The Inclusion Centre

“Disabled children in Africa are being left behind. For too long, I have witnessed the discrimination and heartbreak that this causes, the isolation and stigma that destroys families and can end in the abandonment of children. Now that ATE is established, it is time to change this. Please join us.” – Sarah Albeboure (Gardner)

SNAP is our Special Needs Awareness Programmes that works to support disabled children and their families in Lawra, Upper West Ghana. This year we are developing SNAP and bringing it into greater focus. As part of this we are creating an Inclusion Centre, an inclusive building which will welcome disabled children and inspire the community. It will be where we host our monthly SNAP support groups for disabled children and their families. It will serve as a safe space, a drop-in centre with a play-scheme for otherwise excluded, isolated and marginalised disabled children. It will demonstrate ATE’s growth as an organization and long-term approach to work in Lawra, whilst providing a fit for purpose, flexible working space for local and visiting staff, trustees and volunteers. It will be a visible beacon of unity and inclusion on the landscape of the Lawra community.

Since 2012, ATE has been running SNAP meetings for disabled children and their families in order to combat isolation and provide a range of support. The ad-hoc use of the Teachers Resource Centre is limiting for the scope of the SNAP programme in terms of the increased number of group members, the lack of space for potential activities and the lack of storage for resources. As a growing organization, ATE has also outgrown the small container office we created in December 2015.

The ATE Inclusion Centre will address all of these problems, it will be an accessible space in the centre of Lawra town which models inclusion and houses a larger, more professionalised ATE office. We are excited to start this project which will be revolutionary to ATE in Lawra.

We are currently seeking funds to build and resource the ATE Inclusion Centre. The full project budget is £35,000. This is the biggest single project we have embarked on, so we have created an exclusive appreciation system to thank you for your generosity:

Platinum: Gifts of £10,000+

Reward: A trip to the Grand Opening of ATE’s Inclusion Centre (*local travel included). This once in a lifetime trip to Lawra will include an in-depth experience of ATE’s life changing work. Hosted by Sarah and the ATE Ghana Team, you will experience first hand the astonishing impact that ATE has had on communities in Lawra District. Generous donors in this category will be a Recognised Partner on our website and a ‘Recognition of Thanks’ will be erected on the main, external wall of the ATE Inclusion Centre.  You will also receive regular personalised updates throughout the project (face to face, if desirable!).

Gold: Gifts of £5,000+

Reward: Generous donors in this category will be given the opportunity to name a space within the Inclusion Centre. You will also be a Recognised Partner on our website and a ‘Recognition of Thanks’ will be erected on the main, external wall of the ATE Inclusion Centre.  You will also receive regular personalised updates throughout the project (face to face, if desirable!).

Silver: Gifts of £1,000+ 

Reward: Generous donors in this category will be a Recognised Partner on our website and a ‘Recognition of Thanks’ will be erected on the main, external wall of the ATE Inclusion Centre. You will also receive regular personalised updates throughout the project (face to face, if desirable!).

Bronze: Gifts of £100+

Reward: A ‘Recognition of Thanks’ on our Contribution Wall within the ATE Inclusion Centre. You will also receive regular personalised updates throughout the project (face to face, if desirable!).

 

If you would support this important project, please call Sarah on 07909091920.

Or to make your contribution directly please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/inclusioncentre

Please note, gifts of any size, big or small, are extremely welcome and will be gratefully received.

Visit ATE’s Recognised Partners here.