Rural Education and Development Programme

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Rural Education and Development Program (REDEP) is a volunteer non-profit organization based in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District in the Central Region of Ghana. The organization was granted NGO status by the Department of Social Welfare in April, 2001. REDEP is engaged in activities that bring hope to the people it serves through community development programs that help fill the needs of the people for Health, Education, Environment and Livelihood (hence the acronym HEEL).

REDEP's HEEL programs have the goals of:

  • improving the level of health care available in the district (including education in HIV/AIDS),

  • providing instruction and assistance in developing good environmental practices,

  • assisting in the public education process by helping students to stay in school as long as possible, and encouraging those that can to become teachers in the district, and

  • helping people to develop marketable skills and become productive members of their communities.

  • Board members

  • The members of the board of REDEP and the officers are either current residents of the district or were born and raised there, left to pursue other careers, and have now joined with REDEP in an effort to improve the lives of people in the district.

  • Funding

  • REDEP has worked with the Ghana AIDS Commission, in HIV/AIDS education in Ghana, the New England Biolabs Foundation (USA), and Cottonwood Foundation, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Nyarkoa Foundation (USA) in improving the physical environment of the district through tree planting, cleanup exercises, improving water supply, and revegetation. As a step in improving education in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district, REDEP has embarked on a project to evaluate the needs of children in the district so that they can stay in school. Funds for that effort are being provided by the board members of REDEP.

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Last Updated: 1 Dec. 2019