At Tzedek, we partner with local NGOs to empower local communities, so that they can bring themselves out of poverty. In Ghana, we invest in three key partnerships:
Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) are our delivery partners for our flagship Empowerment For Life Programme in Tolon District, Northern Ghana. We have a team of staff in Tolon who work with our beneficiaries directly. They are supported by the head office Empowerment for Life team, and GDCA subsidaries School for Life (SfL) and Community Life Improvement Progamme (CLIP).
YEFL-Ghana are a youth-led organisation working to empower youth to lead change in their communities. They support the delivery of our Empowerment for Life programme, as well as the Ghanaian half of our Twinning programme between Ghanaian and UK Jewish primary schools.
NDA are our delivery partners for our Village Savings and Loan Associations project in Tolon District, Northern Ghana. Chief Sule Mohammed, head of NDA, is a very valued and longstanding partner of Tzedek.
We believe in building deep connections so that our partners can build their capacity to support local NGOs. Alongside our development projects in India, we also facilitate a network of our project partners to promote shared learning and leadership development.
As of March 2019, we have seven partners across four States, divided across two networks of partner NGOs: one for our partners in West Bengal and Bihar in the North East, and one for those in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the South East.
These networks gather a few times a year to support each other and share their learnings, headed by our network leaders.
Our current project partners in India are:
- Dr. R. Velmurugan: EDUCATR – Vocational training, Tamil Nadu
- Mr Lourdusam: HNC – Livelihoods, Tamil Nadu
- P Vedachalam: CARD – Vocational training, Tamil Nadu
- Stanley Prakash: SURESH – Livestock, Tamil Nadu
- Ms. Vijayalakshmi: WFW – Vocational Training, Tamil Nadu
- Swapan Kumar Mondal: DA – Livestock, West Bengal
- Mr Hussain: SPREAWS – Microcredit, Andhra Pradesh