Changing lives through education, doubling impact through the Big Give

Help us give more young people access to education in rural Ghana – make a donation by 6th of December and it will go twice as far

Our impact

Our work transforms people’s lives and connects communities in Lawra. The people in this film are living proof of that. Their stories deserve to be told, their voices deserve to be heard.

Celebrating 10 years of Action Through Enterprise, we are incredibly proud to share this new video created by our long-time supporter Asif Noorani, and starring our extraordinary Director of Operations Gabriel Maanibe.

Change through education

18-year-old Alex is back in Gombile Junior High School, having worked in a gold mine during lockdown. He’s one of over two and a half thousand young people we’ve enabled to access education by providing school meals, uniforms and learning materials.

Change through enterprise

Patricia was one of the first trainees on our apprenticeship scheme. Today, with the benefit of an ATE business grant, she has a thriving weaving business and two apprentices of her own. ATE has helped launch 121 small businesses like Patricia’s and put 35 apprentices through training.

Change through inclusion

Yelbobre, now 21, was at our first gathering of disabled children in 2012, and he’s been attending our disability programme, SNAP, ever since. With groups now meeting in five villages, over 400 children and parents have built bonds, grown confidence, learnt skills and are now integrated into their community. 

How we work

We’ve spent ten years developing our unique approach to tackling poverty, integrating our key areas of work into a dynamic model based around community hubs. It puts local people at the heart of everything and is driving our expansion to new rural locations.

Where does your donation go?

We are financially transparent and carefully monitor and evaluate our work to ensure the money you donate is used in the best way possible.

82p goes directly towards project costs

Creating opportunities through education, inclusion and enterprise – such as our Dry Season Farmers programme which supports sustainable agriculture all year round.

13p is spent on fundraising

Giving us the resources to pay for projects, plan for the future and provide job security for our 19 school cooks and other staff.

5p is spent on administration costs

Ensuring we can deliver our annual report, be a responsible employer and fulfil our legal responsibilities in the UK and Ghana. 

What we’ve been up to

Tackling Digital Poverty

We have just opened an IT Suite, based in our Inclusion Centre and accessible for free by anyone in the community. With 28 computers (kindly provided by SEGA), the Suite means we can tackle digital poverty in a place where most people have never even seen a computer.

Access to IT is a game-changer – enabling people to learn, gain new skills, build their enterprises and connect with the outside world. The modern facility is all set up – but we need ongoing funds to provide teaching, transport and maintenance and ensure this continues to be a community resource for years to come.

Our Tanchara Hub

Our expansion continues, as we move into a sixth location. Working with the people of Tanchara, we now provide lunches in two schools, have awarded grants to eight small businesses and host our biggest SNAP group of disabled children and their families. The community is highly engaged in every activity, supported by Charity Kyekpo, our first female Hub Manager.

We’ve already identified potential locations for our next hubs, and are seeking funding so we can work with more communities to improve lives across the Upper West.

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This week, it’s The Big Give Christmas Challenge, and your donation to ATE will be DOUBLED! Please help us reach our ambitious target of £12,000 and make education possible for more children in Lawra.

In our 10th year, join us to build the foundations of lasting change. Go to bit.ly/ATEbiggive22
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With God all things are possible

We're hitting the target

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Our first ten years have achieved so much – now Action Through Enterprise is ready for an ambitious new phase of growth.

Read our article to hear all about what's next here 🚀
ateghana.org/our-next-ten-years-by-the-ate-team/
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Our first ten years have achieved so much – now Action Through Enterprise is ready for an ambitious new phase of growth.

Read our article to hear all about whats next here 🚀
https://ateghana.org/our-next-ten-years-by-the-ate-team/

Our work transforms people's lives and connects communities in Lawra. The people in this film are living proof of that. Their stories deserve to be told, their voices deserve to be heard.

Celebrating 10 years of Action Through Enterprise, we are incredibly proud to share this new video created by our long-time supporter Asif Noorani, and starring our extraordinary Director of OperatGabriel N-yoh Maanibeanibe.

Thank you to everyone who has made ATE the high impact, resilient small charity that it is today 💚
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Love this. Congratulations on the anniversary and all the amazing work you have done and will continue to do in the future! Inspiring.

We soo proud of u 🙏🙏

great video ATE

Nice work... Give the fire glazing....

Well done ATE. It’s been great to have been a part of your journey.

Great job

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