The Centre for Communities Education and Youth Development (CCEYD) is a community-based non-governmental organization established in the year 2001 in the Northern Region of Ghana. CCEYD was formed to remedy the situation of ignorance which results in ill-health, unemployment, streetism and poverty among children, youth, women, and girls in particular. The capacity of the youth will be built to better understand their environment and take action to improve their conditions.
CCEYD collaborates with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s), NGO’s (both local and international) and other philanthropic and relevant organizations.
CCEYD has established children clubs in some schools in the six (6) districts (Tolon, Kunbungu, Karaga, Sagnarigu, Gushegu and Savelugu) and has begun building the capacities of community members to undertake self-help projects. The centres use Community conversation, Stepping Stone Methodology, Way To Happiness and participatory teaching techniques to change the conventional attitudes, traditions and beliefs that prevent children and women from active participation in decisions of their own progress and community development as a whole. CCEYD is developing the ability and confidence of the rural youth and women to participate effectively in making decisions that affect their lives and their communities. These capacities will help them realize that, together with their male counterparts, they are capable of identifying their real problems and finding viable solutions to them.