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Rural Upgrade Support Organisation (RUSO)

P.O.Box CE 11066
Tema
Ghana

Phone No.:
Fax No.:
E-mail adress:ruralupgrade@yahoo.com
Internet:http://ruso.interconnection.org/index.html
Contact person: Ben Zola

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Rural Upgrade Support Organisation (RUSO) is a non-political, non-sectarian and non-governmental organization that employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower local communities and contribute sustainable grass-roots solutions to rural challenges, providing health-care, education and social development. It is a unique service organization registered in Ghana to help the rural people gain a new understanding of each other and their environment by sharing ideas with people from different cultures in the pursuit of a common goal.

RUSO pledges to assist community upgrade using sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches. The organisation implements solutions to problems within the community following a thorough environmental impact assessment and a total commitment to a "green" approach. RUSO is a local NGO within the Kome-Shime community offering a fresh perspective on solving rural problems. The organisation aims to offer unique opportunities to tackle problems unshackled by bureaucracy.

Current Projects
• Education Improvement: Improvement in quality education for children of the Kome Area
• HIV Campaign: Improvement awareness of people on HIV/AIDS and prevention methods
• Malaria Control: Improvement in Malaria Prevention in the Kome Area
• Micro-Finance - Micro-Finance Scheme for agricultural production and income generating activities: Increase household income through assistance for productive enterprises in the Kome Area
• Tree Planting: Improving the natural environment of the Kome Area through planting of shade trees, ornamental trees and trees for fuel wood
• Aquaculture:- To introduce new techniques in Fish Farming: Providing self and paid employment for fishing communities as a means of alleviating poverty in fishing communities and limiting rural/urban drift.

Ben Zola is the Assistant Project Manager of RUSO.

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