We engage with the community of Chorkor through various forms of outreach. This allows us to stay informed with what the community needs, maintain relationships with our neighbours, and continue providing the best support to the children for their education.
Our outreach includes organising events that improve the health, sanitation and well-being of the community. We run workshops educating locals on nutrition, health, hygiene, environmental awareness, family planning, child labor, child trafficking, education, abuse and other issues that effect the community.
Part of our outreach includes inspiring joy, hope and confidence in our children. During our community marches, children can be seen bearing colourful signs that promote positive messages to their families and friends.
Our outreach also extends beyond Chorkor into greater Accra and Ghana. BASICS purchases, collects and distributes medical supplies, schoolbooks, stationary, clothing, furniture and other provisions to other communities, villages and schools throughout Ghana. We also regularly work with local schools and other NGOs.
Each year we host groups from the United States and Europe who conduct Vacation Bible School, medical screening, sport clinics, art and crafts clinics and other academic and recreational activities.