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

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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In 2012, Mary Karbo, the then head teacher at Karbo Primary School said ‘we need help to feed these children’. ATE was created to enable the community to do just that.

9 years later, whilst their children eat breakfast, parents at that same school collect fire wood for the school kitchen 🔥

Local decision making is at the heart of all of our work. All of our programmes are in partnership with the community, and in direct response to requests.
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In 2012, Mary Karbo, the then head teacher at Karbo Primary School said ‘we need help to feed these children’. ATE was created to enable the community to do just that. 

9 years later, whilst their children eat breakfast, parents at that same school collect fire wood for the school kitchen 🔥 

Local decision making is at the heart of all of our work. All of our programmes are in partnership with the community, and in direct response to requests.Image attachment

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Great work ATE!

Great job

Great Job 💪✌️

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We are recruiting for two exciting positions in our Lawra team! These roles are perfect for hardworking, honest, enthusiastic people with real passion for community lead development work, keen to make a difference and work with an impactful NGO. Candidates must be fluent in Dagaare.

Please share with your networks with to help us to find the very best candidates to join our wonderful team!

ateghana.org/recruitment-of-hub-manager-and-hub-assistant/
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We are recruiting for two exciting positions in our Lawra team! These roles are perfect for hardworking, honest, enthusiastic people with real passion for community lead development work, keen to make a difference and work with an impactful NGO. Candidates must be fluent in Dagaare. 

Please share with your networks with to help us to find the very best candidates to join our wonderful team!

https://ateghana.org/recruitment-of-hub-manager-and-hub-assistant/

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I'm interested but I don't understand dagaare

How can one be recruited. I have the interest working with you please

How can one be recruited in ur organization.

Am interested 0245845991

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To help our small businesses recover from the pandemic, we're providing small grants and increased support. For our entrepreneurs, a cash injection will enable them to innovate, rebuild, and make profits to feed their families. ... See MoreSee Less

To help our small businesses recover from the pandemic, were providing small grants and increased support. For our entrepreneurs, a cash injection will enable them to innovate, rebuild, and make profits to feed their families.

Comment on Facebook

God Job may the good Lord continue your organization

Long live ATE

God continue to see ATE through out it's struggle to put food on the table of the vulnerable citizenry.

Great

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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