ATE News

BizATE: The Sub-Saharan Incubator by Asif Noorani

The technology boom has seen a huge rise in the number of business incubators in the UK, Europe and United States. Incubators exist to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies, through an array of business support resources and services. A... read more

A Case Study on Teresa by Stephen Hodgson

Teresa the Seamstress   Teresa is a young lady who works in Lawra. She was awarded a grant by ATE to develop her seamstress business in a steel container unit on one of the main roads in the town.   She qualified as a seamstress two years ago and now has... read more

A Case Study on Dakura Kyalepuo by Stephen Hodgson

Dakura Kyalepuo the subsistence farmer   It was inspiring to meet Dakura a year ago. He is a subsistence farmer, in his seventies, living in a very remote area south of Lawra. Last year he applied for a grant from ATE in order to buy sheep with a view to rearing... read more

A Case Study of Comfort by Stephen Hodgson

Comfort the Weaver   I had the privilege of meeting Comfort a year ago when she was applying for a grant from ATE. She was delighted to receive the gift of a framed photo of her taken during that visit. Comfort is a young lady who lives (with her family) in a... read more

Jonathan’s Creative Arts In Lawra – Week 1

A long distance bus journey in Ghana is an insight into the resourcefulness of the Ghanaian people and also the limitations of their bureaucratic systems. First up are the frustrations of buying a bus ticket from Accra to Lawra (a 14 hour overnight trip): you must... read more

ATE seeks support with local office space

We have thoroughly enjoyed the past few months of being lucky enough to have a “pop-up” office space at no. 7 The Square, Ramsbury. Recognising that so much of the charity’s achievements would not be possible without the loyal and dedicated support... read more

The 2,800 mile challenge

From ATE’s head office in Ramsbury to the Lawra District in Ghana where we deliver our programmes, it is 2,800 miles as the crow flies. That’s a long way but we’d like you to help us reach it and fundraise as you go! For 2017, we have decided to set... read more

A letter to all supporters, by Sarah Gardner

Dear Friends of ATE, At this magical time of the year, I reflect on our recent achievements with immense pride, renewed determination and joy. We have so much to celebrate. It has been another incredible year for ATE, a year of very hard work, of sweat, tears, and... read more

New year, new school

Back in November 2016 we carried out a baseline analysis report for our new school feeding project in Gombele Junior High School. The findings featured in this report are a stark reminder of the reason why we began this journey; to reduce poverty and improve the life... read more

Zuwera telling us why she loves ATE
Zuwera is happy and hardworking. She runs a thriving sobolo making and selling business. Sobolo is a tasty pink soft drink made from petals grown across the river in Burkina Faso. It was a delight meeting her and hearing why she loves ATE. #ilovesmallcharities #iloveate
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This comment from a parent about the work that SNAP has done is so incredible. “SNAP has encouraged my family to respect me and love my child. It has changed my mind to know the child is God's gift. It has helped the condition of his health.”(#32) ... See MoreSee Less

This comment from a parent about the work that SNAP has done is so incredible. “SNAP has encouraged my family to respect me and love my child. It has changed my mind to know the child is Gods gift. It has helped the condition of his health.”(#32)

Sebastian telling us why he loves ATE
Sebastian is the leader of our Dry Season Farming group in Lissa. It was wonderful to hear how much this dry season farming group has helped his family and his local community. Not only are his children visiting hospital less, they are no longer being diagnosed as anaemic and the quality of life for each of the 32 famers, including 14 blind individuals, is improving immeasurably with increased food security and profits. #ilovesmallcharities #iloveate
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