BIBIR-GHANA, a local NGO in
Bibir means “childhood” in Dagaare. Its initiative has been setup to offset the urgent needs identified in
Currently, Bibir’s integral development-focused projects are running in
THE IDENTITY OF BIBIR
Management of this Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) believe in the individual community’s capacity to bring about improvements in their own living conditions. Thus, all projects are local initiatives that focus on the development of the country and attend to the specifics of each population: culture, language, forms of behavior and ways of understanding the world. Management point of departure is respect.
In addition, project personnel come from the local community, something that facilitates projects execution and involves members of the community in the planning, performance and evaluation of each activity.
BIBIR’s PROJECTS IN GHANA
Five years ago, Bibir opened its
The NGO works simultaneously in the production sector, too. Management implement sustainable projects in areas such as crop production, livestock, farming, fishing, artisan work or crafts, etc. Likewise they facilitate the construction of facilities such as wells, irrigation systems, classrooms, etc.
Thanks to these actions performed with the support of Bibir and the full participation of the local population, the entire community benefits from improved living conditions.
Some of Bibir’s Projects:
§ Distribution of educational materials to schools
§ Medical check-ups in schools
§ Construction and renovation of classrooms
§ Donation of school furniture
§ Provision of library services to basic school pupils
§ ICT or computer training and remedial classes
§ Crop innovation, etc
MISSION: While it exist to strengthen the development initiatives of poor communities and provide the platform necessary for community participation and action for sustainable development, it is also to help the disadvantaged people towards identifying the path of realization of their rights and potential for sustainable grow.
SUMMARY REPORT FOR CROP FARMING PROJECT
The crop farming project has been in existence since 2005 with the aim of making food available at the household level. In the 2009 cropping season, 160 farmers were assisted in the areas of ploughing their farmlands and supply of fertilizers. The following districts benefited in the Northern Region of Ghana where we operate; Tamale Metropolis,
OBJECTIVES OF CROP FARMING PROJECT
- To make food available at the household level hence food security.
- To curtail the habit of parents taking their wards from schools to the farms especially during the farming season.
- To help fight poverty amongst the inhabitants in the various communities.
- To help educate beneficiaries on modern methods of farming so that they could discontinue from the outmoded ways of farming that involves the use of the hoe and cutlass.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PROJECT
- With the data collection system introduced, all beneficiary farmers now have their wards in school during the farming season instead of being used regularly as farm-helps. This is because the Field Coordinator visit schools from time to time to monitor the attendance and performance of these children.
- The farm yields have also improved over the years and it is because of the education and workshops organized for the farmers.
- The men are busy now with farming activities whiles their women are also given assistance to trade.
An amount of GH¢3,584.00 was given to 50 beneficiary farmers in two farming communities under the Metropolis. The communities are Gunaayili and Young-Dakpemeyili. Apart from Young-Dakpemyili where the farmers were not given fertilizer because of the high fertility levels of their farmlands, Gunaayili farmers had 3 bags each of fertilizer and their farmlands also ploughed for them at a cost of GH¢40.00 for each of them.
In the Tolon-Kumbungu District, BIBIR-GHANA also assisted 110 farmers from seven communities in the area. The beneficiary communities are: Gbullung, Mbanaayili, Gingani, Bogunaayili Lower, Bogunaayili Upper and Gupanarigu. An amount of GH¢10,978.00 was spent on the above mentioned farmers in ploughing and procurement of fertilizers. Each farmer had his 2 acre farm ploughed for him and also given 3 bags of fertilizer.