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To enhance the opportunity of poor and marginalised boys and girls to have access to quality basic education through improved retention and ability of at least 70% girls to complete Junior high school by 2021.

To empower citizens to demand accountability from traditional, local government structures and health institutions as well as actively participate in decision making at the local level.

To secure access of poor and marginalized men and women to a decent livelihood through access to productive resources, skills training and enterprise development

CRIS Background

The Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS) is a non-governmental, a nonpolitical and non-profit organization formed in 1998 in Damongo, West Gonja District, Ghana. CRIS was established in order to improve the living standards of poor, marginalized and disadvantaged segments of society living in West Gonja, one of the Ghana’s most poverty stricken of districts.

In its early years, CRIS helped regional communities secure potable water sources and trained local women in water administration and management. CRIS also provided households with inside latrines and led community sanitation and trash clean-up campaigns. In addition, CRIS assisted in the formation of women farming groups and the formation women-led savings and loan associations.

Brief description of CRIS and legal status

The Centre for Rural Improvement Services (CRIS) is a Non-Governmental, Non-profit and Non-Partisan organisation, committed to the promotion of quality life for the poor & marginalized in society particularly women, children and physically challenged. Our head office is  at Damongo, the district capital of West Gonja in the Northern Region of Ghana with a sub office at Sawla, Buipe and Daboya. CRIS’s programmes focus on Education, Health, Democratic  Governance, Agriculture and food security, WASH, Livelihood  and Environmental protection with Village Savings Loans  & credit (VSLAs) as cross cutting intervention.

Our Projects

May 29, 2020

Agriculture and Food Security Project

In order to expand the scope and geographical reach of CRIS services, reduce employee turnover, respond to urgent community needs and develop specialized services, CRIS is […]
May 8, 2019

Governance Project

The Centre for Rural Improvement services (CRIS) is implementing a social accountability project, dubbed “Promoting Social Accountability through Citizens’ Participation in local governance”. The project aims […]
May 6, 2019

Ubeda the 17 year teenage mother

Ubeda Tamimu, a 17 year old teenage mother is happy to be back in school Ubeda Tamimu, is a teenage mother from Jakpa in the West […]

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