The Christian Council of Ghana as an ecumenical, research based and advocacy organization has a long history of working towards an increased realization of social and economic rights of the disadvantaged and less privileged in society.
For several years, the organization has been working in partnership with UNHCR and others to offer protection and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Ghana. With many years of accumulated experience in handling refugee situations, the Council is capable of achieving expected outcome of projects.
The organization’s main areas of operation in refugee management have been education, primary health care and general care and maintenance. It has coordinated several UNHCR sponsored education projects and as a result has the relevant capacity to carry out educational activities from basic to tertiary levels. The Council which is a membership organization operates a Headquarters in Accra, a regional office in Tamale and a number of field offices. Additionally, it works with over 200 local Council of Churches spread over the Country, to ensure national coverage and effective grassroots mobilization. The Council has accumulated over 25 years of experience in the areas of Emergency situations, Protection; Post conflict Development, working with Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, Returnees and Asylum Seekers.
The Christian Council of Ghana currently provides mainly, healthcare, shelter support and educational assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in the urban areas. CCG collaborates with stakeholders such as the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ghana Health Service, UNICEF, Ghana Refugee Board, Camp Management, Refugee Management Committees to ensure beneficiaries access these basic needs and essential services. This includes organizing training for teachers, registration of students and payment for tuition, distribution of teaching and learning materials, uniforms, and books supplies. The Council has worked to support refugee students for tertiary education on the DAFI programme and a number of the scholars are giving back to society in their host country as well as their country of origin especially for those who have returned.