OUR VISION & MISSION
An empowered and happy society in harmony with the environment
GDCA exists to empower citizens of deprived communities and the socially excluded in Ghana to work for social, political and economic development and engage in sound environmental practices for sustainable living .
SOCIAL EQUALITY - GDCA believes that all people in society must enjoy the same fundamental human rights in all respects (security, voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, property rights and equal access to social goods and services) no matter their sex, race, age, origin, class, religion, language, health or disability.
NON-PARTISANSHIP - In her dealing as an Organization, GDCA does not owe allegiance to any political party in Ghana or elsewhere and therefore not affiliated to any political party. This is to be reflected in the behaviours of staff and members of governing bodies.
HONESTY - In all their dealings, all staff of GDCA and Board members will exhibit the highest level of integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness both with partners, beneficiaries, sponsors and etc.
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY - As much as possible, GDCA will exhibit openness in her dealings and responsible for all its actions to all stakeholders and therefore will account properly for all her actions.
TEAMWORK - GDCA believes that “Teamwork makes the dream work” and hence together everybody (beneficiaries, Partners, Sponsors, GDCA) achieves more.
GRASSROOTS INVOLVEMENT - GDCA considers the grassroots as the foundation of its work. It will therefore seek to involve them in its organisational development and programming at all times.
To ensure that all children of school-going age in Northern Ghana have access to quality education at least at the basic level
To ensure improved and sustainable livelihoods of deprived communities and poor households
To promote the efficient and effective management of natural resources, the environment and climate change for the benefit of the citizenry
To enhance capacities of local people to realize individual and community needs, rights and responsibilities and to take measures to have these needs, rights and responsibilities fulfilled
To maintain a credible and legitimate organization based on popular participation and democratic principles.