6 communities in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba appeal to Government, Japanese Embassy for potable water and road network

The Chief of Dakompayiri and Kunkuya communities, Mr. Amos Seidu, emphasized the dire need for basic social amenities and highlighted the potential positive impact of fixing the road network on the overall well-being of the residents. He also pointed out the critical role a functional road network could play in reducing maternal mortality cases in the area.

13-year-old girl abandons school; goes into farming to raise money for sanitary pads

A 13-year-old class five pupil of Saint Francis Primary School at Dakompilayiri in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region, has put her education on hold and ventured into farming to raise money for sanitary pads.

CRIS restores 15 hectors of degraded farmlands

A Savannah Regional-based non-governmental organization (NGO), Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS), with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has restored 15 hectors of degraded farmlands under sustainable land management through an agroforestry plantation project in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region.

Executive Director of CRIS launches re-entry policy for teenage mothers and non pregnancy related girls in Savannah Region

As part of efforts to get teenage mothers and non-pregnancy related girls back to school, whilst working to equip them with employable skills for life, the Executive Director of the Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS) has announced the introduction of a re-entry policy for teenage mothers in the Savannah Region.

CRIS organises farmer field schools and trains 90 farmers in climate smart cashew plantation in Dakompilayiri and Kunkuya

Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS), a Non-Governmental Organization based in Damongo in the West Gonja Municipal of the Savannah Region has trained 90 farmers in Climate-smart Cashew Plantation Strategies under its Farmer Field Schools (FFS) program.

Matilda's Fashion Dream

Matilda pursues her dream of becoming a fashion designer by enrolling in a fabric design program with a scholarship from CRIS Ghana, and despite not finishing high school, her hard work pays off when her collection earns acclaim at the end-of-year show, launching her fashion career in Ghana.

Ubeda A 17 Year Teenage Mother Who Returned To School

Ubeda Tamimu is a 17-year-old teenage mother in Northern Ghana who returned to school after having a baby at age 13. She was able to go back to school through an education project by the Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS), funded by STAR-Ghana, that advocates for policy implementation to support school re-entry for teenage mothers. CRIS has helped 57 young mothers return to school by working with communities to identify girls and engage families. However, the girls face challenges providing for basic needs. Ubeda's story demonstrates the life-changing impact of enacting policies that give young mothers a second chance at education.