Fistrad works in one the poorest rural areas in northern Ghana. It provides projects focusing on gender equality, health, awareness raising, and vocational skills development.
Vocational skills workshops are provided in areas such as sewing and weaving – graduates are supported to create their own micro-enterprises. Fistrad also has a library and offers educational classes for children and adults to support their literacy and numeracy skill development.
Fistrad established a community radio station which now transmits to a population of over a million people. These people did not have access to newspapers but now they can listen to programmes about human rights, agriculture, news, sanitation, maternal and child health, and education. Through the use of mobile phones the public can engage with the programmes and become more vocal about issues in their community.