and 2023 Awards. It also won the “Most Outstanding Non-Profit Organisation Response to COVID-19'"Award and was a finalist in the category of “Best Organisation in HR Information Systems Award,” having previously won this in 2019.