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1 day ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Kiki has spent the past 6 weeks volunteering with us in Ghana.

She spent time teaching KG1 at our partner school as well as coaching the girls at @streettoschoolla

The girls have loved the opportunity to play football, and most of them have gone on to be selected to represent their schools in just a few weeks. We can't wait to carry on with girls football every Friday!

Thankyou @kikivanmanen for inspiring us #girlssportsp#girlsteams#girlsg#thisgirlcanr#genderequalitya#changinglivesl#femaleempowermentr#volunteern#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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Kiki has spent the past 6 weeks volunteering with us in Ghana. 

She spent time teaching KG1 at our partner school as well as coaching the girls at @streettoschoolla

The girls have loved the opportunity to play football, and most of them have gone on to be selected to represent their schools in just a few weeks. We cant wait to carry on with girls football every Friday! 

Thankyou @kikivanmanen for inspiring us πŸ’“  

#girlssports #girlsteam #girls #thisgirlcan #genderequality #changinglives #femaleempowerment #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachmentImage attachment
5 days ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Our amazing Trustee @cattyisobel and her family are visiting us this week. Check our her thoughts on being back in Ghana.

"I’m home!

The dusty streets, vibrant life, smiles and laughter, music pumping loudly, animals roaming free and the smell of street food.

The realness of life here. The reality that every day is a blessing.

Coming back to Ghana always shows me about our deepest need of humans to be present, to find humour, connection and resilience in order to overcome.

And yet how we all have so much to learn. We have all the answers, but must discover them from different people, situations along our path.

And it’s always such a privilege to spend time with @akwaabavolunteers who know every soul they touch, they pay attention to everything, and provide such a safe and grounding presence to hundreds in the community.

It’s been such a gift to be with you and every human & animal you are connected to this week!"
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I’ve had the best time ♥️ thank you for the most phenomenal week

1 week ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Sending love from us to you on valentines day ❀️

#happyvalentinesday
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2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Weekends on Lake Volta

#volunteer #volunteeringhana #LakeVolta #lake #canoe #boatride #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Weekends on Lake Volta 

#volunteer #volunteeringhana #lakevolta #Lake #canoe #boatride #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A little bit of life from the past week ....

1) Godson enjoying his breakfast provided by us
2) The future of netball and the first win of the year
3) Library time
4) First day of our new breakfast project
5) New desks for a new school term
6) Training time, doing it the Ghana way
7) Match day for the U8 boys
8) Coach @kikivanmanen and her assistant
9) Kendrick and Doris
10) Extra reading at Street to school

#volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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3 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Introducing our two new sewing students, Blessing and Nicholina, and our wonderful sewing teacher πŸͺ‘

Still super proud of this project, not only is it giving girls a new skill but it's keeping them safe and teaching them how to use their skills to start their own small business#skillsk#sewinge#sewingschoolc#newstudentsd#changinglivesl#tailoringo#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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Introducing our two new sewing students, Blessing and Nicholina, and our wonderful sewing teacher πŸͺ‘

Still super proud of this project, not only is it giving girls a new skill but its keeping them safe and teaching them how to use their skills to start their own small businesses!

#skills #sewing #sewingschool #newstudents #changinglives #tailoring #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
4 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

✨ MEET MAWUCO ✨

Mawuco is one of the students who has been awarded a scholarship for her hard work and participation in our projects.

Mawuco is in year 6 at school and came 1st in her class in the latest exams. She is also the U13 Netball captain at Street to school.

Mawuco has been part of Street to School since the very beginning of the girls program back in 2019 and before that would come to classes on Mondays too. At the beginning of the 2023 school year we enrolled her at our partner school so she could get the very best support and education.

We are honoured to be a part of her journey and you could be too. If you would like to sponsor a child, send us a message!

Every month we will introduce you to another one of the kids we support ❀️

#scholarship #education #changinglives #netball #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Congratulations Mawuco, you should feel very very proud.

1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The first @streettoschoolla outreach of the year.

Making sure all the kids have a valid health insurance card for 2024 πŸ’ͺ🏽

A valid health insurance card = access to health care all year round

#outreach #healthcare #thefirstofmany #oneteamonedream #HealthIsWealth #community #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Back to business as usual at school this week!

#teaching #education #volunteer #volunteeringhana #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Back to business as usual at school this week!

#teaching #education #volunteer #volunteeringhana #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

THEODORA ✨

A very quick update for all of you who supported and ask of her. She is doing great, she loved her barbie that she got for Christmas and has loved having her brother and sisters at home over the holidays

Her next review is at the end of January so keeping everything crossed for good news

In the meantime we are enjoying pizza and ice cream today πŸ•πŸ§
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THEODORA ✨

A very quick update for all of you who supported and ask of her. She is doing great, she loved her barbie that she got for Christmas and has loved having her brother and sisters at home over the holidays

Her next review is at the end of January so keeping everything crossed for good news

In the meantime we are enjoying pizza and ice cream today πŸ•πŸ§Image attachmentImage attachment
1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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Lovely seeing them all immersed in reading!

Things I love to see

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Which weekend adventure would you choose?

πŸ›ž Quad biking
🐘 Safari in Northern Ghana
πŸ’ Visit the monkey forest
πŸ₯Ύ Hiking at Lake Volta
🐴 Horse riding on the beach

#newyear #NewAdventures #weekendtrip #volunteer #volunteeringhana #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Merry Christmas from our family to yours πŸŽ„

Our annual Christmas parties at @billa_futureleadersschool and @streettoschoolla were the perfect end to the year.

Every child also went home with a Christmas gift from Spread Some Sunshine Charity and Sal's Shoes 🎁

πŸ“Έ π‘πˆπ‚π‡πŒπŽππƒ π€π’π‡πˆπ€ PRODUCTIONS
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I love this πŸ₯° Merry Christmas! πŸŽ…

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Twas the night before Christmas and....

..... We have had restocked the library with hundreds of new books for the kids to read through the Christmas holidays and 2024.

With the help of our very own Christmas elves

πŸ“š Donated by PASS Abu Dhabi - Soccer School, Helen Farmer | The Mothership @becksball48 @oystatechnology

#christmasiscoming #christmaseve #christmas #library #literacy #reading #books #childrensbooks #gift #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We did it! πŸ‘Š

Team Akwaaba smashed their first @adnocadmarathon

So grateful to all the crazy people from @passabudhabi for setting this crazy challenge for us. Especially @leo_of_arabia_golden_retreiver & @shepherd_louise & @phil.clarke.9847 for running with us every step of the way. You guys are amazing ✨

The best cheer squad in the world who got up at 4.30am to support us and who we could hear cheering from kms away!

And of course our ambassador @19tmb, @nortonhel @sethrey1471 and the best photographer in the world @fjwest_films for being there with us today and every other day too.

And finally to everyone who has donated. You guys helped keep us motivated and determined and we couldn't believe we had doubled our target once we had crossed the finish line.

Now time to celebrate πŸŽ‰
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Legends ! Well done looking great

congratulations

Yay!!! Amazing ! Well done you superstars! Xxx

YOU GUYS ARE JUST INCREDIBLE!!!! beyond proud of you, you smashed it, and look at those smiles. You are a true inspiration for us all, changing lives wherever you go xxx

Well done guys, amazing! xxx

Amazing accomplishment well done! 🀩

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2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

An update on Theadora for you guys ✨

Thanks to all of your wonderful support Theadora is still undergoing treatment and her parents are really happy with how it's going so far. Her next review is in January so we are keeping everything crossed for good news 🀞

We took Theodora a new princess dress, a Teddy bear to take to her appointments and an early Christmas present which she opened immediately to find a Barbie doll to play with whilst she is off school 😊

We couldnt do it without you guys!
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An update on Theadora for you guys ✨

Thanks to all of your wonderful support Theadora is still undergoing treatment and her parents are really happy with how its going so far. Her next review is in January so we are keeping everything crossed for good news 🀞

We took Theodora a new princess dress, a Teddy bear to take to her appointments and an early Christmas present which she opened immediately to find a Barbie doll to play with whilst she is off school 😊

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You are amazing guys! And well done Theadora - you are so brave!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A week ago today we were exploring Cape coast with year 7 ✨

We headed to Kakum National Park first where the kids took on the canopy walk above the national park, fair to say they smashed it. Followed by a trip to Cape Coast Castle to learn about Ghana's history.

We are off on another adventure tomorrow with our smaller friends.... Any guesses where we are goi#adventuren#schooltripl#excursionr#daytripy#roadtripd#schooldayo#dayouta#picnici#canopywalky#backtonaturea#castlea#capecoastc#GoldCoastc#historys#volunteern#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Monday at Street to school

Yesterday we set the kids a competition to make the strongest spaghetti bridge

Check it out
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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Monday morning music class with @marjorielieben

We love to see how much the kids have learnt over the last 2 months and how much they are enjoying music 🎢

#musiclesson #music #teaching #volunteer #volunteeringhana #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Monday morning music class with @marjorielieben

We love to see how much the kids have learnt over the last 2 months and how much they are enjoying music 🎢

#musiclesson #music #teaching #volunteer #volunteeringhana #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A little update on our library and vocational center ✨

πŸ“š The library is still being used by the kids every day and has become a safe place for the kids to hang out, play games, read and do their homework!

🧡 The girls in the sewing center are doing an amazing job. So far they have all learnt to use the electric sewing machines, have sewn their first school uniforms, are making some special bags for you guys and will be designing their own clothes next week!

Thankyou again to @tecsocialize, @nataliecrampton @19tmb for making our dreams a reality.

#librarylife #library #reading #stories #books #bookworm #sewingschool #sewing #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy #givingtuesday

What better way to celebrate than giving out some pretty special Sal's Shoes to some of the wonderful kids at @billa_futureleadersschool

We had new shoes, first shoes, light up shoes, sparkly shoes, running shoes, school shoes and rain shoes πŸ‘£

We love giving these pre loved shoes a new life and who doesn't love new shoes!

#newshoes #schoolshoes #smile #preloved #donation #partner #givingback #togetherwecandomore #school #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Match day for the boys this weekend.

The @streettoschoolla u13, u15 and u17 will be playing this afternoon πŸ’ͺ

Lets see if they put what they have learnt this week at training to the test!

#matchday #footballers #footballteam #MoreThanAGame #players #weekend #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Match day for the boys this weekend.

The @streettoschoolla u13, u15 and u17 will be playing this afternoon πŸ’ͺ

Lets see if they put what they have learnt this week at training to the test!

#matchday #footballers #footballteam #morethanagame #players #weekend #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

And the winner of the @billa_futureleadersschool recycling competition is.....

Year 7 πŸ₯‡

Well done for all your work to keep the school, sports ground and homes tidy and plastic free.

The competition might be over but we will still be recycling in the school ♻️

Watch this space as we head for our school excursion next Friday!

#recycle #recycling #reusereducerecycle #competition #school #winners #plasticfree #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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And the winner of the @billa_futureleadersschool recycling competition is.....

Year 7 πŸ₯‡

Well done for all your work to keep the school, sports ground and homes tidy and plastic free.

The competition might be over but we will still be recycling in the school ♻️

Watch this space as we head for our school excursion next Friday!

#recycle #recycling #reusereducerecycle #competition #school #winners #plasticfree #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Derrick setting the vibes for the week!

Happy Monday 🩡

#mondaymood
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Derrick setting the vibes for the week!

Happy Monday 🩡

#mondaymood
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Have you ever seen a school eating competition?

Welcome to the @billa_futureleadersschool eating competition highlights. Each class was represented by one boy and one girl and had to eat their Gari (cassava) soakings as fast as possible.

Turn the volume up to hear the support from the rest of the school!
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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

*** WE NEED YOUR HELP ***

Meet Theodora. She is 6 and goes to @billa_futureleadersschool. After suffering from an eye problem for just over a year after accidentally being hit in the eye with a pencil, she has sadly been diagnosed with eye cancer.

Yesterday on our stories we asked for your help and have already been able to raise an amazing amount of money for her chemotherapy. Thankyou to everyone who sent wishes and donations, we will make sure Theodora and her family gets them all!

If you would like to donate to help her, please let us know by sending a message. We know there is so much going on in the world right now but this little girl lights up a room when she walks in and she really deserves a bright future!
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4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Another weekend adventure to the Volta region of Ghana!

Did you know Wli waterfalls is the highest in West Africa? Not a bad place for a swim

πŸ’§Wli Waterfalls
⛰️ Mount Afadjato
πŸ’ Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

#travel #weekend #travelwithpurpose #adventure #Waterfall #hiking #wildlife #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Awesome πŸ’—

4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The reason we love our volunteers πŸ’œ

"I am very grateful to have been able to learn about the ghanian culture and people. This trip truly made me learn a lot about others but also about myself. The people there were amazing the kids you and the other volunteers and I was really amazed by the positivity of everyone especially the kids even with that much difficulty.

The project you have set up is really beautiful and I admire you both a lot for what you did there. It is very reassuring and touching to see that people give so much to help others and to bring joy. "

#volunteer #volunteeringhana
#givingback #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We asked our sewing girls why they chose to join our vocational sewing initiative!

Swipe across to hear their reasons why! The girls are now 3 weeks into sewing classes and today they will be sewing their first school uniforms for the new students enrolled in school!
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4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The @streettoschoolla OG's celebraπ‘πˆπ‚π‡πŒπŽππƒ π€π’π‡πˆπ€ PRODUCTIONSashia

One thing we love more than anything is how these kids always turn up for each other and the coaches!

Next party is the Christmas party and you're all i#party!#squadr#alwayssmilinga#dreamteam##bettertogethere#volunteer##ghanae#accraa#Akwaabaa #Akwaaba
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The @streettoschoolla OGs celebrating @richmondashia 

One thing we love more than anything is how these kids always turn up for each other and the coaches! 

Next party is the Christmas party and youre all invited! 

#party #squad #alwayssmiling #dreamteam #bettertogether #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Smiles from Monday to Friday πŸ˜€

Our volunteers made us smile this week. What made you smile?

#volunteer #school #education #smiletoday #alwayssmiling #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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My Ghana πŸ’•people πŸ«‚πŸ«‚ i

4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

This week we started our recycling competition at @billa_futureleadersschool

Each class is competing to collect the most water sachets, we will recycle the sachets one they fill their bag up. The class that manages to recycle the most will go on a fun school trip at the end of term!

#recycling #recycle #saynotoplastic #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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This week we started our recycling competition at @billa_futureleadersschool 

Each class is competing to collect the most water sachets, we will recycle the sachets one they fill their bag up. The class that manages to recycle the most will go on a fun school trip at the end of term! 

#recycling #recycle #saynotoplastic #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Sunday Beach Day ⛱️

Getting set for another week of fun....

#beach #beachlife #buriedalive #horseriding #sunshine #sandytoes #beachday #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Back to school this week, and we are very excited to welcome Marjorie, who will be running music lessons for this term at Billa Mahmud Memorial Future Leaders School

Today was her first music class and tomorrow the kids will have a chance to sing in the choir!
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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We are blown away by how many people watched Second Chance Part 2 last weekend...

A few shots from the film and some of the feedback we received 😊 Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who took the time to watch and send us a message

And of course, to everyone who contributed to make it possible..

The film is still available to watch at your convenience!
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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

SECOND CHANCE PART 2 IS HERE 🀩

Join us this weekend to watch the premiere of Second Chance Part 2, simply book your time, sit back and enjoy the film.

We can't wait for you to see part 2, 4 years after the first fF.J.West Films Creative-Media-HouseHouse has been working so hard to put this together and we can't wait for you to see how Benedicta and Jesse have been getting on!

Viewings will be available from Friday 22nd 16:00 GMT - Monday 25th 20:30 September.

Click the link below to watch!

www.fjwestfilms.com/watch-second-chancFelicity WestiRob Ellington Catherine Isobel RoyIsobel Roy
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SECOND CHANCE PART 2 IS HERE 🀩

Join us this weekend to watch the premiere of Second Chance Part 2, simply book your time, sit back and enjoy the film.  

We cant wait for you to see part 2, 4 years after the first film. F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House has been working so hard to put this together and we cant wait for you to see how Benedicta and Jesse have been getting on! 

Viewings will be available from Friday 22nd 16:00 GMT - Monday 25th 20:30 September.

Click the link below to watch! 

https://www.fjwestfilms.com/watch-second-chance-part-2

Felicity West Rob Ellington Catherine Isobel Roy
5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Day 1 at the vocational centre today!

These girls have now enrolled to learn how to sew and eventually design clothes. These girls have been part of @streettoschoolla for years. Now that they have completed junior high school, we wanted to find a way to continue to help them learn and grow whilst they are at home.

We can't wait to see how they get on over the next couple of months.

Thankyou @nataliecrampton and our ambassador @19tmb for making this happe#sewyourownu#sewingschoolc#sewinge#vocationalskillsk#vocationalcentere#empoweringgirlsg#FutureLeadersa#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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Fab idea! πŸ™‚

5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We just can't keep it a secret anymore.....

Second Chance Part 2 is coming to your screens very sooF.J.West Films Creative-Media-HouseHouse has been working super hard to make another incredible documentary, and we can't wait for you to see how Jesse and Bene have been getting on since Part 1 was released in 2019

If you haven't watched Second Chance or you want to rewatch it, the link is here!

youtu.be/HrlnwtjCCRQ?si=VRfONJVfb5AOXjoo

Watch this space for more information on how to watch Part 2!
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We just cant keep it a secret anymore..... 

Second Chance Part 2 is coming to your screens very soon! 

F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House  has been working super hard to make another incredible documentary, and we cant wait for you to see how Jesse and Bene have been getting on since Part 1 was released in 2019 

If you havent watched Second Chance or you want to rewatch it, the link is here! 

https://youtu.be/HrlnwtjCCRQ?si=VRfONJVfb5AOXjoo

Watch this space for more information on how to watch Part 2!

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What am amazing 1st film. Can’t wait to see the second. Jordan and King are very special people.

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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Celebrating #InternationalLiteracyDay

Literacy is such a huge part of what we do:

πŸ“š We opened the Akwaaba Library so the children we work with have access to reading books always

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« Ensure every child is enrolled in school and is able to stay there!

✏️ Running classes every Monday at @streettoschoolla so we can help the kids to learn, progress, or get help when needed. As well as extra classes when exams are coming up!

πŸ“ Starting the intervention class at @billa_futureleadersschool so all the kids who were struggling with their reading are getting extra help, and they are doing amazing so far

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Plus, our volunteers work one on one with the students to help with their reading too!
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6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Rainy season means waterfall season and this is one of our favourites!

All our volunteers have the opportunity to travel at the weekends, trips arranged by us!

#travel #Waterfall #RainySeason #chasingwaterfalls #roadtrip #nature #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Rainy season means waterfall season and this is one of our favourites! 

All our volunteers have the opportunity to travel at the weekends, trips arranged by us! 

#travel #waterfall #rainyseason #chasingwaterfalls #roadtrip #nature #Volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Our first Rounders tournament with years 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 at @billa_futureleadersschool

Earlier this year, the wonderful Buckingham Partnership SCITT group taught these kids a few new sports. With exams coming up next week, we thought we should have a bit of fun before we get serious!

We had lots of big hitters, some spectacular misses and so much fun!

Well done to year 6 for becoming the first Rounders Champs πŸ†
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6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

As England celebrates the success of the Lionesses in the world cup, we have been doing some celebrating of our own as 15 of our Netball Queens finish writing their BECE exams, opening the next chapter of their lives (and we won both our netball matches this weekend)

"We have all heard the story about girls education.... it goes something like "To end poverty, educate a girl". BUT when you send a girl to school without radically reshaping the support structures around her, you are simply putting a certificate in her hand, if she even gets that far and then putting her right back into a world of poverty and inequality.

To change this trajectory and reap the benefits of a girls education we have to life the burden placed on the shoulders of each individual girl. They know first hand the web of barriers that extend beyond the school gates from pressure to beat the odds, poverty, child marriage, gender inequality and teen pregnancies.

Through projects like @streettoschoolla we are making sure girls thrive both in and out of school and are equipping them with the skills and support network they need to succeed and to tackle the structural inequalities that hold women back. We provide financial and material support for school basics such as uniforms, books, school levies and menstrual products. We safeguard the children we work with and the girls keep coming back to guide and support the next generation of girls.

We have seen the success of this project and as a result have girls who are leaders, they lift each other up and support each other to make sure no-one is alone on their journey, they are showing each other what is possible. Street 2 School is proof that when a community joins forces we can change lives for the better. We are championing girls, changing gender norms and making sure even more girls can benefit. We are providing safe spaces where girls can show up as they are and leave better than when they joined. This is the kind of space we all need to thrive.

These girls are going to change the world!
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As England celebrates the success of the Lionesses in the world cup, we have been doing some celebrating of our own as 15 of our Netball Queens finish writing their BECE exams, opening the next chapter of their lives (and we won both our netball matches this weekend)

We have all heard the story about girls education.... it goes something like To end poverty, educate a girl. BUT when you send a girl to school without radically reshaping the support structures around her, you are simply putting a certificate in her hand, if she even gets that far and then putting her right back into a world of poverty and inequality.

To change this trajectory and reap the benefits of a girls education we have to life the burden placed on the shoulders of each individual girl. They know first hand the web of barriers that extend beyond the school gates from pressure to beat the odds, poverty, child marriage, gender inequality and teen pregnancies.

Through projects like @streettoschoolla we are making sure girls thrive both in and out of school and are equipping them with the skills and support network they need to succeed and to tackle the structural inequalities that hold women back. We provide financial and material support for school basics such as uniforms, books, school levies and menstrual products. We safeguard the children we work with and the girls keep coming back to guide and support the next generation of girls.

We have seen the success of this project and as a result have girls who are leaders, they lift each other up and support each other to make sure no-one is alone on their journey, they are showing each other what is possible. Street 2 School is proof that when a community joins forces we can change lives for the better. We are championing girls, changing gender norms and making sure even more girls can benefit. We are providing safe spaces where girls can show up as they are and leave better than when they joined. This is the kind of space we all need to thrive.

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You're doing amazing things. Keep going. These girls will go far thanks to you guys x

Beautiful and thank you for all the work you do in Ghana.

6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Welcome to the Akwaaba Library and Vocational Centre πŸ“š

3 weeks ago, we found the perfect space for this project and started building from scratch (check the last picture)

Today, we opened the library for all the kids at @streettoschoolla with a little party, food, drinks, and toys.

The Library has just over 500 books so far, 12 laptops, and provides another safe space for the kids in our community. The vocational centre is targeting the girls who just completed JHS and have some time on their hands. We will have 6 sewing machines and our very own teacher to help these girls learn to sew.

We are so excited for the kids to use this space and encourage reading and dreaming. Thankyou @nataliecrampton for making our dreams a reality and @19tmb for the support always

πŸ–Œ Art by deffart
πŸ“š From @nataliecrampton @marthablakee Buckingham’s Private Coaching Gym PASS Abu Dhabi - Soccer School @annie.georgina ⏳️ @jameskumah9 made this happen!

#library #reading #newproject #librarylife #newsafespace #dreambig #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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This is really beautiful. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen

Amazing! πŸ’•

Good job πŸ‘

7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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That’s beautiful

7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Queens inspiring queen's ✨️

A new report from the UN posted "women in sub saharan Africa have less power and freedom to make choices and seize opportunities in life"

We want to encourage as many girls as possible to play sports and give them opportunities alongside this. Thankyou @annie.georgina & @marthablakee for helping us out over the last couple of weeks

#Queens #thisgirlcan #girlsinsports #girls #netball #genderequality #changinglives #newopportunity #Volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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Queens inspiring queens ✨️ 

A new report from the UN posted women in sub saharan Africa have less power and freedom to make choices and seize opportunities in life

We want to encourage as many girls as possible to play sports and give them opportunities alongside this. Thankyou @annie.georgina & @marthablakee for helping us out over the last couple of weeks 

#Queens #thisgirlcan #girlsinsports #girls #netball #genderequality #changinglives #newopportunity #Volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A few of our favourite moments from this week with @alex_amch and @gaby_gdry 😍

Very grateful for all the help they have given these kids to learn their ABC's and make the classroom special again

#volunteeringhana #volunteer #education #school #futureleaders #learning #changinglives #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Imagine having a project that produces smiles like these every day

@streettoschoolla is about so much more than sports. After a busy weekend with sport for both the boys and girls, our volunteers had a painting class with the kids yesterday.

The sea theme was a lot of fun! Check out the results πŸ–Œ

#painting #art #paint #UnderTheSea #smile #smilesarecontagious #artwork #youngartist #volunteeringhana #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Enjoying just a little bit of beauty that Ghana has to offer

This weekend, our volunteers visited Shai Hills and look at those views 😍

#weekend #daytrip #nature #wildlife #hiking #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Gorgeous!

Awesome πŸ‘

7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Welcome to the new intervention class at our partner school, Future Leaders πŸ™Œ

From being in the school, we noticed a number of students who are struggling with their reading and writing ✍️🏿 so this week we have started Intervention, to give these kids a helping hand and a chance to catch up with their peers and get the help with the things they are struggling with!

We are looking forward to seeing how these kids do and how much their confidence will grow in the next couple of weeks.

#education #school #learning #knowledgeispower #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Welcome to the new intervention class at our partner school, Future Leaders πŸ™Œ 

From being in the school, we noticed a number of students who are struggling with their reading and writing ✍️🏿 so this week we have started Intervention, to give these kids a helping hand and a chance to catch up with their peers and get the help with the things they are struggling with! 

We are looking forward to seeing how these kids do and how much their confidence will grow in the next couple of weeks. 

#education #school #learning #knowledgeispower #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
8 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

If knowledge is power, learning is our superpower πŸ¦ΈπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

This week, we got creative with our learning to see what we could make with a very kind donation of pipe cleaners.

#creative #creativity #artwork #KidsArt #learning #education #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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8 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Last week, @bbcafrica posted a report:

πŸ‘§πŸΏ 1 in 5 children of primary school age are out of school in Africa

πŸ§‘πŸΏ 1 in 3 children does not complete primary school on time

Through projects like @streettoschoolla we are changing this for the Labadi community. If you have followed us for a while you will know Mondays are for learning! We use these classes as an opportunity not only to educate the kids but to identify children who are out of school, find out why, and place them in schools appropriate for their ability.

We are making sure 100% of the S2S participants are enrolled in formal education, this project is so much more than just sport!

#report #poverty #education #bbcafrica #changinglives #communitydevelopment #street2school #learning #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Last week, @bbcafrica posted a report: 

πŸ‘§πŸΏ 1 in 5 children of primary school age are out of school in Africa 

πŸ§‘πŸΏ 1 in 3 children does not complete primary school on time 

Through projects like @streettoschoolla we are changing this for the Labadi community. If you have followed us for a while you will know Mondays are for learning! We use these classes as an opportunity not only to educate the kids but to identify children who are out of school, find out why, and place them in schools appropriate for their ability. 

We are making sure 100% of the S2S participants are enrolled in formal education, this project is so much more than just sport! 

#report #poverty #education #bbcafrica #changinglives #communitydevelopment #street2school #learning #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachmentImage attachment
8 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Reflecting on our week with volunteers from @b_p_scitt

Let's start with P.E. We know how important exercise is for both the body and the mind, and we were very lucky that every student at Future Leaders school got to try new sports this week

From rounders, dancing, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, American football, aerobics, and a fun sports day to finish off the week.

It was amazing to see the kids (especially the girls) have so much fun during their PE lessons, and we can't wait to continue with these #fitness
#physicaleducationl#PEteacher##moveyourbodyv#SportsDay##volunteer##ghanae#accraa#Akwaabaa #Akwaaba
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