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.
We are incredibly proud to share this new video, celebrating 10 years of Action Through Enterprise.
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 almost three 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 127 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.
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 23 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
Kalsagri Hub Success
We’ve opened a new hub and already the impact is being felt. With lunch now provided in two Kalsagri junior high schools, attendance has more than tripled – from 37 pupils to 128.
Incredibly, we have opened this hub less than four months after our first meeting with local stakeholders. Hub Manager Charity Kyekpo says: “They were so welcoming and that gave me some confidence that everything will go on smoothly.”
The EducATE program will now roll out with educational materials and also sanitary products to help girls stay in school. Later this year, they’ll be projects with dry season farmers, small businesses, apprentices and disabled children.
Read the full story of the launch, as told by Country Director Gabriel Maanibe, here.
Nandom, here we come!
Our expansion to a new district has begun, as Country Director Gabriel Maanibe spends a productive week in Nandom. Meeting with community leaders, assemblymen and traditional elders, he talked to them about our work and discussed possible strategies for their district.
Gabriel visited six of the 84 communities in Nandom. “Poverty is real and visible. You can see hungry children. There is a lack of opportunities and no certainty about where help will come from. Everywhere I visited, I could see the excitement on their faces after I spoke about Action Through Enterprise.”
Our move to Nandom will be life-changing for people there – read more about our plans here.