Ghanaian Danish Community Programme
Since 1984 GDCP (Ghanaian Danish Community Programme) has been working in the
Tolon/Kumbungu district in Northern Region which is one of the 7 districts constituting
the kingdom of Dagbon. From being a tiny programme, only working in four villages with one
Dane employed who went about on his bicycle and helped people realise their ideas of
development, it has now grown into a big programme with many different activities, with
many Ghanaians employed and only one Dane, a Friendship Co-ordinator.
GDCP mainly worked within the sectors of education, water and health The first projects
were dams in Tali and Tolon and the Dalun Clinic. Now the water sector has been phased out
and a number of school structures have been erected. The principle of help to self-help is
the basis of all the projects.
about the Community Projects.
Dagbon Ninneesim Karimzong
Since 1989 Dagbon Ninneesim Karimzong, (Dagbon Centre for General Learning) has offered
courses to the villagers in improved acricultural methods and other income generating
activities. Courses on a higher level are also offered to other institutions like
facilitator courses for the voluntary teachers of "School for Life".
An FM radiostation has been established in Tamale, the regional capital of Northern
Region, and GDCP has a small radio studio, which produces programmes from the villages and
DNK, and which greatly contributes to the enlightenment of the villages and encourages
them to take initiatives to improve their conditions.
about Radio Simli
Women's Loans Programme
A Women Co-ordinator organises women's groups and offers loans for income generating
activities like the production of shea-butter and soap.
More about Womens Loans Programme
GDCA is a Ghanaian NGO which manages the GDCP projects.
At the Annual General Meeting GDCA elects an Executive Committee EC,
to run everyday matters. This EC is reponsible to GDCA, and negotiates with the Danish
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E-post: gdcp @africaonline.com.gh
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More about the Organisation:
EC of GDCA
GDCP committee in Denmark
DNK committee in Denmark