2 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Sightseeing in Accra with our volunteers and enjoying this amazing view of independence square.

Ghana gained independence from Britain on 6th March 1957 and this square was opened by Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Queen Elizabeth. Each year people gather here on independence day to celebrate.
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Sightseeing in Accra with our volunteers and enjoying this amazing view of independence square.

Ghana gained independence from Britain on 6th March 1957 and this square was opened by Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Queen Elizabeth. Each year people gather here on independence day to celebrate.

 

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Beautiful ๐Ÿ’ฏโœ‹

3 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Yesterday we visited all of the schools from our community who will be participating in the netball competition at our Kicking Off Tournament on Saturday.

The girls are very excited and have been training every day! We cant wait to see which school is going to lift the trophy!

Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball
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Yesterday we visited all of the schools from our community who will be participating in the netball competition at our Kicking Off Tournament on Saturday.

The girls are very excited and have been training every day!  We cant wait to see which school is going to lift the trophy!  

Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball

 

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very excited to hear how it goes. Enjoy the experience and play well everyone xxx

5 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It is just one week to go till tournament day. We have teamed up with Kicking Off to give 500 Children from our community a day of sports, free medical checks, food, water, goody bags, games and more! .

We are also teaming up with Days for Girls Ghana to provide every girl participating with reusable Sanitary pads to end #periodpoverty and make sure no girl has to miss school because of menstruation. .

And of course we couldn't do it without our partners Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball and Volta Sports .

This week we will be catching up with all the schools and clubs who will be participating and preparing for the big day..

Watch this space .
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It is just one week to go till tournament day. We have teamed up with Kicking Off to give 500 Children from our community a day of sports, free medical checks, food, water, goody bags, games and more! .

We are also teaming up with Days for Girls Ghana  to provide every girl participating with reusable Sanitary pads to end #periodpoverty and make sure no girl has to miss school because of menstruation. .

And of course we couldnt do it without our partners Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball and Volta Sports .

This week we will be catching up with all the schools and clubs who will be participating and preparing for the big day.. 

Watch this space .

1 week ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

One of the best parts of volunteering abroad is the people you will get to meet...

This week we have had the pleasure of meeting 4 amazing ladies from Michigan who have been volunteering at our teaching project and have gone above and beyond to help the school.

Not only did they bring 5 HUGE suitcases full of donations from friends and family in the USA they also bought backpacks and bowls for the students.

Every day the school provides meals for the students at school, however if any of the children forget their bowls they can't eat the food. We bought 205 bowls and distributed them to every child at the school so that there are no excuses for a child going hungry.

We also gave:
14 Pants, 47 Shorts, 21 Dresses, 104 Tops, 20 Shoes, Underwear, Swimming Suits, 28 Backpacks, 2227 Crayons, 1160 Pencils, 25 White Boards, 7 Pack of Paper, 33 Folders, 39 Notebooks, 170 Dry Erase Markers, 205 Coloured pencils, 10 Coloring Books, 153 Erasers, 283 Pens, 7 Scissors, 14 Packs of flashcards, 38 Pencil Sharpeners, 62 Glue Sticks, 2 Pencil Cases, 2 Ring Binders, 80 Paperclips.

THANKYOU Lauren Lindner, Tara Lee, Brooklyn Lee and Layla Lee from the Akwaaba team and all the kids and teachers at the UCC!
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amazing! well done volunteers!

Thank you for sharing your amazing community with us. We are so thankful for the work you all do!

I canโ€™t wait to come back again!!!

1 week ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Some midweek motivation from the boys at our Street 2 School Soccer Project.

"We are a team, united we stand, divided we fall"

Team work makes the dream work and we are lucky to work with amazing coaches and kids every day to provide football and education to over 100 underpriveleged children in our community.
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1 week ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"The future of the world is in our classroom today"

Our volunteers have been working at our community after school programme which provides kids in Labadi a safe space to learn and play every day. We have been doing homework and getting creative. Can you tell the kids loved it?
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2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

If you have volunteered as a teacher in Ghana then you will definitely have had the pleasure of meeting Naa. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Naa is the most loving, outgoing and bossy girl at the UCC. If you know her she has probably made you feed her, buy her sausages for lunch, done your hair for you and given you lots of kisses. ๐Ÿ’™

Earlier this year Aish Jagadeeswaran, Daryon Holland, Marisa Veloso and Oli Bevan fell in love with Naa and with the help of her family and amazing UCC staff we have registered and paid for her to be able to attend Dzorwulu Special School. She will start school on monday.

Thankyou to everyone who has supported Naa so far, we know she is going to be Queen of the school in no time and can't wait to see how she is getting on. ๐Ÿ‘‘

โžก Swipe right to see Naa posing, all packed for her new adventure and saying goodbye to her class.

P.S Happy World Teachers Day!
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Snr Kay she will chop your chick off...hahaha

Ah this makes me so happy for her๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Have you considered volunteering abroad?

Gain valuable skills, learn about Ghanaian culture, travel the world, make friends for life, do something amazing, build your cv and have an experience of a lifetime.

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Have you considered volunteering abroad? 

Gain valuable skills, learn about Ghanaian culture, travel the world, make friends for life, do something amazing, build your cv and have an experience of a lifetime. 

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Comment on Facebook

That is all so true. My daughter had an experience of a life time making me a very proud dad.

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It was all hands on deck this morning at Future Leaders UCC as we gave the Underprivileged children's center a make over! ... See MoreSee Less

It was all hands on deck this morning at Future Leaders UCC as we gave the Underprivileged childrens center a make over!

 

Comment on Facebook

Wow great work

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

For the past 4 weeks Dominic Klyen has been volunteering as a football coach with Akwaaba Volunteers. He has primarily been working with the strikers at our elite football academy and to say thankyou the boys won 3-0 in their final game today.

We want to say a huge thankyou for all of your hard work and everything you have done for the boys, especially their awesome new kit.

From us and all the boys at New Life, we are going to miss you and we cant wait to see you soon!
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Thank you to Akwaaba Volunteers for allowing Dom to have such a fabulous experience with you all for the past 4 weeks. โค๏ธ

Absolutely wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

Well done Dom xxxx

I recognise that young man ! He's bigger than last time I saw him !

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Your greatness is not what you have but what you give"

Our volunteers enjoying the rooftop views of our community whilst helping us "brighten the future of the next generation"

Our after school community club runs every afternoon and welcomes all children from 3-18. It provides children with the opportunity to learn, play and be creative in a safe and caring environment.
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Your greatness is not what you have but what you give 

Our volunteers enjoying the rooftop views of our community whilst helping us brighten the future of the next generation 

Our after school community club runs every afternoon and welcomes all children from 3-18. It provides children with the opportunity to learn, play and be creative in a safe and caring environment.

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Sometimes it's the most simple things that can bring the most happiness

#volunteerabroad
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Sometimes its the most simple things that can bring the most happiness

#volunteerabroad

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Dear Joe,

Earlier this year you donated your loved crocs to our friends at Sal's Shoes. They shipped them all the way to us in Ghana and today they found a new home with 8 year old Estha who lives at the Becky Foundation orphanage in Senya. She loves them! She wrote back to you and hopes one day you can visit Ghana for yourself!

Today 85 pairs of your crocs found new loving feet in Ghana. Thankyou, the smiles speak for themselves!
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1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GRADUATE NUMBER 3 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

NAME: Abdul Razak Abdul Kadir
AGE: 17
POSITION: Defender and Captain
SUBJECT: Maths
SCHOOL: Dunn School, California
AMBITION: Professional footballer / Journalist

Meet New Life Football Academy's captain and third graduate! Kadir has received a full scholarship to complete high school in America. Over the past 3 years Kadir has led his team to countless wins against teams across Ghana and has been responsible for organising and caring for his team mates. We are going to miss you but are so unbelievably proud and excited for what you are going to achieve. Good luck capito!!
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Congrats bro

We are very proud of u Capito,go and make it happen God is at your side.

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We visited our medical volunteers at LA General Hospital today to donate baby clothes, blankets and toys to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Thankyou to the amazing Cassie Richards who collected and shipped the clothes to Ghana earlier this year.

We also gave the nurses at the hospital new uniforms and scrubs donated by ร˜RN Clothing and Harriet Shelford

ร˜RN'S mission is to enhance and improve the lives of working men and women through the supply of durable workwear.

We want to say a huge thank you. You have definitely had an impact In Ghana!
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Alan McCarthy

JP keep the good works ๐Ÿ’‹

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Schools back!

We want to say a HUGE thankyou to The University of Buckingham for helping to improve the classroom facilities and learning environment for our children at the Underprivileged children's center.

Before the summer holidays we were awarded a grant by UBSOS to purchase 15 new desks, classrooms dividers and whiteboards for the school

And we made it into the news......
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Schools back!

We want to say a HUGE thankyou to The University of Buckingham for helping to improve the classroom facilities and learning environment for our children at the Underprivileged childrens center. 

Before the summer holidays we were awarded a grant by UBSOS to purchase 15 new desks, classrooms dividers and whiteboards for the school

And we made it into the news......Image attachment

 

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Well done guys...amazing job!

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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You guys are having much fun I can see that !!

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Only a person who loves a challenge would take on patients who can't tell them where it hurts."

Post dedication to vet student Eva who has been working with our local team on our vet project for the past 2 weeks. Pictured with her favourite four legged patient.

Are you ready for a challenge? Join us In Ghana now!
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Only a person who loves a challenge would take on patients who cant tell them where it hurts.

Post dedication to vet student Eva who has been working with our local team on our vet project for the past 2 weeks. Pictured with her favourite four legged patient. 

Are you ready for a challenge?  Join us In Ghana now!

 

Comment on Facebook

Lovely picture of someone doing what she clearly loves xxxx

Eva thatโ€™s so cool

Youโ€™re a superstar Eva !

Amazing Eva! โค๏ธ

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel"

Phillipe is spending 6 weeks volunteering as a teacher in Ghana. He enjoys teaching and working with children in the UK and chose to join us to help make a difference through education and brighten the future of the next generation in our community.
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They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel 

Phillipe is spending 6 weeks volunteering as a teacher in Ghana. He enjoys teaching and working with children in the UK and chose to join us to help make a difference through education and brighten the future of the next generation in our community.

 

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Fantastic Philippe!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€โ€ผ๏ธ

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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Happy Humpday from Ghana

2 months ago

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Comment on Facebook

Please contact new life football academy directly

Pls I do have their number if you have pls give it to me

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Over the past week our Football Adcademy, New life F.C have been participating in Asamoah Gyans international u16 football Tournament at Accra Academy.

The boys have been competing against 16 teams from across West Africa. They showed great sportsmanship, athleticism and footballing ability throughout their games!

Thankyou to Coach Michael Kojo Osei and volunteer Coach Dominic Klyen

Congratulations to Sammy and Perry for winning man of the match.

Take a look at our photo highlights!
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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our medical volunteers had a very good day at their project working at our community hospital.

Froukje spent the day working with the local team delivering 5 beautiful healthy babies on the labour ward.
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Our medical volunteers had a very good day at their project working at our community hospital.

Froukje spent the day working with the local team delivering 5 beautiful healthy babies on the labour ward.

 

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Oh Froukje wat leuk๐Ÿ˜

Great

Super Froukje!! Ghana is sowieso een geweldig land!! Bij โ€˜t zien van deze foto herinner ik mij Ghana ineens weer heel goed!! Lekker genieten!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

The role of netball as a tool for female empowerment in Ghana is more important than ever before.

16% of girls in Ghana are never enrolled in school.

17% of girls aged 15-24 are illiterate.

34% of girls are involved in child labour.

20% of girls are married before the age of 18.

53% of adolescent females are victims of wife beating or abuse.

We are working with Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball to change lives through sports and sexual health education in Ghana

You can join us as a netball volunteer to help us "brighten the future of the next generation"!
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The role of netball as a tool for female empowerment in Ghana is more important than ever before.

16% of girls in Ghana are never enrolled in school. 

17% of girls aged 15-24 are illiterate. 

 34% of girls are involved in child labour.  

20% of girls are married before the age of 18.

53% of adolescent females are victims of wife beating or abuse.

We are working with  Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball to change lives through sports and sexual health education in Ghana  

You can join us as a netball volunteer to help us brighten the future of the next generation!

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Volunteering in Ghana with horses can be a great way to gain equine experience, whether you are interested in equine practice or just love horses this is an experience you will never forget.

Join our horse project to help take care of 70+ horses, play polo, go racing, learn about breeding, go on beach rides and treks and work with stallions, youngsters and foals!
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Volunteering in Ghana with horses can be a great way to gain equine experience, whether you are interested in equine practice or just love horses this is an experience you will never forget. 

Join our horse project to help take care of 70+ horses, play polo, go racing, learn about breeding, go on beach rides and treks and work with stallions, youngsters and foals!

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Good luck to our scholars David and Daniel on their first day at school in America.

New Life Football academy is using the power of football to change lives in Ghana.

New Life academy have established a talent pathway for elite athletes through education and football to provide opportunities for players to display their talent on an international level.

This month 2 of our players have received full scholarships to further their education in the United States. Daniel is attending Cate school, California and David is at Baylor School in Tennessee.

We want to say a huge thankyou to two very important individuals who have been working with and supporting the academy to make these boys dreams come true. MLS Giant, David Accam and Majeed Warris and the Warris Foundation.

We cant wait to see what the future holds for the boys and the academy
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Comment on Facebook

All the best guys

Fantastic Jordan ๐Ÿ™‚

absolutely amazing

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Taking in the views of Accra and independence square this morning with our new volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

Taking in the views of Accra and independence square this morning with our new volunteers.Image attachment

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Shout out to our veterinary volunteers who have spent 4 weeks working in our community clinic working with small animals and doing outreach programmes across farms in Accra!

Thankyou for all your hard work!

If you want to become a vet, work with animals or gain more experience in the veterinary industry get in touch for how you can join us on our Vet Project in Ghana
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Shout out to our veterinary volunteers who have spent 4 weeks working in our community clinic working with small animals and doing outreach programmes across farms in Accra! 

Thankyou for all your hard work!

 If you want to become a vet, work with animals or gain more experience in the veterinary industry get in touch for how you can join us on our Vet Project in GhanaImage attachment

 

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Verity Ruth โค

These volunteers are simply the best. But than again I am a very proud dad.๐Ÿ˜€

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GRADUATE NUMBER 2 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

NAME: David Ohene Danquah
AGE: 14
POSITION: Midfield
SUBJECT: Science & History
SCHOOL: Baylor School, Tennessee
AMBITION: Professional footballer / Pilot

"I'm looking forwards to further my education and using this opportunity to help more people who started like me in Ghana"

Meet David, the second Graduate from New Life Football Academy. David is leaving Ghana for the very first time to pursue his dreams at high school in America. Congratulations David, you have worked so hard both in school and on the pitch and we couldn't be more proud. You are a star, keep on shining

Thankyou to everyone who has been a part of this life changing opportunity for David so far, we can't wait to see what your future holds.
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Comment on Facebook

Good lad x

Great job x

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"The best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in the service of others"

The Akwaaba Volunteers team are starting the week as we mean to go on...

#changinglives
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The best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in the service of others 

The Akwaaba Volunteers team are starting the week as we mean to go on...

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ AKWAABA VOLUNTEERS ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

"Brightening the future of the next generation"

Do you want to volunteer abroad? We have 14 different projects in sports, health, education and working with animals. Ready to start your adventure in Ghana? Book now!
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ AKWAABA VOLUNTEERS ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Brightening the future of the next generation

Do you want to volunteer abroad? We have 14 different projects in sports, health, education and working with animals. Ready to start your adventure in Ghana? Book now!

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Veterinary Volunteers spent the day with Dr Amakye-Anim, the Director of Labadi Veterinary Practice delivering an educational outreach workshop for farmers, scientists, delivery drivers, feed manufacturers and members of the Ghana poultry project on the effective control of vaccine preventable diseases for poultry in Ghana.

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Our Veterinary Volunteers spent the day with Dr Amakye-Anim, the Director of Labadi Veterinary Practice delivering an educational outreach workshop for farmers, scientists, delivery drivers, feed manufacturers and members of the Ghana poultry project on the effective control of vaccine preventable diseases for poultry in Ghana.  

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ MEET OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GRADUATE ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

NAME: Daniel Asiedu Boateng
AGE: 15
POSITION: Midfield
SUBJECT: English
SCHOOL: Cate School, California
AMBITION: Professional footballer / Sports Journalist

"This is the opportunity every kid in Ghana is dreaming of and now it is my reality"

Today we said goodbye to our very first graduate from our football academy who has received a full Scholarship from Cate School in California. We are unbelievably proud of you! Good luck from the Akwaaba Volunteers and New Life team. Make all of your dreams come true!

Akwaaba Volunteers aim is to "Brighten the future of the next generation and create better opportunities". Today we did exactly that!
Thankyou to everyone who has been a part of Daniels journey so far!
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ MEET OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GRADUATE ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

NAME: Daniel Asiedu Boateng 
AGE: 15
POSITION: Midfield
SUBJECT: English 
SCHOOL: Cate School, California
AMBITION: Professional footballer / Sports Journalist 

This is the opportunity every kid in Ghana is dreaming of and now it is my reality 

Today we said goodbye to our very first graduate from our football academy who has received a full Scholarship from Cate School in California. We are unbelievably proud of you! Good luck from the Akwaaba Volunteers and New Life team. Make all of your dreams come true! 

Akwaaba Volunteers aim is to Brighten the future of the next generation and create better opportunities. Today we did exactly that!
Thankyou to everyone who has been a part of Daniels journey so far!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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So proud of you Daniel

Amazing!!! Best of luck!

absolutely amazing! SO proud of you xxx

Fantastic so happy for you Daniel and for you Jordan youโ€™re a great girl xxxx

I want to join your team

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Could this be the next generation of Arsenal stars?

Thanks to the amazing @sal'sshoes we have been able to provide our academy of elite footballers, our street 2 school soccer players and our underprivileged children's centre with brand new kits for football!

How good do they look?
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Comment on Facebook

They look Amazing and very inspiring ๐Ÿ’ฏ

I want to join the team plse how will i

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are in Jamestown. One of the oldest and poorest neighborhood in Accra that emerged in the 17th century surrounding James Fort, built by the British.

We stopped to see the fort, lighthouse, fishing village and of course no trip here is complete without visiting JamesTown Cafe
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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Last month we were awarded a grant from The University of Buckingham to improve the classroom facilities at our underprivileged children's center.

We purchased 15 brand new hand made desks, a new whiteboard, partitioned the classrooms and bought classroom cupboards to stop the books getting dusty.

Before this there were only 4 desks in the classroom with students sitting up to 4 on each table and some sat on the floor. Now the children have more space and a better environment for learning. Just in time for exam week!

Thankyou for helping us "Brighten the future of the next generation"

Take a look at the before and after photos!
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Comment on Facebook

Philip Fine...look at this ! This charity has been set up by a former student of mine at RLS x that's great that Buckingham university have supported the children's learning by buying this furniture etc x

Thanks to Akwaaba Volunteers and University of Buckingham

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Walking back from football training today we spotted two boys aged 8 & 9 driving their hand made trucks home.

The boys have made container trucks, often seen driving through our community from old cans, plastic bottles, straws and cardboard boxes that people have thrown away.

We are feeling very inspired by their creativity and imaginations to make something amazing out of nothing!
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Walking back from football training today we spotted two boys aged 8 & 9 driving their hand made trucks home. 

The boys have made container trucks, often seen driving through our community from old cans, plastic bottles, straws and cardboard boxes that people have thrown away.

We are feeling very inspired by their creativity and imaginations to make something amazing out of nothing!

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

One of the many benefits of volunteering abroad is meeting new people and the friendships you will make.

#friends #bff #friendship #friendshipgoals #friendforever #meetingnewpeople #beautifulpeople #peoplefromtheworld #makingfriends #makingmemories #changinglives #Volunteers #volunteering #volunteerabroad #Ghana
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One of the many benefits of volunteering abroad is meeting new people and the friendships you will make. 

#friends #bff #friendship #friendshipgoals #friendforever #meetingnewpeople #beautifulpeople #peoplefromtheworld #makingfriends #makingmemories #changinglives #Volunteers #volunteering #volunteerabroad #Ghana

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Thanks to the amazing Sal's Shoes our u10 Street 2 School Soccer team have got new football boots!

Sal's Shoes deliver your outgrown and unwanted shoes straight to children in need around the world. We have been very lucky to receive 110 pairs of football boots in Ghana to support our football project which is using the power of sport to give children on the streets of Accra better opportunities and an education!

Thankyou to everyone that donated!

If you have unwanted, used or outgrown shoes please consider donating them along with ยฃ1 to this amazing charity so more children around the world can feel as happy as our boys!
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Comment on Facebook

Jordan greetings.... We also around

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our veterinary volunteers have been in surgery today treating this pups prolapsed eye.

If you want to volunteer with animals or gain valuable experience as a vet, working with horses or on our Primate conservation project send an email to info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Our veterinary volunteers have been in surgery today treating this pups prolapsed eye. 

If you want to volunteer with animals or gain valuable experience as a vet, working with horses or on our Primate conservation project send an email to info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our very talented art Volunteer Ruth Stuart has been teaching Richmond some new techniques. Check out his very first painting of King Boateng!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Our very talented art Volunteer Ruth Stuart has been teaching Richmond some new techniques. Check out his very first painting of King Boateng!!!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Brilliant ๐Ÿ˜Š

So good richmond!!

Waov, impressive ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Please think about donating your old hockey sticks to help the boys and girls we are working with in Ghana.

England Hockey are doing amazing work to help to develop Hockey in Ghana but many of the players still lack the basic equipment they need to get involved in the sport.

Now is your chance to help and make the hockey family even bigger!

England Hockey
Give the gift of hockey at #HWC2018 donate your old hockey sticks at Fan Central! โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy Birthday to the founder of Akwaaba Volunteers ๐ŸŽ‚

To celebrate we are fundraising to end #periodpoverty and stop the stigma surrounding #menstruation in our community. By donating just ยฃ1 you can help us to purchase a menstruation kit complete with reusable sanitary pads that our girls can keep using for 1 year or more. The kits will empower the girls from our netball project, stop them from missing school, feel free to play sports and feel safe and comfortable.

Follow the link below to donate...

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tournament-500
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Happy Birthday to the founder of Akwaaba Volunteers ๐ŸŽ‚

To celebrate we are fundraising to end #periodpoverty and stop the stigma surrounding #menstruation in our community. By donating just ยฃ1 you can help us to purchase a menstruation kit complete with reusable sanitary pads that our girls can keep using for 1 year or more. The kits will empower the girls from our netball project, stop them from missing school, feel free to play sports and feel safe and comfortable.

Follow the link below to donate...

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tournament-500

 

Comment on Facebook

Happy happy birthday to you my dear!! Pls enjoy your day to the fullest.

Happy Birthday Jordan all best for coming years๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿน๐Ÿน๐ŸŽ

Happy birthday

Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday!

Happy ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy birthday baby gal enjoy your day ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

Glorious Happy Belated Birthday Jordan Palmer ,Keep Changing Lives And God Rain His Everlasting Blessings On Your Life ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐Ÿ”‘

Happy birthday my dear.

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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Today we delivered all the horse equipment that you donated to the Ghana armed forces mounted unit.

14 saddles, 30 saddle clothes, veterinary equipment, bridles, headcollars, grooming kit and more!

Our volunteers have been working with a number of young recently backed horses, now we can ensure they have properly fitted tack to continue their education. Thankyou from us and our four legged friends!

Special thanks to Val Guse, Boateng Alfred, Hadee Alhassan, Shetland Sharon Holt, Mary Astbury, Samantha Lander and Shanti Persaud

#CharityTuesday
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Today we delivered all the horse equipment that you donated to the Ghana armed forces mounted unit. 

14 saddles, 30 saddle clothes, veterinary equipment, bridles, headcollars, grooming kit and more! 

Our volunteers have been working with a number of young recently backed horses, now we can ensure they have properly fitted tack to continue their education. Thankyou from us and our four legged friends! 

Special thanks to Val Guse, Boateng Alfred, Hadee Alhassan, Shetland Sharon Holt, Mary Astbury, Samantha Lander and Shanti Persaud

#CharityTuesday

 

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brilliant

Really pleased it helped

Amazing. Well done

Keep up the Good work guys ๐Ÿ’ฏ

You are very welcome. Glad all the saddles, bridles, headcollars and saddle clothes were of some use.

Pleased you received riding gear Jordan. Have another very large box full of various horse equipment here for you do you want me to get your mum to pick it up xxx.

Thank you good job

We appreciate it so much tanx to all Akwaaba Volunteers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

Sooooooo happy! Spirit looks amazing! Miss you all so much

Weldone & thank u very much

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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

What better way to spend a Monday morning than giving every child at our underprivileged children's centre a new pair of school shoes thanks to the amazing Sal's Shoes ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Future Leaders UCC helps children who would, under their current circumstances, be unable to attend government schools as a result of a lack of financial means and/or developmental needs.

Whilst the Ghanaian government has made schooling โ€˜freeโ€™ to all children of primary school age, they are still required to purchase uniforms, books, sports kit and shoes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Future Leaders UCC offers free education and provides all of the children with the equipment they need to be able to learn; youโ€™ve just provided each child with a pair of school shoes ๐Ÿ“š

We could tell you thankyou a million times and it still wouldn't be enough to tell you how grateful we are! Sal's Shoes we love you!
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Absolutely love this!!! Thanks to all involved! Yay to new shoes ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

Thanks Akwaaba Volunteer

Good job Jordan great to hv u around

I love the smiles on their faces...GRATEFULLY GRATEFUL sal' s shoes...

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Here it is! Watch the highlights from Culture Fest, Our Street 2 School Soccer tournament.

We know the impact that we can have by using sport as a tool for positive social change so we are teaming up with our friends from Kicking Off to host an even bigger event.

In September we will bring together 500 girls and boys from our community for a day of sports, culture and fun.

250 girls will be competing in netball & 250 boys will be competing in football. Every participant will receive a goody bag, food, water and a medical check but we want to do more...

Take a look at our fundraising page to see how you can help us give every girl a menstruation kit with reusable sanitary pads to end period poverty, distribute mosquito nets to stop malaria and more.

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tournament-500

(Shoutout to our amazing partners for making this possible too Netball Development Trust & Volta Sports )
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That is really cool..well done!

The management of Royal Academy wants to have a social inclusion game with your team.

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Simply placing a pencil in a child's hand is the first step toward unlocking the promise of self empowerment and a higher quality of life."

Every day Akwaaba Volunteers are taking small steps to change the lives of the children and communities we are working with. Even just 1 pencil can help us to empower a child, alleviate poverty & we get to see those smiles!

#changinglives
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Simply placing a pencil in a childs hand is the first step toward unlocking the promise of self empowerment and a higher quality of life.

Every day Akwaaba Volunteers are taking small steps to change the lives of the children and communities we are working with. Even just 1 pencil can help us to empower a child, alleviate poverty & we get to see those smiles! 

#changinglives

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

A D V E N T U R E

We traveled to the Volta Region over the weekend to escape the city and enjoy some of Ghana's natural wonders!

We visited Wli Falls, the highest waterfalls in West Africa and climbed to the top of Mount Afadjato, the tallest mountain in Ghana, where we were treated to spectacular views of Ghana and Togo.
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4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Are you ready to share your smile with the world?

We still have spaces available this summer for you to join us on any of our projects.

Sports coaching, teaching, childcare, medical internships and working with animals....

Interested? Contact us info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Are you ready to share your smile with the world? 

We still have spaces available this summer for you to join us on any of our projects. 

Sports coaching, teaching, childcare, medical internships and working with animals.... 

Interested? Contact us info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

On the 16th June we hosted our first Street 2 school Soccer tournament and we had an amazing day. The aim of the tournament was to celebrate the achievements of the Street 2 School participants so far both with their commitment to education and their football training and to bring the community together for a fun day of music, food, football and more!

We saw some so much talent on the pitch, sportsmanship, teamwork and competitive spirit from all 10 participating teams. Check out the photos for some of our favourite moments of the day!

U15 Tournament:
Teams - Street 2 School Soccer, Galaxy FC, Soul Winners & Danbort FC
Winners - Street 2 School Soccer Team
Goal King - Felix Bortey / Dambort FC
Player of the tournament - Joshua Kwashie / Street 2 School

U13 Tournament
Teams - Street 2 School Soccer, Mandela FC, Fordern FC & BrainAdet Soccer
Winners - Mandela FC
Goal King - Armah Gerald / Mandela FC
Player of the tournament - William Kpeglo / Mandela FC

Girls Player of the tournament - Abigail Amon

This day would not have been possible without the help of a number of special people so thankyou to....

The amazing Street 2 School family. King Boateng, Michael Kojo Osei, Kwabena Bobby Gh, Paa Skaats Gh, Daniel Anang GH and Abi Destiny. Thank you for being amazing role models, coaches and leaders for our players, we are very lucky to work with all of you!

Our partners and friends Volta Sports. Huge shout out to Ekow Twie Appiah-Elliott and Leon Yemoh for being instrumental in the organising, funding and running of the big day! Thank you for all your fundraising and support to make this day possible

Our excellent young referees.15 Year old Christopher and 14 Year old Henry you made the day fun and fair for all the teams and showed amazing integrity throughout the day.

Thankyou to the very talented Swagfam Studio for capturing all of the special moments from the day and to Halycon Media for supporting our project again. Watch this space for the video...

Lastly thank you to all 150 participants, coaches and spectators for coming to support our first Street 2 School Soccer tournament. We hope you all had as much fun as we did.
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Woow we'll done

Masterpiece

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

After a busy morning of football coaching and teaching we treated our volunteers to lunch at a local chop bar. #fufu

Fufu is a traditional food of Ghana made from pounded cassava and plantain, served with light soup.
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After a busy morning of football coaching and teaching we treated our volunteers to   lunch at a local chop bar. #fufu

Fufu is a traditional food of Ghana made from pounded cassava and plantain, served with light soup.

 

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Ahh fufu

When can I come back again?! Miss ya!

Jordan, when can I also join you guys..๐Ÿค“

Woow

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"No tool can more profoundly unlock a persons ability to change his or her place in life than access to quality education"

At the UCC (underprivileged children's centre) we are giving 156 street children, orphans or children living in extreme poverty the chance to get the education they deserve. Through our volunteers hard work we are able to work one on one with students to meet the individual needs of each child, to help them develop and "Brighten the future of the next generation"
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No tool can more profoundly unlock a persons ability to change his or her place in life than access to quality education 

At the UCC (underprivileged childrens centre) we are giving 156 street children, orphans or children living in extreme poverty the chance to get the education they deserve. Through our volunteers hard work we are able to work one on one with students to meet the individual needs of each child, to help them develop and Brighten the future of the next generation

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Meet the Dream Team.

This group of inspiring individuals work day in and day out to keep our Street 2 School Soccer Project running and give every child that we work with a safe environment to grow up in, an education and quality football coaching.

Thankyou for all of your hard work, being amazing role models, friends and making our dreams possible.
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Meet the Dream Team. 

This group of inspiring individuals work day in and day out to keep our Street 2 School Soccer Project running and give every child that we work with a safe environment to grow up in, an education and quality football coaching.

Thankyou for all of your hard work, being amazing role models, friends and making our dreams possible.

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Introducing the newest member of the Akwaaba volunteers primate family.

We had the pleasure of spending the day with these white naped mangabeys who will soon be moving to their semi-free enclosures before being released back into the forests of Ghana.
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Introducing the newest member of the Akwaaba volunteers primate family. 

We had the pleasure of spending the day with these white naped mangabeys who will soon be moving to their semi-free enclosures before being released back into the forests of Ghana.

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

A sneak peak of the footage from the Street 2 School Soccer tournament over the weekend!

We are bringing the community together through football and education and Saturday was a day to celebrate our impact so far!

Watch this space for more information, photos and videos!

Halcyon Media
Culturefest '18๐Ÿ”ฅ
An initiative by Volta Sports and Akwaaba Volunteers Akwaaba Volunteers UK
You guys rock๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ
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#halcyonmedia#halcyon#video#akwaaba#soccer#worldcup#thegame
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4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Some of our volunteers escaped the city to explore Cape Coast for the weekend.

Pictured below at Kakum National Park!
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Some of our volunteers escaped the city to explore Cape Coast for the weekend.

Pictured below at Kakum National Park!

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Vet Volunteers have been doing some outreach work at Aqua Safari Resort today.

They are giving all the animals health checks and any necessary treatments and delivering a talk to the keepers on safely handling the animals!
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Our Vet Volunteers have been doing some outreach work at Aqua Safari Resort today. 

They are giving all the animals health checks and any necessary treatments and delivering a talk to the keepers on safely handling the animals!

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Are you excited for the start of the World Cup today?

So are we! So we have put together a special offer for all you football fans, coaches, players and enthusiasts! Book your football coaching project between now and the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and you will save 50% on your project in Ghana!

You don't want to miss this opportunity!

Contact us on info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk for more information!
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Are you excited for the start of the World Cup today?

So are we! So we have put together a special offer for all you football fans, coaches, players and enthusiasts! Book your football coaching project between now and the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and you will save 50% on your project in Ghana! 

You dont want to miss this opportunity!

Contact us on info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk for more information!

 

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Hahahaha world cup promo indeed !!

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Through sports we can change the lives of girls in Ghana.

There are 61492 children living on the streets of Accra and girls represent 59% of this number.

By engaging girls in our community sports projects we can promote education, give girls a safe environment to grow up in, prevent child labor, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and make positive social change.

#girls #thisgirlcan #girlpower
#empoweringwomen #socialchange #sports #girlsgeneration #femaleathlete #sportlife #Accra #Ghana
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Through sports we can change the lives of girls in Ghana. 

There are 61492 children living on the streets of Accra and girls represent 59% of this number.  

By engaging girls in our community sports projects we can promote education, give girls a safe environment to grow up in, prevent child labor, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and make positive social change. 

#girls #thisgirlcan #girlpower
#empoweringwomen #socialchange #sports #girlsgeneration #femaleathlete #sportlife #Accra #Ghana

 

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Sure, its well said

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We got that Friday feeling thanks to the children at our underprivileged children's centre.

We spent the morning doing P.E with the kids and had so much fun!
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4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal."

Akwaaba Volunteers have over 14 projects working to create sustainable positive social change, alleviate poverty and create better opportunities for the community we are working with.

If you want to volunteer in Ghana get in touch to find out more!
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What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal.

Akwaaba Volunteers have over 14 projects working to create sustainable positive social change, alleviate poverty and create better opportunities for the community we are working with. 

If you want to volunteer in Ghana get in touch to find out more!

 

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Annie Knight Bea Selby xxx

Liv Richard

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Vet volunteers have been working hard at the Clinic today treating Parvovirus in Puppies.

Parvovirus is a highly contagious, often fatal viral disease of dogs, characterized by vomiting, severe diarrhea, and depression and accompanied by high fever and loss of appetite.

If you want to learn more about volunteering in Ghana at our Veterinary Clinic get in touch now for more information.
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Our Vet volunteers have been working hard at the Clinic today treating Parvovirus in Puppies. 

Parvovirus is a highly contagious, often fatal viral disease of dogs, characterized by vomiting, severe diarrhea, and depression and accompanied by high fever and loss of appetite.

If you want to learn more about volunteering in Ghana at our Veterinary Clinic get in touch now for more information.

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

A massive thankyou to everyone at Solihull School who donated clothes for our Underprivileged Children's Center in Ghana and to the volunteers for all of their hard work this week.

Giving out your donations was the perfect way to end a busy week of volunteering!
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A massive thankyou to everyone at Solihull School who donated clothes for our Underprivileged Childrens Center in Ghana and to the volunteers for all of their hard work this week.

Giving out your donations was the perfect way to end a busy week of volunteering!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It's #ThrowbackThursday and we are reminiscing about our Accra city bicycle tour last weekend.

Take a look at a few of our favourite photos!
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, shooting some bball outside of the school

Our basketball coaches have been coaching and showing off their skills in the local community.

If you love sports and want to join us in Ghana as a sports coach get in touch today!
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Akwaaba Volunteers had an amazing morning doing a very unique bicycle tour of Accra.

We saw the Osu Castle (Christiansborg castle), Independence Square, Accra Sports Stadium, stopped for coconuts at the Arts Center, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Jamestown Cafe, Jamestown Lighthouse, Stopped for a quick game of football against the local kids, Makola Market, Osu and finished with a Smoothie at the Shop!

Watch this space for more photos and videos!
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Akwaaba Volunteers had an amazing morning doing a very unique bicycle tour of Accra. 

We saw the Osu Castle (Christiansborg castle), Independence Square, Accra Sports Stadium, stopped for coconuts at the Arts Center, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Jamestown Cafe, Jamestown Lighthouse, Stopped for a quick game of football against the local kids, Makola Market, Osu and finished with a Smoothie at the Shop! 

Watch this space for more photos and videos!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy African Union Day from all the beautiful staff and children at the UCC and the Akwaaba Volunteers team in Ghana!

"We must unite in order to achieve the full liberation of our continent.โ€ โ€“First President and Prime Minister of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
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Happy African Union Day from all the beautiful staff and children at the UCC and the Akwaaba Volunteers team in Ghana! 

We must unite in order to achieve the full liberation of our continent.โ€ โ€“First President and Prime Minister of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Earlier this year we launched our Netball and Sexual Health Project working in 17 different schools with 26 coaches and 500 girls to promote gender equality and to empower girls through the worlds leading female sport...

This week we have been giving out some new equipment for even more girls to get involved in the project!

Pictured are the girls from LA Anglican Primary School with new netballs for practice.
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Earlier this year we launched our Netball and Sexual Health Project working in 17 different schools with 26 coaches and 500 girls to promote gender equality and to empower girls through the worlds leading female sport...

This week we have been giving out some new equipment for even more girls to get involved in the project! 

Pictured are the girls from LA Anglican Primary School with new netballs for practice.

 

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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Šโšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽฝ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Great to see our partnership flourishing Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We travelled to Lake Volta this weekend for some quality beach time!

We enjoyed a boat trip across Ghana's largest lake which has 24 different islands in it, visit to the market, bonfire on the beach, watching local fisherman and of course lots of swimming!

You can enjoy travelling around Ghana too when you choose to volunteer with Akwaaba Volunteers!
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

The Akwaaba Team, Coach Bobby and Clifford, one of our Street to School Soccer players have been in the studio this morning with Kwese TV.

Thankyou Kwese TV and Alive and Kicking for the opportunity to talk about how we are using football as a tool to change lives in our community and for presenting Clifford with his prizes for his skills on the pitch!

If you want to find out more about our Street to School Soccer Project you can visit our website or get in touch!
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The Akwaaba Team, Coach Bobby and Clifford, one of our Street to School Soccer players have been in the studio this morning with Kwese TV. 

Thankyou Kwese TV and Alive and Kicking for the opportunity to talk about how we are using football as a tool to change lives in our community and for presenting Clifford with his prizes for his skills on the pitch!  

If you want to find out more about our Street to School Soccer Project you can visit our website or get in touch!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We have completed our first building and sanitation project!!!

Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to take the first step in building a brand new school for underprivileged children in Accra.

One out of every five Ghanaians defecates in the open and about 90% of all our excreta end up in streams and rivers โ€“ the same place many people get their drinking water from. As a result of this 4,000 Ghanaian children die each year from diarrhea, even more die from pneumonia, and about 23% of Ghanaian children suffer from stunting (chronic malnutrition linked to poor water and sanitation).

We have built a brand new toilet block for the school to prevent this from happening to our children. These children have proper toilets to use and somewhere to wash their hands too.

If you still want to donate to our "Buy a Brick Campaign" and join the wall of fame there is still time to donate by following the link below!

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrick
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Great work guys!!! Amazing to see the first steps complete x

Thank you so much. We at the UCC are much grateful.

Good job grandson

I'm famous!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 just amazing. Remember when it was just foundations and so proud of everyone (especially Jordan Palmer and King Boateng)- you guys are awesome in every sense of the word

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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"One child, one teacher, one pen, one book can change the world"

There is never a dull moment at our teaching project. We are helping over 160 underprivileged children who are living in extreme poverty get the education they deserve and we want you to be a part of it!

If you want to make an impact and help us to change more lives you can join our teaching project this summer!

Email info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk to find out more!
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One child, one teacher, one pen, one book can change the world

There is never a dull moment at our teaching project. We are helping over 160 underprivileged children who are living in extreme poverty get the education they deserve and we want you to be a part of it! 

If you want to make an impact and help us to change more lives you can join our teaching project this summer! 

Email info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk to find out more!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Why are Akwaaba Volunteers creating better opportunities for underprivileged children in Ghana through our range of projects in Accra?

One quarter of the population of Ghana lives in poverty and 1 in 12 people live in extreme poverty

3.5 Million children in Ghana live in poverty and more than one third of these live in extreme poverty

One quarter of students never complete primary school

Children are 40% more likely to live in poverty than adults

Urban poverty is rapidly growing due to a growing urban population and an increase in segregation as the inequality gap grows bigger

Accra has high unemployment rates with a lack of access to basic housing, water and sanitation

Ghana has a predicted housing defecit of 2.4 million in 2018

61492 Children live on the streets of Accra

87% of street children are there because of economic desperation

65% of children under 10 don't attend school in Accra

Through our projects we can make a sustainable positive impact to change the lives of young people for the better, we are keeping children off the streets, creating better opportunities for young people and alleviating the poverty in the areas that we work in.

BUT we need your help to do this! By volunteering abroad with Akwaaba Volunteers you be a part of our story and help us make a difference!

Get in touch today to find out about all of our opportunities

info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Why are Akwaaba Volunteers creating better opportunities for underprivileged children in Ghana through our range of projects in Accra?

One quarter of the population of Ghana lives in poverty and 1 in 12 people live in extreme poverty 

3.5 Million children in Ghana live in poverty and more than one third of these live in extreme poverty

One quarter of students never complete primary school 

Children are 40% more likely to live in poverty than adults 

Urban poverty is rapidly growing due to a growing urban population and an increase in segregation as the inequality gap grows bigger 

Accra has high unemployment rates with a lack of access to basic housing, water and sanitation

Ghana has a predicted housing defecit of 2.4 million in 2018

61492 Children live on the streets of Accra

87% of street children are there because of economic desperation 

65% of children under 10 dont attend school in Accra

Through our projects we can make a sustainable positive impact to change the lives of young people for the better, we are keeping children off the streets, creating better opportunities for young people and alleviating the poverty in the areas that we work in. 

BUT we need your help to do this! By volunteering abroad with Akwaaba Volunteers you be a part of our story and help us make a difference! 

Get in touch today to find out about all of our opportunities 

info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

 

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so powerful <3

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"

Take a look at our latest adventure with our noble steads ๐ŸŽ

If you love horses we have the perfect project for you! We still have a few spaces remaining on our horse project this summer so get in touch today to secure your spot!

Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Is this you Jordan? So proud of you xxx

Wow...would love to do this.

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are extremeley lucky to have so many amazing people who choose to join us as volunteers in Ghana.

Today we had the pleasure of handing out a huge box of clothes for the kids at our Underprivileged Children's Center thanks to Madam Cassie Richards who collected clothes and shipped them all the way to Ghana.

Thankyou from all of the Akwaaba Volunteers team and the UCC!
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We took a very sweaty hike through the forest but it was so worth it for those views!

Making the most of our weekend to explore the beautiful nature of Ghana!

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We took a very sweaty hike through the forest but it was so worth it for those views! 

Making the most of our weekend to explore the beautiful nature of Ghana! 

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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

WE ARE ON TV

If you missed our instagram story from yesterday, Kwese TV have been back to Street 2 School Soccer to learn more about our programme and how we are combining football and education to give the kids we are working with better opportunities!

If you are in Ghana don't forget to tune in to learn more!

If you are interested in volunteering as a football coach get in touch today!
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Together Everyone Achieves More!

We have been back on the Rugby pitch to check out the boys skills, sportsmanship and teamwork!

If you want to join the Akwaaba Volunteers team as a sports coach, get in touch to find out about our wide range of opportunities!
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Together Everyone Achieves More!  

We have been back on the Rugby pitch to check out the boys skills, sportsmanship and teamwork!

If you want to join the Akwaaba Volunteers team as a sports coach, get in touch to find out about our wide range of opportunities!

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Take a look at the smiles from feeding time at the Zoo this morning with volunteer Chris.

If you love animals you can join us this summer on our Primate Conservation project, Horse Project or our Veterinary Project!
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Wishing Kwabena Bobby Gh a huge #happybirthday from all of the Akwaaba Volunteers Team.

Coach Bobby, we couldn't do what we do without you, you inspire us and the kids everyday! Thank-you for everything you do, here is to another great year!

P.S Check out our new Street To School Soccer Coaches kits!
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Wishing Kwabena Bobby Gh a huge #happybirthday from all of the Akwaaba Volunteers Team. 

Coach Bobby, we couldnt do what we do without you, you inspire us and the kids everyday! Thank-you for everything you do, here is to another great year! 

P.S Check out our new Street To School Soccer Coaches kits!Image attachment

 

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You doing really great Jordan !!!

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"When educating the minds of our youth we must not forget to educated their hearts"

Interested in volunteering as a teacher? You can help us fill the hearts of the underprivileged children we are working with through education!

Thankyou Anna Toseland and Christoffer for donating exercise books, pens and pencils to our after school teaching project and making learning so fun for these kids!
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When educating the minds of our youth we must not forget to educated their hearts 

Interested in volunteering as a teacher? You can help us fill the hearts of the underprivileged children we are working with through education! 

Thankyou Anna Toseland and Christoffer for donating exercise books, pens and pencils to our after school teaching project and making learning so fun for these kids!

 

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Canโ€™t wait to come back ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

The Street to School Soccer programme aims to use football to alleviate the ever increasing urban poverty in Ghana.

The programme is not just about playing great football but aims to build character, teach life skills, promote education, instill the values of sport and create better opportunities for young people in our community.

Meet Christopher Adjei Okpoti, a member of the S2S programme. At the age of 15 years old Christopher is making history in Ghana as one of the best and youngest referees in Accra. Christopher started the programme as a goal keeper and still trains every day for fun but when he told us his real passion was refereeing S2S were able to give him a platform to achieve his dreams. He is now sought after at every level from local games up to Ghana's first division, he has an amazing understanding and command of the game and gains respect from every team he officiates for.

We love seeing Christopher doing what he has a passion for and can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
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The Street to School Soccer programme aims to use football to alleviate the ever increasing urban poverty in Ghana. 

The programme is not just about playing great football but aims to build character, teach life skills, promote education, instill the values of sport and create better opportunities for young people in our community.

Meet Christopher Adjei Okpoti, a member of the S2S programme. At the age of 15 years old Christopher is making history in Ghana as one of the best and youngest referees in Accra. Christopher started the programme as a goal keeper and still trains every day for fun but when he told us his real passion was refereeing S2S were able to give him a platform to achieve his dreams. He is now sought after at every level from local games up to Ghanas first division, he has an amazing understanding and command of the game and gains respect from every team he officiates for. 

We love seeing Christopher doing what he has a passion for and cant wait to see what the future holds for him!

One of the best things about volunteering abroad is the friendships that you'll make!

#friendshipslastforever
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One of the best things about volunteering abroad is the friendships that youll make! 

#friendshipslastforever

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

โ˜€ Planning your summer getaway? ๐ŸŒด

๐ŸŒ Akwaaba Volunteers have something for everyone! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

๐ŸŽ“ Teaching ๐Ÿ“š
โšฝ Sports Coaching ๐Ÿ‘
๐ŸŽ Horse Riding ๐Ÿ‡
๐Ÿค• Medical ๐ŸŒก
๐Ÿ• Veterinary care ๐Ÿข
๐ŸŽจ Art ๐Ÿ–Œ
๐Ÿ‘ฃ Travelling ๐Ÿ›ฉ

Book now for the opportunity of a lifetime and an unforgettable summer!

Use the code Akwaaba18 for ยฃ50 off per week

Book with a friend using the code AkwaabaFriends for ยฃ100 off per week.
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โ˜€ Planning your summer getaway? ๐ŸŒด 

๐ŸŒ Akwaaba Volunteers have something for everyone! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

๐ŸŽ“ Teaching ๐Ÿ“š
โšฝ Sports Coaching ๐Ÿ‘
๐ŸŽ Horse Riding ๐Ÿ‡
๐Ÿค• Medical ๐ŸŒก
๐Ÿ• Veterinary care ๐Ÿข
๐ŸŽจ Art ๐Ÿ–Œ
๐Ÿ‘ฃ Travelling ๐Ÿ›ฉ

Book now for the opportunity of a lifetime and an unforgettable summer!

Use the code Akwaaba18 for ยฃ50 off per week

Book with a friend using the code AkwaabaFriends for ยฃ100 off per week.

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Akwaaba Volunteers are in Cape Coast this weekend.

Cape coast is the Gold Coasts former capital (it was moved to Accra in 1877) and is a key part of Ghana's rich multicultural history as one of the most import trade routes that transported not only slaves but gold, honey, and other African items. Cape Coast is now primarily a fishing port and it's mascot is a crab!

Don't forget you can watch what we are getting up to on our Instagram Story!
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It may be the school holidays in Ghana but our students love to learn, especially when they have awesome volunteers as teachers!

Here are a few photos from our after school community project today!
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Fede billeder med Chris ๐Ÿ˜

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Primate Conservation volunteers got up close and personal with some of the residents of Accra Zoo during today's induction.

Love animals? You can volunteer with the monkeys too!

info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Our Primate Conservation volunteers got up close and personal with some of the residents of Accra Zoo during todays induction. 

Love animals? You can volunteer with the monkeys too! 

info@akwaabavolunteers.org.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy Birthday to the youngest member of the Akwaaba Volunteers dream team!

Richmond you're a star, keep shining!
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Happy birthday to you my boy

Happy birthday Richmond ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Happy happy birthday to my dancing friend!!

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

STREET 2 SCHOOL SOCCER

Our community football project is working with over 100 girls and boys aged 8 - 16. Not only does the programme give every player quality football coaching it also offers them educational support through homework club and a supportive environment to grow up in.

Football is Ghana's number 1 passion and now you have the chance to get involved!

If you love football either as a player or a coach join us now to make your impact!
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STREET 2 SCHOOL SOCCER 

Our community football project is working with over 100 girls and boys aged 8 - 16. Not only does the programme give every player quality football coaching it also offers them educational support through homework club and a supportive environment to grow up in.

Football is Ghanas number 1 passion and now you have the chance to get involved!

If you love football either as a player or a coach join us now to make your impact!

 

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Am from tema a coach I would like to be a volunteer

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Over the past couple of weeks we have been getting creative in the community.

Ruth has been collaborating with local artists to paint some amazing art, learn new skills and inspire the next generation to get creative!

Today we celebrated the end of term with school kids from Labadi with some facepainting!

Love art? Check out the photos below to see what you could get involved in!
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Primate Conservation project need your help....

The West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA) mission is to safeguard the future of two Critically Endangered primates - the Roloway monkey and the white-naped mangabey. Part of our work is rescuing and rehabilitating pet trade victims, placing them into social and breeding groups and have, since its conception in 2001, created a genetically diverse captive population of white-naped mangabeys - the largest of its kind!

The current Endangered Primate Breeding Centre was constructed in 2008 and in the ten years since it opened at Accra Zoo in the Achimota Forest. To commemorate this anniversary, we would like to build new homes for some of our longest residents. The decade has worn and torn our original enclosures, and all our animals deserve the same high standard of care.

100% of what you donate will go directly to the construction of the new enclosures so if you would like to donate and help give our monkeys a natural and safe home follow the link!

www.gofundme.com/new-homes-for-rare-monkeys?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=camp...
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Our Primate Conservation project need your help....

The West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA) mission is to safeguard the future of two Critically Endangered primates - the Roloway monkey and the white-naped mangabey.  Part of our work is rescuing and rehabilitating pet trade victims, placing them into social and breeding groups and have, since its conception in 2001, created a genetically diverse captive population of white-naped mangabeys - the largest of its kind! 

The current Endangered Primate Breeding Centre was constructed in 2008 and in the ten years since it opened at Accra Zoo in the Achimota Forest. To commemorate this anniversary, we would like to build new homes for some of our longest residents. The decade has worn and torn our original enclosures, and all our animals deserve the same high standard of care.

100% of what you donate will go directly to the construction of the new enclosures so if you would like to donate and help give our monkeys a natural and safe home follow the link! 

https://www.gofundme.com/new-homes-for-rare-monkeys?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_title&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Sunday morning induction for our new volunteers and a history lesson for our Academy football players!

Dr Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first prime minister and president of Ghana and led Ghana to its independence from Britain in 1957.

#Accra
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Sunday morning induction for our new volunteers and a history lesson for our Academy football players! 

Dr Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first prime minister and president of Ghana and led Ghana to its independence from Britain in 1957. 

#Accra

 

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Good pic. We read about Kwame Nkrumah in our History syllabus in Kenya.

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are celebrating the "International day of Sport for Development and Peace" across all of our sports projects today.

Together we can continue to use the power of sports to change lives!

#WhiteCard
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

If you are in Ghana, don't forget to tune in to Kwese TV tomorrow and watch Jessica and our "Street 2 School Soccer" girls team showing off their freestyle skills on the pitch!

#lifeonthestreets #thisgirlcan
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If you are in Ghana, dont forget to tune in to Kwese TV tomorrow and watch Jessica and  our Street 2 School Soccer girls team showing off their freestyle skills on the pitch! 

#lifeonthestreets #thisgirlcan

7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy Easter to you all! To celebrate we are offering you 30% off all of our projects when you book in April!

(Save on your Flights too with prices from just ยฃ300)
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Happy Easter to you all! To celebrate we are offering you 30% off all of our projects when you book in April! 

(Save on your Flights too with prices from just ยฃ300)

 

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Emma Bรฆk

7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are almost ready for the weekend, but first its Street To School Soccer time!

Kick-starting the session with homework club where the boys are learning about the different regions in Ghana.

Followed by training with our new balls thanks to Volta Sports and Alive and Kicking!

If you want to donate a ball for Street to School follow the link!

www.oneworldplayproject.com/campaign/street-school-soccer-project/
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We are almost ready for the weekend, but first its Street To School Soccer time! 

Kick-starting the session with homework club where the boys are learning about the different regions in Ghana. 

Followed by training with our new balls thanks to Volta Sports and Alive and Kicking! 

If you want to donate a ball for Street to School follow the link! 

https://www.oneworldplayproject.com/campaign/street-school-soccer-project/Image attachmentImage attachment

7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time!"

Over the past 10 weeks, Catherine Isobel Roy has dedicated her time to working with over 60 horses, 2 camels and a puppy alongside the mounted unit of the Ghana armed forces and Akwaaba Volunteers.

Catty has been working cloesly with Spirit, a very green 3 year old stallion who had no confidence ouside of his stable, would rear at the slightest pressure, buck at every opportunity and was nervous and head shy. 2 months down the line, Spirit is confidently cantering in open spaces, popping over poles, responding to voice commands, is confident with a saddle on and ready to be backed and to make a great horse for someone.

Take a look at what you could get up to when you join our Horse Project in Ghana!
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Lovely missing u already Catty

Kukuu long time no see bro

Ponko line

My girlfriend was a very hardworking lady, I must confess hahahahaha!!!

You are brilliant Catherine Isobel Roy xxx

Hey Alfredoo... good job my man

Well done my talented daughter! Love you sooo much! Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures! X

Soldier dieee enuaaaani....................

Nice one u loving and carding dear

Thanks

Andy Notbohm Erin Thompson

Great

nice video. keep on with the good work.

Richie Herman

Boateng Alfred king

Hi

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7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Today we are celebrating the end of term and the end of an era.

The children from the UCC (underprivileged children's centre) have been forced to leave their current location and have been left with no where to go. As you can see from the photo the new school is still a building site and without the school the children are left vulnerable on the streets, forced into child labor or worse.

Thanks to the Akwaaba Volunteers team and our amazing family of supporters we have raised the money to rebuild a temporary structure at the new school site and a toilet block which guarantees the safety and education of over 160 children from Accra who will have a school to return to after Easter!

If you are interested in donating follow the link:

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrick
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Today we are celebrating the end of term and the end of an era. 

The children from the UCC (underprivileged childrens centre) have been forced to leave their current location and have been left with no where to go. As you can see from the photo the new school is still a building site and without the school the children are left vulnerable on the streets, forced into child labor or worse. 

Thanks to the Akwaaba Volunteers team and our amazing family of supporters we have raised the money to rebuild a temporary structure at the new school site and a toilet block which guarantees the safety and education of over 160 children from Accra who will have a school to return to after Easter!

If you are interested in donating follow the link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrickImage attachment
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