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2 days ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Good news alert ⚠️ 

Benedicta has been a big part of Akwaaba Volunteers since 2018 when we first met her. We quickly noticed something wasn't right, and she's been by our side ever since.

Benedicta was diagnosed with scoliosis caused by an accident her family couldn't afford to treat. In 2019, we took on our first ever challenge to help raise money for her treatment. Benedicta wasn't able to play with her friends, run around at break time, carry anything heavy, or even raise her head up, and we wanted to do everything we could to give her a better life.

Fast forward 6 years, 2 spinal braces, physiotherapy, swimming, more challenges, and 2 documentaries, we can finally say her spine is straight and she no longer needs to wear her brace!

This girl has transformed into a beautiful young woman. We have seen her become part of our netball family, run her first 5K race, take care of her siblings, try lots of new activities, change schools and learn to read from scratch in just 3 months!

This is by no means the end, she still needs to see a specialist for her shoulder but we hope with more physiotherapy she will be able to continue conquering the world.

Thankyou to every single one of you who has been part of her journey, donated towards our crazy challenges or visited us in Ghana. Without you we could never have done this!
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6 days ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A couple of weeks ago we took on one of the hardest challenges we’ve ever done - Ghana 3 peaks XL challenge 🇬🇭⛰️ ‘Steps of hope’

24 hours - 55km’s in total.
3 peaks hiked up and down in the hottest conditions imaginable and massive treks in-between to reach each one!

We were all blistered, bitten, scratched, chafed, sunburned, exhausted and very, very sweaty….! We all had our battles in the early hours of the night hike, BUT we did it!! 🙌🏻🥵😍

Why did we do this crazy challenge? 😆
To raise vital funds for mother of 9, Ruby, who lost her leg in an accident 9 years ago. She’s had a heavy, uncomfortable prosthetic leg for 8 years, and it’s become too much. She’s unable to use it or get around to take care of her children.

So, the donations we raise will cover the cost 🤞🏻 of a new, much lighter prosthetic leg that’s properly made and fitted for Ruby’s leg.

We took on mountains and walked 55km’s so Ruby can walk again and conquer her own challenges ❤️

I’m so proud to be a part of this and everyone who took part. To everyone who has supported us and donated - THANK YOU!

Our mission is to change lives for the better, and Ruby's definitely has been thanks to all of you.
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❤️❤️❤️

2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Raphael ❤️ 2024 vs 2019

Same same but different! So much has changed but he is still our own cheeky chap who loves a cuddle!

📸 F.J.West Films | Film production & Photography

#samesamebutdifferent #throwback #childhood #oldphoto #younger #you #changinglives #allgrownup #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Raphael ❤️ 2024 vs 2019 

Same same but different! So much has changed but he is still our own cheeky chap who loves a cuddle! 

📸 @fjwest_films 

#samesamebutdifferent #throwback #childhood #oldphoto #younger #you #changinglives #allgrownup #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The Akwaaba Volunteers Charity Challenge 2024 ✅️

1) The start line and the hiking squad!

2) Top of the first mountain - it was steep, very rocky, and 35 degrees, but we made it!

3) After 15 km of walking and 3 km to the peak, we made it to the top of Krobo Mountain, and the views were worth every step! We scrambled on our hands and knees to the top, but we still did it.

4) On route back down the mountain to lunch!

5) A 27km walk begins, still smiling!

6) We reached the summit of peak 3 at 2.30am. We climbed back down at 6.30 am, and we're treated to some more spectacular views.

7) We did it and got the T-shirt to prove it! ThanOutdoor Activities In Ghananeers for getting us through the challenge. You guys are seriously impressive hikers.

8) Beautiful Ghana 🇬🇭

Challenge complete.... what will be next?
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Amazing guys!!!😍

2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Check out Jaydens new walker!

Jayden is a student at Billa Mahmud Memorial Future Leaders School and has cerebral palsy. A few months ago, he outgrew his baby walker (picture 2) that was helping him to get around and has had to stay in his wheelchair since. His new walker is going to give him so much freedom to play with his twin brother and his friends. He's already got the hang of it!

ThankMario Zuccaroccaro for getting Jayden his new walkerF.J.West Films Creative-Media-HouseHouse Sarah Lipscombecombe for getting it to Ghana.
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Check out Jaydens new walker! 

Jayden is a student at Billa Mahmud Memorial Future Leaders School and has cerebral palsy. A few months ago, he outgrew his baby walker (picture 2) that was helping him to get around and has had to stay in his wheelchair since. His new walker is going to give him so much freedom to play with his twin brother and his friends. Hes already got the hang of it! 

Thanks to Mario Zuccaro  for getting Jayden his new walker and F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House  and Sarah Lipscombe  for getting it to Ghana.Image attachment
4 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Today is the last day of term at Future Leaders school

Along with celebrating the students' achievements, we are celebrating our partnership with @zenpetroleumltd

Can you believe that this term we have made 33,000 breakfasts for the students 🤤
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Thank you so much

Beautiful 💖

Thank you Akwaaba Volunteers

4 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Celebrating our first World Book Day at the Akwaaba Library 📚

With just over 500 books and 200 kids registered to take books home, we love this safe space we have created. Kids can come after school or at the weekends to take books, read, play games, or just hang out!

Thankyou as always to @tecsocialize for making our dream of giving children better access to books a reality and for the continued support!

#library #books #reading #librarybooks #readmorebooks #literacy #storytime #stories #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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4 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Meet Bless....

He stole our hearts when we met him and now we are helping to change his life!
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1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A picture a day for this week (plus a bonus photo of Natalie for being so cute)

Monday to Friday in Accra!

#volunteer #aweekinthelife #aphotoaday #friday #volunteerghana #volunteerabroad #changinglives #ghana #Akwaaba
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1 month ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We have been checking up on the girls enrolled at the vocational centre....

The new students have started to use the hand machines to do their stitches

Whilst the older students are sewing some dresses!

What would you like to see the girls making?

#sewing #stitching #sewingproject #VocationalCourses #vocationalskills #empoweringgirls #femaleempowerment #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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We have been checking up on the girls enrolled at the vocational centre....

The new students have started to use the hand machines to do their stitches 

Whilst the older students are sewing some dresses! 

What would you like to see the girls making? 

#sewing #stitching #sewingproject #vocationalcourses #vocationalskills #empoweringgirls #femaleempowerment #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachmentImage attachment
2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Learning to tell the time at Monday classes by making our own clocks

Who remembers doing this at school?

#time #tellthetime #clock #learning #education #learningisfun #creative #educationiskey #MoreThanJustAGame #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Wishing you all a happy Easter from Ghana! 🐣

Our volunteers are currently enjoying a weekend with Language Café Accra Tours so we are reminiscing about the last trip with the best surf school in Ghana Justice’s Brothers 🏄‍♀️

#easterweekend #happyweekend #easter #surf #surfschool #weekendaway #travelmore #travelling #exploreghana #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Wishing you all a happy Easter from Ghana! 🐣

Our volunteers are currently enjoying a weekend with @languagecafeghana_travel so we are reminiscing about the last trip with the best surf school in Ghana @justices_brothers 🏄‍♀️

#easterweekend #happyweekend #easter #surf #surfschool #weekendaway #travelmore #travelling #exploreghana #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Celebrating Heritage Day at @billa_futureleadersschool. The theme for the day was "Our heritage, our culture."

The kids and the teachers represented their tribes and we learnt about their traditions, how they dress, their languages, their food, and their dances.

Everyone looked incredible, and it was so nice to see the celebration of Ghanain culture!

Check it out!

#celebrate #heritage #culture #heritagemonth #tradition #ghanaianculture #kente #volunteer #students #presentation #schooldays #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
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I love the Ga tribe

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Whilst the boys were enjoying the football, the girls have been busy getting creative at Wine and Art Studio

From a blank canvas to these amazing paintings to brighten their homes! The girls got to choose what they wanted to paint and the colors and made their own masterpieces.

Thankyou for having us! 🎨

#painting #timetopaint #art #artstudio #blankcanvas #artwork #masterpiece #artists #newexperiences #getcreative #creativeart #paintingoftheday #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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Amazing creations !!!

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Our library has been open for 6 months already, and we love how many kids are benefiting from it every single day!

Not only is it a safe place for kids to hang out, read, and play games, it is also inspiring kids to love books and improve literacy across all age groups!

Thank you to @tecsocialize, @nataliecrampton, and @19tmb for making the library happen and to everyone who has donated books and helped fill our shelves!

#library #read #lovebooks #lovetoread #reading #literacy #librarybooks #donations #bookstagram #appreciationpost #changinglives #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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😍

Love you guys

2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Upskilling teachers and empowering girls 💥

@alison_roy100 recently joined us in Ghana. As a qualified psychotherapist, she used her skills and professional experience to work with the teachers at Future Leaders school. The main theme was how to make school the most positive experience for the children each day, and we can't wait to learn more soon!

She also ran a workshop for the years 6, 7, and 8 girls who explored their feelings and how to share them. Each girl also left with a card with a positive affirmation and a diary to use to journal their feelings each da#positiveaffirmationst#journalu#upskills#teachersc#learningr#challengeyourselfr#feelingsl#startyourweekrightr#Qualificationa#empoweringgirlsg#girlpowerp#empoweringotherst#newskills#mondaymorningr#Volunteeringe#volunteern#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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Upskilling teachers and empowering girls 💥

@alison_roy100 recently joined us in Ghana. As a qualified psychotherapist, she used her skills and professional experience to work with the teachers at Future Leaders school. The main theme was how to make school the most positive experience for the children each day, and we cant wait to learn more soon! 

She also ran a workshop for the years 6, 7, and 8 girls who explored their feelings and how to share them. Each girl also left with a card with a positive affirmation and a diary to use to journal their feelings each day! 

#positiveaffirmations #journal #upskill #teachers #learning #challengeyourself #feelings #startyourweekright #qualification #empoweringgirls #girlpower #empoweringothers #newskill #mondaymorning #volunteering #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Monday 🌟

Wishing you all a wonderful week full of smiles as big as these!

#happymonday
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Monday 🌟 

Wishing you all a wonderful week full of smiles as big as these! 

#happymonday
2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Today, we are shining the spotlight on Dorcas for International Women's Day

Dorcas is the definition of a powerhouse woman, and even as a kid, she was redefining gender stereotypes in Ghana, following her passion for football and empowering other girls on her way.

You may remember Dorcas from back in 2020 when she was awarded a full scholarship to go to high school in the USA, due to covid she had to do a year of online classes and without being able to get to America had to drop out completely.

When we started our girls project we knew we needed a strong female role model for the girls and there is noone better than Dorcas to guide the next generation of girls to equality and to see their own value in this world.

Last , was the youngest of 6 female coaches chosen to participate inThe Powerhouse Projectoject Coaching course. She has completed her introductory course and is on her way to getting her D licence. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Dorcas, but for now, we are considering ourselves lucky to work with her and for her to be here to inspire the next generation of gir#inspirationn#inspiringwomeni#internationalwomensdayl#IWDn#GenderEqualitye#empoweringgirlse#femaleempowermentmp#girlssportsi#thisgirlcanh#changinglivesn#empoweragirlchangetheworldg#volunteer##ghanae#accraa#Akwaabaa #Akwaaba
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Today, we are shining the spotlight on Dorcas for International Womens Day 

Dorcas is the definition of a powerhouse woman, and even as a kid, she was redefining gender stereotypes in Ghana, following her passion for football and empowering other girls on her way.

You may remember Dorcas from back in 2020 when she was awarded a full scholarship to go to high school in the USA, due to covid she had to do a year of online classes and without being able to get to America had to drop out completely.

When we started our girls project we knew we needed a strong female role model for the girls and there is noone better than Dorcas to guide the next generation of girls to equality and to see their own value in this world. 

Last , was the youngest of 6 female coaches chosen to participate in the @the_powerhouseproject Coaching course. She has completed her introductory course and is on her way to getting her D licence. We cant wait to see what the future holds for Dorcas, but for now, we are considering ourselves lucky to work with her and for her to be here to inspire the next generation of girls too. 

#inspiration #inspiringwomen #internationalwomensday #iwd #genderequality #empoweringgirls #femaleempowerment ##girlssports #thisgirlcan #changinglives #empoweragirlchangetheworld #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba
2 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Today, we are celebrating Ghana's independence, so what better day to invite you to join us for our next challenge in Ghana 🇬🇭

Meet Ruby. If you have been following us for a while or if you have watched Second Chance, you may know Ruby is Benedicta's mum. Ruby lost her leg in the same accident that caused Benedicta's scoliosis and she desperately needs a new prosthetic leg to be able to get around and do any day to day activities, including taking care of her 9 kids and their kids too!

This family is very close to our hearts, so on 4/5th May, we will be taking on the 3 peaks challenge (GhanaOutdoor Activities In Ghanaanamountaineers

We have 24 hours to cover 55km and conquer 3 peaks. We are looking for any amazing people who fancy a challenge, will be in Ghana, and want to join us for this challenge. If that's you, please send us a message!

We chose this challenge because it represents all the challenges Ruby will be able to take on when sh#ChallengeAccepted
#3peakse#mountaine#hikingk#challengeyourselfg#challengee#24hours #dosomethingamazing #volunteern#ghanan#accrau#Akwaabahana #Accra #Akwaaba
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Today, we are celebrating Ghanas independence, so what better day to invite you to join  us for our next challenge in Ghana 🇬🇭  

Meet Ruby. If you have been following us for a while or if you have watched Second Chance, you may know Ruby is Benedictas mum. Ruby lost her leg in the same accident that caused Benedictas scoliosis and she desperately needs a new prosthetic leg to be able to get around and do any day to day activities, including taking care of her 9 kids and their kids too! 

This family is very close to our hearts, so on 4/5th May, we will be taking on the 3 peaks challenge (Ghana edition) with @ghanamountaineers 

We have 24 hours to cover 55km and conquer 3 peaks. We are looking for any amazing people who fancy a challenge, will be in Ghana, and want to join us for this challenge. If thats you, please send us a message! 

We chose this challenge because it represents all the challenges Ruby will be able to take on when she has a new leg!  

#challengeaccepted #3peaks #mountain #hiking #challengeyourself #challenge #24hours #dosomethingamazing #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy New Month from our Kings and Queens at @streettoschoolla

We have had a great start to the year....

⚽️ We have more kids than ever before playing football / netball every day

🏥 Each child has health insurance for 2024

👩🏽‍🏫 100% of the kids are enrolled in full time education or vocational training

👕 Every child has a new kit for the season from Hassocks FC and Ipswich High School and shoes from Sal's Shoes

📚 All the kids have access to the Akwaaba library before and after training and at the weekends too!

🏆 The girls and boys all kickstarted the year with big wins and we can't wait to see what the rest of the year hold#MoreThanJustAGamea#footballt#netballt#changinglivesl#PowerOfSports#Communityu#oneteamonedreamd#empoweringgirlsg#volunteern#ghanaG#accraA#Akwaabawaaba
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Happy New Month from our Kings and Queens at @streettoschoolla 

We have had a great start to the year.... 

⚽️ We have more kids than ever before playing football / netball every day

🏥 Each child has health insurance for 2024

👩🏽‍🏫 100% of the kids are enrolled in full time education  or vocational training 

👕 Every child has a new kit for the season from @hassocksfc and @ipswichhighschool and shoes from @salsshoes

📚 All the kids have access to the Akwaaba library before and after training and at the weekends too! 

🏆 The girls and boys all kickstarted the year with big wins and we cant wait to see what the rest of the year holds! 

#morethanjustagame #football #netball #changinglives #powerofsport #community #oneteamonedream #empoweringgirls #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachment
3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We love meeting people who share our passion for doing what we can to help others.

Sam and Dommie, the founders of Venue Search London recently visited us in Ghana to spend time on our projects. Dommie worked with the amazing kids in the intervention class at Future Leaders School, and Sam helped coaching at Street to school.

We are so excited to continue working with Venue Search London to change more lives and make an even bigger impact!

#companiesdoinggood #togetherwecandomore #BetterTogether #CSR #changinglives #impact #LeaveYourLegacy #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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It was a truly uplifting and unforgettable experience which we will be repeating very soon..

3 months 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 💓  

#girlssports #girlsteam #girls #thisgirlcan #genderequality #changinglives #femaleempowerment #volunteer #Ghana #Accra #AkwaabaImage attachmentImage attachment

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Great to meet you Kiki (and you know that any success with the girls football is down to me really!)...

3 months 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

3 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Sending love from us to you on valentines day ❤️

#happyvalentinesday
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3 months 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
3 months 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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4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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 🪡

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 months 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.

4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The first @streettoschoolla outreach of the year.

Making sure all the kids have a valid health insurance card for 2024 💪🏽

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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4 months 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
4 months 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 🍕🍧
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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 🍕🍧Image attachmentImage attachment
4 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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Lovely seeing them all immersed in reading!

Things I love to see

5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Which weekend adventure would you choose?

🛞 Quad biking
🐘 Safari in Northern Ghana
🐒 Visit the monkey forest
🥾 Hiking at Lake Volta
🐴 Horse riding on the beach

#newyear #newadventures #weekendtrip #volunteer #volunteeringhana #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Merry Christmas from our family to yours 🎄

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 🎁

📸 𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐇𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐀 PRODUCTIONS
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I love this 🥰 Merry Christmas! 🎅

Merry Christmas! 🎄

5 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

📚 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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5 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

We did it! 👊

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 🎉
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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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5 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!! 🥰🥰

5 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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5 months ago
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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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6 months ago
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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
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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
6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

A little update on our library and vocational center ✨

📚 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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6 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 👣

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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6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

Match day for the boys this weekend.

The @streettoschoolla u13, u15 and u17 will be playing this afternoon 💪

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 💪

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
6 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Year 7 🥇

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 🥇

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
6 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
6 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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6 months ago
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6 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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6 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

💧Wli Waterfalls
⛰️ Mount Afadjato
🐒 Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

#travel #weekend #travelwithpurpose #adventure #waterfall #hiking #wildlife #volunteer #ghana #accra #Akwaaba
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7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The reason we love our volunteers 💜

"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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7 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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7 months ago
Akwaaba Volunteers

The @streettoschoolla OG's celebra𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐇𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐀 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