Creating opportunities Encouraging ambition Bringing hope

We work with rural communities in Upper West Ghana, tackling poverty and changing lives through education, enterprise and inclusion

With the help of ATE I can be a role model, because we are the first girls to go to Senior High School from my village.” Lucy, Biro

Hear from the inspiring Lucy and others from Lawra as they talk about how Action Through Enterprise has brought opportunity, ambition and hope to Upper West Ghana for more than ten years.

Change through education

We work with 9 schools, providing meals, educational resources and sanitary products that enable pupils to learn on full stomachs and with dignity. So far, we’ve helped more than 3000 young people access education. Olivia (above) goes to Bagri Junior High and appreciates the monthly sanitary pads provision:

“It helps us come to school. We girls are much happier.”

Change through enterprise

We have backed 135 small businesses with grants, training and mentoring, enabling them to become sustainable and profitable. Forty-eight girls (including 7 with disabilities) have learnt a trade through our apprenticeship scheme. Barikisu (above) runs one of 24 ATE-backed dry season farms:

“ATE gave me all I needed to succeed.”

Change through inclusion

We bringing disabled children into the light, challenging stigma and enabling them to learn and laugh. Our SNAP disability project supports 600 children and carers across 6 locations, providing education, equipment, medication, advocacy and lots of joy. Tierto (above, with Julita and Charles) says:

“The main reason I love SNAP meetings is I know I am not alone. I have learnt new things, I worry much less, life has improved.”

How we work

We’ve developed a unique approach to tackling poverty, integrating our key areas of work into a dynamic model based around community hubs. It puts local people and local leadership 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.

83p 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.

10p 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.

7p 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.

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Today we welcome a new Hub Manager to the ATE Team! We're so excited to have Gafar join us in our fight against poverty. His wealth of experience and passion for change is just what need in our next phase of growth.

'I'm Umar Abdul-Gafar, a passionate advocate for community development and equality in education, with a special focus on the Lawra area. As a firm believer in the power of education, I joined ATE (Action Through Enterprise) to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Lawra. I'm dedicated to eradicating poverty and promoting equal opportunities for all. Together with the incredible team at ATE, i will help various programs and initiatives that empower the community through education, healthcare, and livelihood support. I'm excited to contribute my skills and knowledge to this meaningful cause and work towards a brighter future for Lawra. I’m happy to join hands and make a difference together!'

You can see our fantastic full team at: ateghana.org/our-team/
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Today we welcome a new Hub Manager to the ATE Team! Were so excited to have Gafar join us in our fight against poverty. His wealth of experience and passion for change is just what need in our next phase of growth.

Im Umar Abdul-Gafar, a passionate advocate for community development and equality in education, with a special focus on the Lawra area. As a firm believer in the power of education, I joined ATE (Action Through Enterprise) to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Lawra. Im dedicated to eradicating poverty and promoting equal opportunities for all. Together with the incredible team at ATE, i will help various programs and initiatives that empower the community through education, healthcare, and livelihood support. Im excited to contribute my skills and knowledge to this meaningful cause and work towards a brighter future for Lawra. I’m happy to join hands and make a difference together!

You can see our fantastic full team at: https://ateghana.org/our-team/

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Congratulations

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Congratulations Gafar and welcome to the team!🎉

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Happy Friday!
We've had a hugely busy few days and are VERY excited for the weekend. This week we have:

📚 Helped 859 get to school each day by cooking 4575 school lunches
👩🏾‍💼 Facilitated 2 days of inspirational training for 22 entrepreneurs
💊 Delivered life changing medication to 35 children
🛖 Visited 3 vulnerable families in their homes, supporting vital needs and providing support
👶🏿 Enjoyed a monthly meeting with our disabled children and their families in Bagri
🤝 Conducted final interviews and found a fab new Hub Manager who starts on Monday!
💬 Made wonderful connections at Hungerford Rotary Club
💰 Had the promise of a wonderful & much needed donation from a generous trust
🧱 Made incredible progress on our Nandom Inclusion Centre and are just weeks away from completion
👓 Provided 4 people with prescription glasses

… plus hundreds of other things including: grant applications, event organising, policy reviews, team meetings, difficult decisions and proud moments. Happy Weekend everyone - phew!
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Happy Friday!
Weve had a hugely busy few days and are VERY excited for the weekend. This week we have:

📚 Helped 859 get to school each day by cooking 4575 school lunches
👩🏾‍💼 Facilitated 2 days of inspirational training for 22 entrepreneurs 
💊 Delivered life changing medication to 35 children
🛖 Visited 3 vulnerable families in their homes, supporting vital needs and providing support
👶🏿 Enjoyed a monthly meeting with our disabled children and their families in Bagri
🤝 Conducted final interviews and found a fab new Hub Manager who starts on Monday!
💬 Made wonderful connections at Hungerford Rotary Club
💰 Had the promise of a wonderful & much needed donation from a generous trust
🧱 Made incredible progress on our Nandom Inclusion Centre and are just weeks away from completion
👓 Provided 4 people with prescription glasses

… plus hundreds of other things including: grant applications, event organising, policy reviews, team meetings, difficult decisions and proud moments. Happy Weekend everyone - phew!

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Lovely updates. Great strides ATE.

Lots of progress and interventions!🙏

All in one ❤️ busy week indeed 🙌🏻🙅we pray for more

More grace for life transformation

Great week it was

More grace to continue with the good works

Action oriented organization. Good works there for Mother Ghana 🇬🇭

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Delivery of epilepsy medication for our disabled children causes great JOY for their parents! The 35 children we support with monthly medication now have significantly reduced symptoms, which means they can go to school, play and are more easily accepted by their communities.

High impact, simple, low cost work spearheaded by Gala Helen 💚
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Delivery of epilepsy medication for our disabled children causes great JOY for their parents! The 35 children we support with monthly medication now have significantly reduced symptoms, which means they can go to school, play and are more easily accepted by their communities.

High impact, simple, low cost work spearheaded by Gala Helen 💚Image attachment

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Great work 💥

All thanks to ATE for the every time provision ❤️❤️❤️

Great job

ATE the generational changer. Up and mission achievers 🙏🙏🙏

That is such good news!

Gala Helen You're a hero

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