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 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
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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8 years on from beginning to support this wonderful school, it’s so heart warming to see Karbo Primary full of happy children, in education and enjoying ATE free school meals. Our commitment is longterm, our impact is huge ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

8 years on from beginning to support this wonderful school, it’s so heart warming to see Karbo Primary full of happy children, in education and enjoying ATE free school meals. Our commitment is longterm, our impact is huge ❤️Image attachment

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So good to see these children attending school.

The good intervention! There is a direct correlation between feeding and learning and that, Action Through Enterprise - ATE got it right

Nothing makes life sweeter than making people happy......especially the less-privileged and young ones within our communities. Great job done! #ATE #EducATE #Schoolfeeding

God bless ATE

#Really Huge💪

Good job

Great

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Schools are OPEN!

We’re so delighted to welcome our 1000 children back to school this week. After nearly a year of closures, seeing them eat, laugh and learn is pure joy.

Many of them have had a tough time with hunger, hard physical work, and dangerous journeys south to find employment. BUT, they are back. Back in education, safely home, heading for a brighter future.
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Schools are OPEN!

We’re so delighted to welcome our 1000 children back to school this week. After nearly a year of closures, seeing them eat, laugh and learn is pure joy. 

Many of them have had a tough time with hunger, hard physical work, and dangerous journeys south to find employment. BUT, they are back. Back in education, safely home, heading for a brighter future.

Comment on Facebook

Fantastic

Such a good day!

Good but learn hard

Great

And everybody looks so happy to there!

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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