Our Pandemic

Stories from Lawra

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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