My trip to Lawra, by Dee Anderson

This is the second time I have visited Lawra. The first was in 2014 when ATE was in its infancy. It has been wonderful to see how ATE has grown and developed since then. I had the great privilege of working with Ernestina and Kaamil, the SNAP staff. They both made me...

In the blink of an eye, we can change a life, or two

Recently, I was pottering around Lawra Town and a sweet young boy came over to me to tell me he was hungry. Despite the poverty we see across Upper West Ghana every day, it isn’t often I am asked approached in this way by children, which shows the desperation of...

Creating Magic

ATE are extremely fortunate to work with the supporters, staff and volunteers that we have as part of our wider organisational family. Donors and supporters provide us with the funds vital for our programmes, whilst staff and volunteers drive the impact forward. When...

An UpdATE, from Sarah Gardner

I am proud to be the Chief Executive of Action Through Enterprise, a small charity doing brilliant work in Lawra, Upper West Ghana. We empower communities and individuals to better their lives, we give the support that’s needed for bright motivated people to meet...

Change happens one person at a time

Each month ATE hosts three SNAP (Special Needs Awareness Programme) meetings across the Lawra District; the first Wednesday of each month, the Inclusion Centre hosts Lawra SNAP meeting. The second to last Saturday of the month, one of our partner schools, Dowine JHS...

What a day!

This week I shared the Iceberg Theory with the team in Ghana. It’s an interesting concept that can be transferable with its use. Its main message is around what you do versus what others see- often a job, a project or an outcome is seen by many (the visible), yet the...