The Region is bounded to the South by the Gulf of Guinea, to the East by the Greater Accra, Eastern and the Brong Ahafo Regions, to the North by the Northern Region and to the East by the Republic of Togo. The population is 2,118,252 according to the 2010 population and housing census.
Status of Literacy Classes
Based on the learner centred participatory methodology in which learners undertake a self-directed learning initiative with facilitators serving as conduits, the NFLP is gaining grounds in most of the communities. Since the inception of the programme, the Volta Region has turned out a total of 178,438 graduates.
Role of Communities
Communities in the Region are playing pivotal roles in the implementation of the programme. They complement the efforts of division through:
- The provision of venues for class meetings
- Provision of fuel and payment of utility bills
- Selection of facilitators and recruitment of learners.
- Participation in development activities such as, the construction of standard wells, toilets, etc.
- Release of land for occupational skills development.
- Participation of opinion leaders in class radio programmes and discussions which serves as a morale booster to both learners and facilitators.
- Provision of support for environmental and sanitation activities.
Collaboration with development partners in the Region in the NFLP has been overwhelming. Some of the collaborative Ministries, Departments and Agencies are:
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Food and Agriculture
- Ghana Education Service
- National Health Service
- Ho Municipal Assembly
- National Service Secretariat
- Some Radio Stations
- National Youth Employment, now known as Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA)
- Community Based Organizations and some individual philanthropist.
Use of Learning Support Systems
Learning support systems being used in the delivery of the functional literacy programme in literacy classes are radio and book-boxes.
Status of OSD Groups
The NFLP introduced the income generating skills component to provide learners with occupational skills as a means of alleviating poverty as well as sustaining the literacy skills of learners. Volta Region presently has 41 groups undertaking varied income generating activities such as, poultry, livestock farming, gari production, honey making, crop production cultivation, palm-oil production and mushroom cultivation etc. Most of the groups are on the verge of collapse due to lack of funds to support their activities. Some groups in the Biakoye district were recently supported with an amount of GH¢400.00 each by an American based NGO called PACE GHANA. Other OSD groups in the Nkwanta District were also linked to the youth in Agriculture Programme, where they acquired 10 acres of land each for maize farming. Fertilizers were also made available to the groups by the Ministry of Agriculture. Currently, focus is on the new classes especially on how best they can apply their literacy skills to manage their activities.
- Agotime Ziope
- Akatsi North
- Akatsi South
- Central Tongu
- Ho Municipality
- Ho West
- Hohoe Municipality
- Keta Municipality
- Ketu North
- Ketu South
- Krachi East
- Krachi Nchumuru
- Krachi West
- Nkwanta North
- Nkwanta South
- North Dayi
- North Tongu
- South Dayi
- South Tongu