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Thesis or dissertation

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Very little research exists on the effects of NGO development projects on small African communities, as often organisations will not perform the basic research necessary at the beginning of a project to perform statistical tests on their effectiveness. This paper’s purpose is to provide a baseline of economic conditions and cultural practices within the Community of Tarkwa Bremen prior to the completion of a development project so as to allow future research to examine its effectiveness, whilst also providing a comment on the likelihood of the Tarkwa Bremen Community Alliance’s being successfully self-funded. The Paper pays particular attention to examining the effects of gender discrimination, whilst providing readers with an insight into the current conditions within the village. Data Analysis Results indicate that there is no statistically significance difference between the education levels of male and female children within the village, but that many village children suffer from attending school later in life.


Gender discrimination, Wealth, Education, Sustainable Development



Date Posted: 17 January 2017