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Youths of different educational institutions demanded that their participation in the government's policymaking process be ensured. The state should provide opportunities to the youth to raise their voices on social and national issues and strengthen their leadership capacities, they told the launch of a youth platform "Young Change Makers Coalition in Bangladesh," organised by 12 national and international rights groups in the capital's Cirdap auditorium Wednesday. Read the full story at The Daily Star. http://www.thedailystar.net/city/ensure-youths-participation-policymaking-1264948
The fight to lift more people out of poverty in the Kwahu South District has received a huge boost with the completion of the Atuobikrom "Epicenter Projects" by The Hunger Project. These are made up of a clinic, agricultural advisory center, an office for a micro credit scheme, social center and other facilities. They are part of an initiative to provide access to quality health care and raise agricultural production in the area. Read the full story at Ghana News Agency. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/the-hunger-project-hands-over-projects-to-assembly--106329
Some communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana have organized a series of public durbars to celebrate their graduation to self-reliance after The Hunger Project symbolically announced withdrawal of its support. Three epicenters covering about 32 communities were declared "self-reliant" after successfully satisfying the performance criteria set by The Hunger Project. Around 50 diverse benchmarks were used to measure progress and assessed communities' paths to sustainable development. Read the full story at Ghana News Agency. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/eastern-region-communities-celebrate-self-reliance-over-hunger--106098
Three clusters of rural communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana- Atubikrom, Akotekrom and Nsuta-Aweregya- are the first in Africa to have been deemed self-reliant by The Hunger Project. The communities have achieved ‘sustainable self-reliance’ based on a set of 50 targets, including a 58 percent increase in the portion of households using sanitation measures and a 98 percent increase in the portion of children attending secondary school. Read the full story at GhanaWeb. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/Hunger-project-celebrates-victory-over-poverty-457921
On July 23, the CEO of The Hunger Project, Åsa Skogström Feldt, was installed as the Nkorsuorhenmaa- development queen mother- of Akotekrom, a farming community in the Birim South District. Åsa was given the name at a colorful durbar in Akotekrom, which was also used to mark the declaration of self-reliance by 15 communities. Read the full story at Ghana News Agency. http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/hunger-project-ceo-installed-akotekrom-development-queenmother-106005