Over the years, Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) has implemented multiple projects that have impacted the lives of women, children, and young people, provided through funding from national and international organisations. Since 2006, one of HFFG’s most loyal and long-standing donors is Simavi, a Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation.
Simavi has funded projects such as the Child Survival and Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) projects. Current projects they are funding include the Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO), Going for Gold and Watershed projects. Through projects like ASK and GUSO, thousands of adolescents in Ghana have received accurate Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services and understand their SRH rights.
In vein of this long-standing relationship, Cecilia Senoo, Founder and Executive Director of HFFG, addressed Queen Beatrix of the Royal Dutch Family at an event to commemorate the official opening of Simavi’s new office. She enumerated the diverse achievements and lives that have been transformed in the Central Region of Ghana through projects funded by Simavi and critical engagements with traditional leaders, particularly queen mothers.
One of these achievements is the Child Survival Project where before Simavi’s intervention, HFFG built a community clinic in Ekrowfo (the Esakyir district) and then handed over the facility to the Ghana Health Service. The Simavi project funds supported the organisation to stock the clinic with kits and equipment that have contributed immensely to health service delivery for community members.
Simavi was founded in 1925 by two medical doctors, Dr. John. Van der Spek and Dr. H. Bervoets with the aim to provide medical assistance for health institutions in the former Dutch East Indies. The name Simavi is an acronym for ‘Steun Inzake Medische Aangelegenheden Voor Inheemschen’ which is the Dutch translation for ‘Support for Medical Affairs for Indonesians’.