We're creating opportunities for children and adults living in the poorest parts of Ghana


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 are extremely concerned about the people of Lawra Municipal in Upper West, Ghana at the border with Burkina Faso, where the majority of the population already live in extreme poverty. We are prepared, will adapt and use creative ways to continue our work remotely; particularly to ensure the most vulnerable people we support have access to food, healthcare and other essential basic needs. See our full statement and support our appeal.




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.

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 Impact

Provide 1000+ free
school meals per day

Helped 160+
disabled children

Provided over 100
business grants

What we’ve been up to

Special Needs Awareness Programme.
Our newly built Inclusion Centre, situated in the heart of Lawra, is host to a twice weekly SNAP Play Scheme for disabled children, and support services for their families, led by our amazing Play Scheme Co-ordinator Ernestina.

Amatus represents everything that is positive and hopeful about ATE. In less than one year, he has built a thriving Moisturiser cream business with support from ATE, employed two people, won a scholarship to study at University in Accra – and is planning to open a factory next year. And he’s only 19!

We’ve recently formally employed all 21 of our cooks! We are paying them a fair salary (all year round), as well as tax, social security and pension contributions. This empowers these hardworking women, giving them security and dignity.

Where does your donation go?

83p 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