We're creating opportunities for children and adults living in rural Ghana

Standing together through the coronavirus crisis

Defending livelihoods and building sustainable futures

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

Hunger and isolation during Covid has been a major problem for our SNAP families, but we are now so pleased to be helping them to recover by restarting our monthly workshops for all three groups, and a twice weekly Play Scheme at our reopened Inclusion Centre.

Small Business Development Programme 

Following the difficult times brought by Covid, our innovative Integrated Training Plan for small businesses is back up and running, including the incredibly powerful mentoring process, and is more important than ever. Six of our fantastic VocATE apprentices will also be starting their own businesses early this year!

Access to Education Programme

It is fantastic to see many of the children of Lawra now back in school after long closures – we continue our advocacy work to help every child back to the classroom. We are also supporting eight girls from Biro JHS to go to Senior High School, the first ever girls from this school to attend SHS – an incredibly exciting step!

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 regular 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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This year, we piloted a new programme - a very special one. With generous funding from Rotary Clubs in Wiltshire, and driven by the advocacy of Hub Manager Rexford Benon, seven girls from the most rural community that we work in started Senior High School.

We strongly believe that if girls from Lawra have access to opportunities, there will be no stopping their potential. All seven of these trailblazers are have now been at Senior High School all over the Upper West region for over 6 months - we are so proud of them, and excited for the impact that it will have on their communities. We can't wait to roll this scholarship programme out to other schools too!

#DayoftheGirl ♀️ #girlseducation #girlpower
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This year, we piloted a new programme - a very special one. With generous funding from Rotary Clubs in Wiltshire, and driven by the advocacy of Hub Manager Rexford Benon, seven girls from the most rural community that we work in started Senior High School. 

We strongly believe that if girls from Lawra have access to opportunities, there will be no stopping their potential. All seven of these trailblazers are have now been at Senior High School all over the Upper West region for over 6 months - we are so proud of them, and excited for the impact that it will have on their communities. We cant wait to roll this scholarship programme out to other schools too!

#DayoftheGirl ♀️ #girlseducation #girlpowerImage attachmentImage attachment

Low school completion rates and youth unemployment are acute problems in Lawra Municipal, and opportunities for education and training are even further out of reach for young women, due to poverty and gender inequality. Our VocATE programme provides vulnerable young women with vocational training through the form of a supported apprenticeship with a small business owner.

We are excited to be supporting a second batch of young women later this year - giving them the skills, confidence and belief to achieve their dreams! 🌟

#DayoftheGirl #apprenticeships
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Low school completion rates and youth unemployment are acute problems in Lawra Municipal, and opportunities for education and training are even further out of reach for young women, due to poverty and gender inequality. Our VocATE programme provides vulnerable young women with vocational training through the form of a supported apprenticeship with a small business owner.

We are excited to be supporting a second batch of young women later this year - giving them the skills, confidence and belief to achieve their dreams! 🌟 

#DayoftheGirl  #apprenticeships

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Please lets try to equal the opportunities as well. Your write up contains indicators that's clearly hindering the growth of youth within the Municipality. We gonna like you reinforce attention into mitigating hurdles of Male-youth of not being proactive in taking up such apprenticeship programs. The cage seems not eaten by all. Because, the margin of youth employment rate minus low efforts to ensuing life's is marvelous... We appreciate your effort as an NGO but collective aware you can outcast this challenge

Giving hope to the hopeless. keep up the good work Action Through Enterprise - ATE

Love this Photo, Janet is such a hero ❤️

Wow she looks happier than before, thanks ATE

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"I have been a student in a village like these children before where my parents didn't know anything about pads. It was a hell for me so I absent myself from school. In fact, me being part of this project is a dream come true. It makes me feel like a role model for these students. Words can't express how I feel when I get to the schools and these girls are ready waiting to receive pads with so much excitement. I really appreciate our work on this, which gives these girls hope and confidence to take their learning seriously." Charity Kyekpo, ATE Hub Assistant

Charity manages our sanitary pads project and works closely with the girls at our schools, ensuring that they have the knowledge as well as the materials for a dignified period which doesn't get in the way of their education. She is a powerful role model and we are so happy to have her in our team, passionately advocating for the rights of girls in Lawra.

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I have been a student in a village like these children before where my parents didnt know anything about pads. It was a hell for me so I absent myself from school. In fact, me being part of this project is a dream come true. It makes me feel like a role model for these students. Words cant express how I feel when I get to the schools and these girls are ready waiting to receive pads with so much excitement. I really appreciate our work on this, which gives these girls hope and confidence to take their learning seriously. Charity Kyekpo, ATE Hub Assistant

Charity manages our sanitary pads project and works closely with the girls at our schools, ensuring that they have the knowledge as well as the materials for a dignified period which doesnt get in the way of their education. She is a powerful role model and we are so happy to have her in our team, passionately advocating for the rights of girls in Lawra. 

#DayoftheGirl ♀️ #girladvocate #girlseducationImage attachment

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JUDAH I MUSIC PRODUCTION AND PROMOTIONS WILL COLLABORATE IN THIS REGARD BY RAISING MORE AWARENESS AND POSSIBLY FUNDS SUPPORT 🙏 THANKS TO ATE,LONG LIVE ATE AND IT'S TEAM

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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