My visit to Ghana volunteering with ATE

I have just returned from my trip to Lawra in the Upper West region of Ghana. I returned the day the snow came to Hungerford so it was quite a contrast to the 33 degrees I had enjoyed for the past 3 weeks. However being cocooned at home for the weekend looking out at...

A new library at Karbo Primary School!

In January, Kate Regan and Carol Shanahan made a trip all the way to Lawra to help Karbo Primary School renovate their library. Books had been provided by ATE in 2014, but without a positive learning environment and education on HOW to use them, the books were not...

My Trip to Lawra, by Charles Gardner

Highlights of My Visit to Lawra (January 2019) I have just returned from Lawra in the Upper West of Ghana, having spent 2 weeks there. My primary purpose was to work with the ATE Ghana staff on delivering our training to the ATE-supported small businesses, I also met...

Job Opportunity in Lawra!

Recruitment of SNAP Play Scheme Coordinator Do you enjoy working with disabled children and their families? Are you kind, enthusiastic and compassionate? Would you like to help ATE improve the lives of people in Lawra? If the answers the above questions are all YES,...

ATE’s Christmas Newsletter

2018 Christmas newsletter Newsletter No: 10 – Christmas 2018 A message from ATE’s Chief Executive: I can hardly believe it’s been over six years since ATE began. It’s been an incredible journey… From our beginnings as a family-run, volunteer-led, tiny organisation, to...

Finally! A good use for an old plastic bottle…

The dry season is traditionally a time when farming ceases because of the unavailability of water, with the people of Lawra choosing to stock pile resources during the rainy season to tide them through. Anecdotal evidence collected from school students, suggests these...