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Dzifah Tamakloe

Department of Social Welfare Ghana: Failures, Successes, and the Way Forward

Has the Department of Social Welfare (Herein referred to as DSW) failed to promote the well-being of the vulnerable? Let us find out by reviewing everything the Department claims to stand for. The Department of Social Welfare and Development is a Government statutory Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The …

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Dzifah Tamakloe

Has the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection failed in its role?

Has the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection failed in its role? This is a question we both should answer. Due to the renewed interest in protecting children’s rights in the past two decades, the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (now the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, herein referred to as …

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Family-Based vs Institutional Care book is launched- a call to put children in families not orphanages

Family-Based vs Institutional Care book is launched- a call to put children in families not orphanages. The book “Family-Based vs. Institutional Care: Best approaches to caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s” launch was a success.  Thank you to all who participated, and supported us with prayers and finances, those who planned to attend but couldn’t …

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Ministries In Ghana In Charge Of Child Welfare, Their roles, challenges and why they must do better

There are various ministries in Ghana in charge of child welfare. In Ghana, child maintenance is recognized as a mandatory parental obligation enforced by the Department of Social Welfare and the Court through social workers. Still, the government is supposed to step in when parents are incapacitated to provide for the child. There are various …

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Most Orphanages in Ghana Operate Below the National Standard; Find Out Why

Did you know most orphanages in Ghana operate below the national standard? Many times donors’ bowels of compassion are moved towards orphanages with leaking roofs and with the children looking tattered. In the bid to fulfill their moral obligations, they end up instead going against the national laws of the land. I have faulted in …

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