Creating opportunities for children and adults living in rural Ghana

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.

We’re changing lives

Children supported to access an education

1,887 children across seven schools fed free school meals, provided with learning materials and support since 2013.

Helped 170+ disabled children

170 marginalised disabled children and their families reached to overcome isolation across three support groups.

Provided over 100 business grants

102 small businesses supported to kick start sustainable enterprises since 2012, including 11 dry season farms, and 9 female apprentices.

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.’

Where does your donation go?

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.

82p goes directly towards project costs in Ghana

12p is spent on fundraising

6p is spent on adminstration costs

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!

Our latest posts

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Today was our Monthly Meeting in Tanchara for disabled children and their families. As in all of our 6 monthly community meetings, it was busy! Today, we:

👧🏽 Facilitated play activities for the children
🙋🏽‍♀️Educated the mothers on how to make nutritious porridge with locally sourced ingredients
🚲 Gave bikes to families who need them - these are essential to ensure mothers can work and children can get to school
👨🏿‍🦽Provided new wheelchairs to four children who needed them

Every element of our work makes a huge difference 💚

All captions on photos are directly from Lawra Staff who carried out the work today.
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Lots of life changing work!💪🙏

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Very impressive!

Absolutely amazing

Great job 👍

Very impressive!

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“The provision of learning materials has helped improve learners attendance and regularity to school. I asked some of the pupils, and they said and I quote; “Why will I stay at home when I have everything I need to be in school?" This makes me think deeply of ATE work.”
Assistant Headteacher of Kunyukuo JHS
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“The provision of learning materials has helped improve learners attendance and regularity to school. I asked some of the pupils, and they said and I quote; “Why will I stay at home when I have everything I need to be in school? This makes me think deeply of ATE work.” 
Assistant Headteacher of Kunyukuo JHS

New crutches for 11 year old Desmond today 💚 ... See MoreSee Less

New crutches for 11 year old Desmond today 💚
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