International Women’s Hope Center - Ghana
The mission of the International Women’s Hope Center (IWHC) is to care for the well-being and education of women particularly those experiencing unexpected pregnancy through medical education and support services. IWHC can provide help for the complete person-body, soul, and spirit.
The International Women’s Hope Centre is a community-based facility designed to meet women’s health needs as well as touch their hearts. We exist for girls and women who find themselves in unexpected pregnancies.
Our commitment is to help our clients understand their options, so they can make a critical decision armed with truthful information about their health, their children, and their future. We offer an array of medical, educational and support services, which are always free and confidential.
IWCH also offers youth-development programs that teach responsibility and character.
We utilize Relationship Under Construction (RUC) curriculum which teaches youth the blueprint for strong future families. This program addresses character development, goal setting, how to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships, and dating violence while exploring the issues of fatherhood, motherhood and healthy family formation.
In the last year, we have reached more than 2000 students and young people in rural areas With RUC program. We have also served about 56 girls facing an unplanned pregnancy.
My name is Juliet Kolanbik. I am 20 years old final year student of Bolgatanga Senior High School in the Upper East Region of Ghana offering Business as a course. I come from the village from Bumbruku a village in the Northern Region and hail from a family of eight siblings. I got pregnant in my final year at the senior high school and delivered a baby girl on the 29thof April 2018 whiles writing my final exams. My parents are not able to support me due to having many children so I have to find ways to support myself by getting with a man who promised to help me to adjust to life in the Senior High School hence but he left when I got pregnant.
I have no one to help me so someone introduced me to the International Women’s Hope Center (IWHC) for assistance. The center supported me emotionally, and with maternity, clothes and baby clothes and baby personal care items. IWCH also counseled me and encouraged me. I thank IWCH for helping me and my baby.
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