Creating opportunities Encouraging ambition Bringing hope

Join us in raising £100,000 to expand our work in Upper West Ghana!

Ambition and Hope in Upper West Ghana

We have to raise £100,000 to fulfil demand in Lawra and our new district of Nandom – people are hungry for change and we can’t let them down. See what our work means to them in our new campaign film – and join us in our ambitious, hopeful mission to bring positive change.

Thank you.

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

New base almost complete!

It’s happening! Construction of the new Inclusion Centre in Nandom is almost complete, with a new roof on and interior work underway. The finished building will be the heart of our work in Nandom – where we will run workshops for disabled children and their carers, training for small business owners and – eventually – an IT suite. We are so excited to see the new centre full of children laughing and playing with their friends.

We start work this spring with the recruitment of a Hub Manager and two disability programme coordinators who will spend a month shadowing our team in Lawra and then return to Nandom to kickstart the projects in their own community. Exciting times!

 

 

 

 

 

Businesses set for success

Our Inclusion Centre in Lawra was a hive of activity last month as 29 entrepreneurs joined us over two days of business skills training. Our brilliant team of trainers use interactive, engaging, peer-led facilitation techniques that are vibrant, fun and promote meaningful learning – all delivered in the local language. Margaret, a business owner who has recently graduated from the programme, told us: “It’s not just the money, it’s what you have taught me.”

One of the sessions was a team favourite – “The Business Game” – a day-long role-playing activity, devised by our co-founder Charles Gardner, which is both highly effective in developing skills and leaves participants in hysterics! We can’t wait for the next session.

 

 

 

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Our Nandom Inclusion Centre is COMPLETE!

We have turned a disused government building into this beautiful, accessible space that will soon be the centre of our work in Nandom! We are so excited to get started and see the dream of taking ATE to a brand new Municipality become reality.

Thank you to Nandom Municipal Assembly for partnering with us and providing the building, so much gratitude to our generous donors for making this project possible, and a huge well done to Kaamil Issahaku for project managing this with incredible calm precision.

ATE is growing, and we could not be more excited about it 💚
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Our Nandom Inclusion Centre is COMPLETE! 

We have turned a disused government building into this beautiful, accessible space that will soon be the centre of our work in Nandom! We are so excited to get started and see the dream of taking ATE to a brand new Municipality become reality.

Thank you to Nandom Municipal Assembly for partnering with us and providing the building, so much gratitude to our generous donors for making this project possible, and a huge well done to Kaamil Issahaku for project managing this with incredible calm precision.

ATE is growing, and we could not be more excited about it 💚

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Amazing news!🙏🎉

Good job. Putting smiles in the faces of the needy

Congratulations it looks great 👍🏻

Wow thus great news

Wow great news for my people in Nandom

This is fantastic news and I believe community folks will be super excited to join your intervention.

Great job 👏

Amazing ❤️❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Congratulations.

Congratulations team!

Another important milestone! Well done Kaamil Issahaku

Congrats 🍾

Good job 👍🤛

Well done ATE

Impressive 👍

More fireworks 💥

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Kicking off the new term with business training for our latest batch of entrepreneurs!

Todays workshop was hinged on understanding profit and maximising income through marketing. It was an interactive as well as educative session, that provided valuable insights on how to calculate profit and ultimately run a successful small business.

Thank you to our fab business owners for engaging in such an informative and engaging session! And our outstanding staff for providing such incredible interactive training.
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Great session!👍

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Wonderful

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💚 Help us bring Ambition and Hope to Upper West Ghana 💚

We have to raise £100,000 this March to fulfil the demand in both Lawra and Nandom – the people are hungry for change and we can’t let them down. Join us in our ambitious, hopeful mission, and positive change can and will come.

You can make a gift here: bit.ly/ambitionandhope

Please consider making a donation to this vital appeal, and sharing our beautiful video with your friends and network. Thank you so much.
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