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

Standing together through the coronavirus crisis

Defending livelihoods and building sustainable futures


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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4 days ago

Action Through Enterprise - ATE

We're proud to support aspiring entrepreneurs from training to setting up shop. That's why we were delighted to deliver grants to five fantastic VocATE graduates and two SNAP mothers this week 🎉

Milicent, Evelyn, Patricia, Margaret, Janet, Diana and Beatrice, all received support to take the next step and kickstart their enterprise.

But this is not goodbye yet! Our BizATE mentors will be working alongside them to help build the foundations of a strong and successful business.

Empowering people to take their future into their own hands is at the heart of what we do. We can't wait to watch them grow! 🙌🏾
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How wonderful to see ATE apprentices progress to business women. And well done to the SNAP mothers for taking on a new challenge. Good fortune to all of them.

Wonderful, important work which changes lives ❤️

Thanks ATE, this the way to build the local economy

Good move

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It's back to school this week for Karbo Primary School after the holidays! 📚

This morning, our resident cooks handled the breakfast rush like professionals. Attendance was high, so our team were busy with serving food and a little crowd control in-between!

Closure during the pandemic has made it a challenging year for the school, so it's fantastic to see so many are eager to kickstart their learning!

We also bumped into two of our Christmas card cover-stars, who were happy to receive a copy - better late than never!
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Good, next time observe Covid 19 protocols

ATE is doing good Bt our kids r not protected covid 19 is still here with us pls don't let our kids get covid 19 because of de name of ATE free food

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This hero, Ed Bond, has jumped from a plane today and raised over £700 for ATE 🪂 We’re so grateful and incredibly impressed!

There’s still time to sponsor him if you wish: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=EdwardBond&pageUrl=1&fbc...
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This hero, Ed Bond, has jumped from a plane today and raised over £700 for ATE 🪂 We’re so grateful and incredibly impressed!

There’s still time to sponsor him if you wish: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=EdwardBond&pageUrl=1&fbclid=IwAR0ZvdOxgJpTG3OdDy6uFZZeDYKWYwz5yOJypTSwTmQVmeBIrZMFLQqQy2EImage attachment

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So proud of my husband Edward Bond. So thankful the blue sky’s appeared so we could see him come down. X

That's part of a sustainable methodology in NGO fund mobilisation.

Good championship towards helping. More greace

Well done Ed ! You did very well.

Good afternoon

Well done Ed!!! Amazing!!

Well done Ed !


That is legendary.

Impressive way to help Action Through Enterprise - ATE

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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