We're creating opportunities for children and adults living in the poorest parts of 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 are extremely concerned about the people of Lawra Municipal in Upper West, Ghana, where the crisis continues to exacerbate the extreme poverty that many live in. We will continue to be agile and to 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 statement , Covid-19 Response Timeline and read about our appeal here.

 

 

 

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
Our normal SNAP activities may be postponed, but the needs of our members are more vital than ever. Our SNAP team have been making regular distributions of food, soap and masks to the families of disabled children, and providing hygiene demonstrations – in April they reached 76 families.

Small Business Development Programme ATE seamstresses Mercy and Theresa have made a total of 790 masks so far which have been distributed to ATE staff and the most vulnerable in the community. We’re thrilled to be able to support businesses to adapt, and even thrive, in such difficult circumstances.

        Access to Education Programme         We have distributed food, soap and masks to students at our most rural schools who have been significantly affected by the school closures. In rural communities, with the lean season in full swing, most children are only eating a maximum of once a day. Thanks to donations to our Emergency Appeal, and funding from Ghana School Aid, we’ve been able to support these communities.

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 weekly (online!) 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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We're delighted to have supported another entrepreneur to become a successful and sustainable ATE Small Business Owner 🥳

From ATE, Ali has had a cash grant, 12 months of mentoring, and vibrant group training sessions. He now runs an excellent business which supports a large family group, and he has exciting plans for the future.

Well done to Ali, and to his amazing ATE mentor, Rexford Benon.
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Were delighted to have supported another entrepreneur to become a successful and sustainable ATE Small Business Owner 🥳

From ATE, Ali has had a cash grant, 12 months of mentoring, and vibrant group training sessions. He now runs an excellent business which supports a large family group, and he has exciting plans for the future. 

Well done to Ali, and to his amazing ATE mentor, Rexford Benon.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Really this man is such a great mentor and an inspiring entrepreneur I have ever known.#Many thanks to you and your Team at ATE #Your support is impacting Lives #More Grease To your elbows ATE #God bless you ATE.

Wow, ATE is really impacting lives. Kudos to the ATE Team.

#Goodluck to Ali and Amazing job done Rexford Benon✌️

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Calling all daredevils!

On 21st of November, you could throw yourself out of a plane and descend over the stunning Oxfordshire countryside, whilst raising much needed funds to help the family of a disabled child recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

ATE will fund all costs and provide support, if you can commit to fundraising £500. We'll even come on the day to video you!

Contact us if you're interested! ✈️ 🪂
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Calling all daredevils!

On 21st of November, you could throw yourself out of a plane and descend over the stunning Oxfordshire countryside, whilst raising much needed funds to help the family of a disabled child recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

ATE will fund all costs and provide support, if you can commit to fundraising £500. Well even come on the day to video you!

Contact us if youre interested! ✈️ 🪂

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Go on. You know you want to! I did and it was amazing! Go for it.!

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We were delighted to hold a SNAP Lawra meeting this week - under different circumstances, but providing the same support, advice and friendship.

Seeing our families of disabled children back in the Inclusion Centre is really heartening, but they have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic - 98% of SNAP carers can't afford the basic needs of their families.

To support these families with a food package, see bit.ly/aterebuild
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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