Community in Action for Self Help Projects, Inc., “CASP”, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of health and educational disparities.
CASP Founders and Board Members bring over 30 years combined experience in health, education, human service, social welfare, and organizational excellence. CASP engages individuals and communities to help build sustainable programs, and helps individuals to develop efficacy aimed at eradicating poverty, and disparities in health and education. This mobilization of volunteers, community members, and resources helps to address some of the world’s most plaguing challenges to the healthy development of its citizens.
“Our mission is to help individuals and communities to understand and improve both health and educational outcomes by increasing literacy and decreasing the spread of preventable illness for current and future generations.”
Goals & Objectives:
- To enable communities to become informed and be self-sufficient in regards to health and social service needs.
- To give health education talks at the community and individual level.
- To provide Family planning: a) antenatal/prenatal care, b) postnatal care, c) and contraceptive education and services.
- To Provide literacy classes and tutoring in the community.
- To teach Peer-Educators about various health and human service
- To do health assessments and treatments a) Immunizations information, b) Physical exams c) STD/HIV Risk, d) Medical screenings (e.g. hypertension, Malaria, typhoid, cholera, and diabetes.
- To provide computer skills.
- To provide trade/vocational skills for males and females. Individuals concerned with public health, human service, and education formed CASP in 2012 as a natural outgrowth of ongoing collaboration. CASP’s main focus is on sustainable community development projects emphasizing on improved health, education, and socio-economic activities at the grassroots level. The initial strategies of CASP’s activities have been divided into two broad areas:
Public Health & Literacy
CASP programs operate in the USA and Ghana, West Africa.
USA – CASP’s program activities are located in the U.S. along the east coast, where volunteers engage in public health education, and literacy activities in Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia. These are cities in which the Board Members and volunteers have established community partnerships and networks, allowing the CASP team to engage in program planning, social research, training, tutoring, and health education activities.
CASP Board and volunteers work with community based organizations and schools to provide tutoring, HIV/AIDS, STD & teen pregnancy prevention activities, counseling, health fairs, assistance with program planning, evaluation, and other social services.
CASP social research involves the Board and volunteers working with community based organizations and other local agencies to conduct needs assessments involving literature reviews, surveying/interviewing members of the community, and conducting observations. The findings from the social research assist the organizations with identifying the needs of the community and also assist
International – CASP’s 1st international project is located in Hohoe, Ghana, West Africa. Hohoe is a small municipal center located in the heart of the Volta Region in the eastern most area of Ghana. Its municipality has a population of approximately 56,000 residents. The majority of the people of the Municipality (about 65%) are engaged in agricultural production. The area can be described by a range of characteristics from a small urban second city sized community, to very rural villages with limited access to basic day-to-day infrastructure. Basic infrastructure challenges in this area can have a considerable impact on access to resources including obstructed and poorly maintained roadways, lack of communication infrastructure, and lack of employment opportunities.
CASP has secured partnerships with local community members to plan and implement program activities. Current and past activities involve CASP volunteers conducting a community needs assessment; community health fairs; providing health information; volunteering at local reproductive health centers and orphanages; assisting youth to complete college admission and vocational school applications; and academic tutoring for youth.
CASP HAS OBTAINED:
● UNITED STATES I.R.S 501C3 NONPROFIT STATUS.
● MARYLAND STATE NON-PROFIT CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
● GHANA NON-PROFIT CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE TO PRACTICE BUISNESS
● HOHOE DISTRICT REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
● HOHOE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION