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The Plight of a Disabled Farming Group in Lissa

I had the unique privilege to visit some  farmers who are into Dry Season Farming. Spending time with farmers, on the farm, learning about their work was an eye-opening experience. Lissa farming group was one of the farms I visited. This is a farming group of disabled...

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Rufina’s Story – Small Business Owner

The impact of Coronavirus is being felt by all businesses around the world. To help us understand the economic impact of COVID-19 in Lawra, the ATE team have been out in the community, talking with all of our small businesses, monitoring how they have been affected by...

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Olivia’s Story – Student at Biro JHS

The longest vacation period basic schools have in Ghana here is after the third term. This is the period between early August to early September. A time students really long for. They buy the books, uniforms, school sandals, school bags, and basic home necessities by...

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Ali’s Story – Small Business Owner

The virus, COVID-19, has had a huge impact on our daily personal lives and businesses. Markets were closed, borders closed, restaurants shut, buses parked and long distance travels terminated. It was a long, unproductive but resource consuming months. These months...

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Solomon’s Story – Student at Bagri Junction JHS

This is Viezie Solomon a form two boy of Bagri Junction Junior High School. He has to burn charcoal to make vital funds during this season, while the schools are closed. He is scared to go back to school even if the ban on schools is lifted, due to the coronavirus....

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Agnes’ Story – Small Business Owner

Agnes Kyile is one of the most determined young and enterprising people we support. She is a hairdresser and her hairdressing business was on the peak of progress. I could confidently say she would have made a sustainable business. She had constant flow of customers...

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Atuolokuu’s Story – SNAP Mother

Atuolokuu is one of the members of our SNAP (Special Needs Awareness Programme) Lawra group - she is the mother of a sixteen year old disabled child. She deals with firewood and farming, for herself and her family's survival. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on...

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The impact of COVID-19 on school children

Education forms an essential part of our everyday life, which goes beyond what takes place within the four walls of the classroom – it could be formal, informal or non-formal. These different types of education sometimes take place in varied ways, and in varied...

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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.

#DayoftheGirl ♀️ #girladvocate #girlseducation
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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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