About Us

To combat discrimination, of any sort, against the vulnerable women and the girl-child at all levels in the society.
To share and work actively with many vulnerable and marginalized persons on issues of social, economic, and cultural development; to enhance women and girl-child access to equal opportunities (such as in education and healthcare)
Organizational Structure
KAWDA is run by an administrative staff headed by the Executive Director with an 11-man Board of Directors as the advisory body to the organization.  The administration is supported by a volunteer core (national and international) in the execution of activity plans.
Short History
The Kaleo Area Women Development Association (KAWDA) is an organization founded by community volunteer, Albert M. Annadie.  It started with a membership of 21 women, residing in Obuasi-Adansi, natives of the Kaleo area in the Upper West region of Ghana. 
The original membership was drawn from amonst women who were themselves disadvantages and vowed to change the cause of other disadvantaged and vulnerable women and children.  It was funded by internal contributions by the members.
The pro-poor human rights non-governmental organization has been registered by the registrar general's department since December 2002.  It has since been working with an for women and children's advancement in society.
The Divine Help Association (DHA), created in February 2008, is comprised of 40 individuals infected with HIV/AIDS who meet monthly to support each other and discuss challenges associated with the disease, including finding means to pay for necessary medications and food to be taken with the medications.