Fruits of Community Activism. The case of the Naminyela Community
CALID Holds District Town-Hall Meetings in both East and West Mamprusi Districts
Tackling the Kayaye Menace Through Girls Clubs
Girls Clubs - Building Confidence to Stay in School
Building Capacities for Change and Development
Encouraging Peaceful and Credible Elections
Reducing Poverty

The Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development (CALID) is a Non-Governmental, Non-profit and Non-Partisan organisation, committed to the promotion of quality life for the poor & marginalized in society particularly women and children. The head office is based in Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana with a sub office in Bole.

CALID is registered with the Registrar General’s Department with registration number: CG203202015 and with the Department of Social Welfare with registration number: DSW 3053.

CALID was formed in April, 2001 by a group of Community Development Workers formerly with ActionAid Ghana (AAG). The Northern Region is known to have been marginalised over the years resulting in rampant poverty, illiteracy and general ignorance. An urgent need to turn around the situation through strategic programmes and activities in order to reduce the vices, accounted for the formation of CALID.



Education is one of CALID’s most critical and important programmes. We view access to quality education as a right; one of the most fundamental of rights. Besides its impact on ability to earn income and its contribution to the development of both individuals and communities it is essential for the realization of the other rights....

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Mission,vision and Core values

Our governance programme will continue to focus on enhancing local governance and social accountability through active participation of citizens in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of public policies and programmes. To this end, CALID will sensitize and educate citizens on government pro-poor policies and to promote the active...

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Mission,vision and Core values

CALIDs health programme seeks to increase community level involvement in the provision of basic health services. This theme is also a build up from CALID’s previous interventions with People Living with HIV/AIDS and commercial sex workers which lasted for over four years. The health theme, which is the latest intervention , is undertaking a two...

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Mission,vision and Core values

The livelihoods programme will focus on building strong access of rural men and women to reproductive resources such as credit, enterprise development services and entrepreneurial skills. We will build the capacity of farmers to use business skills to manage the storage and marketing of farm produce as post harvest losses ...

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