Ghana Project

Country Director (Gertrude E. Amewuda)

(MYCRO International Headquarters)

(MYCRO-Ghana) – Movement for youths and children’s rights organisation Ghana is a nonprofit and non-governmental charitable organization that first established in Sierra Leone in 2007/8.  This organisation is established to bring change and Hope to children and youth of Ghana.

MYCRO Ghana is part of MYCRO International. This organisation advocate and support/compliment the United Nations Convention on the rights and its corresponding responsibilities of children worldwide and empower young people for sustainable development.  MYCRO Ghana is established to help salvage the issues facing children and youth in Ghana. We are  young assisting young organization that thrive to build a culture of community inclusiveness, awareness, supports, networking and change in Ghana and Africa.

We have one agenda and that is to change, improve and better the lives of children and youths. We believe as young people, we should be active partaker of development within our communities, cities, provinces, countries and the global world. Our believe in COMMUNITY INCLUSIVENESS, AWARENESS, GIFT of HOPE and NETWORKING in Africa remain our commitment.

Brief Background of Ghana and MYCRO Problem Statement:

The history of the Gold Coast before the last quarter of the 15th century is derived primarily from oral tradition that refers to migrations from the ancient kingdoms of the western Soudan (the area of Mauritania and Mali). The Gold Coast was renamed Ghana upon independence in 1957 because of indications that present-day inhabitants descended from migrants who moved south from the ancient kingdom of Ghana.

The first contact between Europe and the Gold Coast dates from 1470, when a party of Portuguese landed. In 1482, the Portuguese built Elmina Castle (São Jorge da Mina) as a permanent trading base. Thomas Windham made the first recorded English trading voyage to the coast in 1553. During the next three centuries, the English, Danes, Dutch, Germans, and Portuguese controlled various parts of the coastal areas.

In 1821, the British Government took control of the British trading forts on the Gold Coast. In 1844, Fanti chiefs in the area signed an agreement with the British that became the legal steppingstone to colonial status for the coastal area. From 1826 to 1900, the British fought a series of campaigns against the Ashantis (specifically the 1st Ashanti War 1863-64 and the 2nd Ashanti War 1873-74), whose kingdom was located inland. In 1902, they succeeded in establishing firm control over the Ashanti region and making the northern territories a protectorate.

The four territorial divisions were administered separately until 1946, when the British Government ruled them as a single unit. In 1951, a constitution was promulgated that called for a greatly enlarged legislature composed principally of members elected by popular vote directly or indirectly. An executive council was responsible for formulating policy, with most African members drawn from the legislature and including three ex officio members appointed by the governor.

Kwame Nkrumah Takes Power:

A new constitution, approved on April 29, 1954, established a cabinet comprising African ministers drawn from an all-African legislature chosen by direct election. In the elections that followed, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), led by Kwame Nkrumah, won the majority of seats in the new Legislative Assembly. Kwame Nkrumah became Prime Minister.

In May 1956, Nkrumah’s Gold Coast government issued a white paper containing proposals for Gold Coast independence. The British Government stated it would agree to a firm date for independence if a reasonable majority for such a step were obtained in the Gold Coast Legislative Assembly after a general election. The 1956 election returned the CPP to power with 71 of the 104 seats in the Legislative Assembly. Ghana became an independent state on March 6, 1957, when the United Kingdom relinquished its control over the Colony of the Gold Coast and Ashanti, the Northern Territories Protectorate, and British Togoland.

Read our PROJECT REPORTS AND UPDATE BELOW:

MYCRO-G3MYCRO Community facilitator addressing children on the important of education as the only key to change the status of this promising but less fortunate children

MYCRO Ghana is part of the MYCRO International organisation working to advocate and support child right, peace and development. As a registered charity organisation with the Ghana Revenue Authority and the international Non Governmental Organisation Desk of the Ghana Government, we gears towards a new reform and a new Ghana where after 2025 very child will be graduating from Universities and other educational institutions and making meaningful contribution to the country of Ghana and the world.

MYCRO G2MYCRO Team in Domeabra community interacting with vunerable women, to them our present means a step of hope, connection and support.

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