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A Comparative Study of the Social Welfare Provided by Three Christian Churches in Accra, Ghana
University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The family is the first and oldest provider of social welfare in the West African country of Ghana. However, colonisation and urbanisation has changed that role and today additional providers of social welfare can be found; the government, religious organisations (churches etc), non-religious organisations and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

This study will confirm the claim that the church takes on a role as a surrogate family and that it steps in where the government is not present, doing social work which is intended for the government. The study will also investigate what kind of social work the churches carry out (including what they put their focus on, which is dependent on their finance and location) and how these different projects are financed.

The study was conducted during a six week period in Accra, capital of Ghana. Representatives from three Christian congregations (Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Kaneshie, Global Evangelical Church in Kotobabi and International Central Gospel Church in Teshie) were interviewed, as was Dr. Ayidiya at the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, in order to get background information on the present social welfare system in Ghana.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , p. 24
Keyword [en]
minor field study, social work, social welfare, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Global Evangelical Church, International Central Gospel Church
Keyword [sv]
Ghana, socialvård, omhändertagande, religionsantropologi, fältstudie, gatubarn, socialt arbete, kristna kyrkor
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Religious Studies Humanities Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-466Archive number: Rel C fält ht 2007:1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-466DiVA, id: diva2:120028
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