We were delighted to welcome a delegation from the British High Commission in Ghana to our Inclusion Centre in Lawra this Tuesday. Paul Edwards, the Northern Ghana Attaché, Abraham Agoni, Political Officer for Northern Ghana, and Hamdalatu Yahaya, Administrative Officer, joined the ATE team in Lawra on the 16th May during a week-long visit to the northern regions of the country. They were greeted by a centre in action: our BizATE team were delivering a workshop with 14 small businesses and farmers; our SNAP team were carrying out activities with disabled children; and two of our headteachers had brought students to visit our computer suite as part of their IT lessons!
The ATE team spoke with the visitors about the key challenges in the region, what our work does to tackle them and opportunities for collaboration going forward. We discussed our unique approach to development – the Hub Model – and how we use it to have maximum impact on the interconnected problems that our rural communities face. We were thrilled to hear about the focus the British High Commission is placing on the north of Ghana, an area which has historically been the most marginalised, and look forward to developing further partnerships with organisations in the region to empower and uplift communities.
Of the visit, Deputy Director Kaamil said “It’s a historic visit from the British High Commission. Inspiring for us to meet with these important guests, to discuss issues where we can work together and lead to further growth of our organisation. We look forward to welcoming them back to Lawra in the future!”