We're creating opportunities for children and adults living in rural Ghana

Standing together through the coronavirus crisis

Defending livelihoods and building sustainable futures

COVID-19 STATEMENT

The Covid-19 crisis is bringing about huge change to all of our lives, to our work here at ATE and the charity sector, whose role as society’s lifeline is now more vital than ever. With coronavirus being a truly global pandemic, we remain extremely concerned about the people of Lawra Municipal in Upper West, Ghana, where the impact of the crisis continues to exacerbate the extreme poverty that many live in. We remain agile, using creative ways to continue our work remotely where necessary; particularly to ensure the most vulnerable people we support have access to food, healthcare and other essential basic needs. Read about our Rebuild Campaign here – aiming to respond to urgent need, recover the damage, and rebuild for the future.

 

 

 

Transforming communities through empowerment

We work to reduce poverty in Lawra, rural Ghana, where the majority rely on subsistence farming and food is scarce for months at a time.

What we’ve been up to

Special Needs Awareness Programme

Hunger and isolation during Covid has been a major problem for our SNAP families, but we are now so pleased to be helping them to recover by restarting our monthly workshops for all three groups, and a twice weekly Play Scheme at our reopened Inclusion Centre.

Small Business Development Programme 

Following the difficult times brought by Covid, our innovative Integrated Training Plan for small businesses is back up and running, including the incredibly powerful mentoring process, and is more important than ever. Six of our fantastic VocATE apprentices will also be starting their own businesses early this year!

Access to Education Programme

It is fantastic to see many of the children of Lawra now back in school after long closures – we continue our advocacy work to help every child back to the classroom. We are also supporting eight girls from Biro JHS to go to Senior High School, the first ever girls from this school to attend SHS – an incredibly exciting step!

Meet the team

Looking after our fantastic staff, particularly during this difficult period, remains our priority. We’ve ensured all staff have hygiene packs to make sure that they are as safe as possible whilst at work, and have regular full team meetings to check in.

Our Impact

Provide 1000+ free
school meals per day

Helped 160+
disabled children

Provided over 100
business grants

How we work

We’re implementing a strategy of integrated programmes to tackle the cycle of poverty, which reach a broad cross-section of the community in defined rural areas. We call this strategy our ‘Hub Model’.

Our latest posts

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🌱 Clement is the leader of a group of farmers in Baazing, a very very rural community in the north of Lawra.

🍅 Many of the group are blind. They work together the grow food against all odds, all year round.

🌶 We are proud and grateful to be able to support these amazing people by providing annual financial support to their farm. We’ve been working with them for 6 years.

☀️Right now, they’re growing food, in the toughest of conditions, under a very hot sun. It’s lean season, the hungriest time of the year.

💦 Our cash grant helps them to purchase inputs and equipment, and make sure they have access to water. This makes it possible for their families to eat, and for excess produce to be sold at market.

💰 You can help us to continue this incredibly important work by making a donation via our website: www.ateghana.org
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🌱 Clement is the leader of a group of farmers in Baazing, a very very rural community in the north of Lawra. 

🍅 Many of the group are blind. They work together the grow food against all odds, all year round.

🌶  We are proud and grateful to be able to support these amazing people by providing annual financial support to their farm. We’ve been working with them for 6 years.

☀️Right now, they’re growing food, in the toughest of conditions, under a very hot sun. It’s lean season, the hungriest time of the year.

💦 Our cash grant helps them to purchase inputs and equipment, and make sure they have access to water. This makes it possible for their families to eat, and for excess produce to be sold at market. 

💰 You can help us to continue this incredibly important work by making a donation via our website: www.ateghana.org

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It's so amazing. Supporting the 'less privileged' and our pupils. ACTION THROUGH ENTERPRISE, Lawra is grateful!

Life changers indeed, congrats

You doing a great job for Lawra💪

Incredible work Action Through Enterprise - ATE

Wonderful 💪🙏

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Where does your donation go?

84p of every pound donated goes directly towards our project costs in Ghana, and the rest goes on making sure the charity runs effectively so that all that can happen. We are financially transparent and carefully monitor and evaluate our work to ensure that the money you donate is used in the best way possible.

Registered Charity: 1149988