17 hours ago
Last term Jesse stopped going to school, he had fallen behind in class and was struggling to read and write.
Over the holidays Jessehas come for vacation classes everyday with various volunteers and we have gone from learning basic ABCs to spelling words and making sentances.
Today Jesse got to play at the National stadium with Thomas at half time of the game between Hearts of Oak and the Ghana u23 to encourage him to keep up his hard work.
Huge Thankyou to Kim Grant, Hearts of Oak , Ian, Titus and Futurestars Charity for making dreams come true. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
*** KICKING OFF LABADI ***
We are super excited to be hosting our final tournament of the year on October 5th
As always 500 children from across Accra will participate, the girls playing netball and the Boys playing football. They will all receive a goody bag full of health and educational supplies, a meal, medical check, clean drinking water and an awesome day full of music, dancing and sports!
Want to get involved as a volunteer? Or as a sponsor? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kicking Off Volta Sports Elective Ghana Futurestars Charity La Future Leaders Community School ... See MoreSee Less
Super excited Sammy has arrived at VVV - VENLO Football Club in Holland where he will be training for the next 3 months
An amazing opportunity to develop as a player and gain some experience in another country
Wishing you all the best. Show them you are a superstar 🌟
Huge thanks to everyone involved in getting Sammy to Holland, especially Coach Mike, Action Boys F.C and Volta Sports ... See MoreSee Less
Smiles don't get much bigger than that...
Who is happier Titus or Blessford?
Did you know throughout the holidays we have been running vacation classes for the kids from the Street 2 School Soccer Programme who are not in school or want extra help so by September they can be registered at school and top of their class ...
Volta Sports Futurestars Charity La Future Leaders Community School ... See MoreSee Less
Blessford is certainly happier 😁
** NETBALL TOUR 2020 **
The official @netballdevelopmenttrust Ghana Netball tour is back in April/ May of 2020. This is an amazing opportunity to shape grassroots netball in Ghana, meet other volunteers and experience a new culture!
If you love netball, play netball, coach netball and want the experience of a lifetime please email email@example.com with your expression of interest for the "Ghana Tour"
Tours are also available in Uganda and Kenya later in the year if you can't make it here! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday from Ghana
We are celebrating the end of the week and our amazing teaching volunteer Efua.
Efua has been teaching at our vacation classes through the holidays. Yesterday the kids from our after school club showed off their cultural dance and taught the volunteers some new moves!
Fancy joining us as a teaching volunteer? Get in touch to find out more ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou Elliot for your time in Ghana.
Elliot has been coaching at the Street 2 School Soccer Programme every afternoon and teaching at Future Leaders school or helping to run vacation classes for the boys in the mornings. In just over a week Jesse (front and center in the second photo) has gone from struggling to say his alphabet to confidently spelling two and three letter words and doing his times tables.
We will all miss you!
Fancy joining us as a football coach? We have spaces for 2019 & 2020
Futurestars Charity Volta Sports ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Akwaaba Volunteers was an amazing experience for me! I loved working with the kids so much. Jordan, King and Richmond helped me and the other volunteers with everything we needed and learned us about Ghana. It was a safe and special two weeks for me!
Als 17-jarige meisje zou ik dit huis en deze mensen zeker aanraden. Het voelde meteen als een echt thuis. Het voelt echt alsof ik een impact heb gemaakt, en de kinderen hebben ook zeker een impact op mij gemaakt! ... See MoreSee Less
She is 11 and is part of the Street 2 School Soccer Programme in Labadi. She has 8 brothers and sisters and is in class 1 at Wireless School. Benedicta started coming to training in February after a Kicking Off tournament identified her injuries and treated her younger brother for Scabies.
4 Years ago Benedicta was invovled in a road accident with her mum, her mum lost her leg as a result of the accident and her family were unable to pay to take Benedicta to the hospital. 4 years on and her injuries have cause her to develop Scoliosis.
After many hospital visits, seeing specialists, x-rays and examinations Benedicta has been fitted with a spinal brace which should correct her scoliosis without her needing surgery however she is going to need ongoing treatment and physiotherapy whilst she grows.
King Boateng and Jordan Palmer will be running the Millenium Marathon in Accra on the 7th September to raise money for Benedicta so we can get her back on the pitch in no time!
Please click on the link, donate and share to help us get through the very sweaty race
(If all of our followers and friends donated just £1 we would hit our target)
www.gofundme.com/f/accra-marathon&rcid=r01-156475161041-8e4b43696b0f4bd9&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w ... See MoreSee Less
God bless u kanoute
This isn’t little Richmond’s family is it? 😩
"Everybody can make a difference and every person should try"
Our volunteer Elsie is making a big difference to these teeny tiny baby tortoise at an outreach project on our veterinary project. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice PROUD of YOU
Finishing the week on the pitch at our Street 2 School Soccer Programme.
There are still spaces available to join us as a sports coach in 2019 and 2020!
Volta Sports Billa Future Stars Soccer Academy ... See MoreSee Less
We are going to miss you Harriet
Huge Thankyou from us, St Maurice JHS and Future Leaders Netball team. We have loved having you as a netball coach! ... See MoreSee Less
Monkeys, mountains and waterfalls.
The volunteers took a roadtrip to the Volta Region this weekend to visit the monkey forest, swim in Wli falls, the highest waterfalls in West Africa and climb Mount Afadjato for some amazing views over Togo. ... See MoreSee Less
Richmond hope you'll take us there on our next trip? X
Gemma Perry literally can’t wait 😍
Gemma Perry literally can’t wait 😍
What a lovely morning at Future Leaders School
Huge Thankyou to Neema and all the amazing people that donated things for the kids. All of the nursery and upper nursery got something new today.
Our volunteers and Futurestars Charity had a busy morning under the tree doing one on one's with the students getting ready for exams. ... See MoreSee Less
So nice to see the volunteers in action.
Throwback to last weekends city bicycle tour
A great way to see all of the sights from independce Square to Jamestown. ... See MoreSee Less
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
These are our future leaders, Thankyou Nils for helping inspire the next generation in Ghana. ... See MoreSee Less
Two of our volunteers Emma & Niclas are vet students from Denmark. They are working at our veterinary project for 4 weeks.
"Volunteering is so much fun! We get to use a lot of our knowledge from vet school. Things are different here and you have to do so much with as little as possible with or without power. This means sometime you have to be creative" ... See MoreSee Less
Passion. Determination. Hard work. Discipline. Self belief. Honesty. Respect. Leadership. Culture. Teamwork.
These are just a few of the values we can teach through sports and days like Saturday. Big thanks to Kicking Off for making it all possible.
#tournament #passion #determination #hardwork #teamwork #sports #changinglives #sportsforall #sportsfordevelopment #morethanjustagame #values #alwayslearning #togetherwecandomore #Ghana #Accra #Akwaaba ... See MoreSee Less
The third edition of our Kicking Off Labadi Tournament is done.
Another amazing day with 500 children from across Accra.
8 U12 Football Teams and 8 Primary School Girls Netball Teams were invited to enjoy a day of sports, a goody bag with education and hygiene supplies, a medical check from the Elective Ghana team, a meal, clean water, music, fun and more.
There was some amazing talent on show from the participants in both the football and netball competitions. We were also very lucky to be joined by the Ghana Netball Federation to support the growth of netball in Ghana. The De blessing foundation also supported us with an amazing cultural dance.
The Girls Winners - LA Yahoshua Primary School
Runners Up - Futurestars Charity
The Boys Winners - Corinthians F.C
Runners Up - Gomoa Sports
We also gave prizes to the girls and boys for the player of the day, honesty, respect, determination, teamwork and passion.
Thankyou to all the coaches teachers, organisers, volunteers, helpers, referees, umpires and all 500 participants and the spectators and kids who came to watch and play on the bouncy castle. You guys are the reason why we do what we do.
Big Shout out to the amazing Kicking off team Julian Stone and Dominic Nyarko
Netball Development Trust legends Julie Smith & Monica Thandi and all the volunteers who joined us this year that educated our teachers and coaches and have made it possible for us to continue growing netball and celebrate the sports with the kids.
The Street 2 School Soccer Team Volta Sports, Paa Skaats Gh, Kwabena Bobby Gh, Michael Kojo Osei, Abi Destiny
, New Life Football Academyand the rest for always giving up your time to support our events. You guys are the real MVP's!
Take a look at the photos from the day and expect more tournament spam!
If you want to get involved in our October Tournament as a volunteer or sponsor get in touch by email. firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Hands up if you are excited for our biggest Kicking Off tournament yet this Saturday.....
Come down to Aviation Park, Labadi to support your team and enjoy the entertainment.
How good do the boys look in their new bibs from Sal's Shoes Printed by Volta Sports and Gus.
Fingers crossed the next group photo there will be a trophy..... ... See MoreSee Less
Akwaaba Volunteers is in Mole National Park.
2 months ago
Ghana is so beautiful and diverse, every region you visit has something amazing to offer. We headed to the north to visit Mole National Park and see some of Ghana's amazing wildlife.
We got up close and personal with elephants, took a jeep safari and a walking safari, watched elephants play in the water from the hotel and enjoyed the spectacular views
We offer more than just volunteering opportunities.
Travel. Explore. Experience Ghana ... See MoreSee Less
Today we joined Boss Baker & Tbanks MEDIA at the maiden edition of the National Festival of school Drama at The center for national culture.
5 schools took part today. The first was La Future Leaders Community School in just over a week they put together an amazing play highlighting the importance of the UN sustainable development goals and teenage pregnancy which is one of the biggest reasons girls drop out of school in our community.
The second performance was by De Blessing Foundation, our after school club. This is open to any kids from the community who want to come and learn after school. The kids did an amazing cultural dance to open the whole show followed by a very funny play and landed themselves a place in the next round.
Congratulations to all of the actors and actresses who took to the stage today and their teachers and volunteers for giving the kids the opportunity to learn about culture through drama.
We can't wait to see the kids performing again. ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre & Intent 2 Improve - Personal Training in Buckingham for donating water bottles, sunglasses and hats to our projects in Ghana! You made their week with your kindness.
Can you help to provide water bottles and hats to the rest of the children we are working with? Please take a look at the story below and donate any amount you can!
www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/futureleadersunderprivilegedchildrenscentre?utm_source=Facebook&u... ... See MoreSee Less
You are more than welcome. Those smiles 😍
Travel. Adventure. Experience. Live your best life. Collect moments not things.
Join us in Ghana for the experience of a lifetime.
Contact us today to find out about volunteering in Ghana! ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck to New Life Football Academy for their big game today!
Earlier this week we visited the boys with professional physio Tyrone Mathews to host a sports injury clinic. The players were taught about prehab and rehab, stretching, & treatment of injuries. Everyone was seen and treated by the physio and the boys were given a physio bag full of equipment for their games to help prevent and treat injuries.
Thankyou Tye for your time!
#physiotherapy #volunteerabroad ... See MoreSee Less
The best part of volunteering abroad is immersing yourself in local culture and supporting the communities you work with.
Shanti is helping prepare a traditional lunch of Fufu. First you pound the yam until it is soft and dough like and then add your soup for a delicious lunch! ... See MoreSee Less
Jenny is a registered nurse from Scotland and came out to Ghana as part of her elective.
She spent 2 weeks working at the hospital in our community. She also taught a "Healthy Habbits" class to our community after school club who made some amazing posters to teach their family and friends and delivered a first aid class to our football academy.
Vocational Impact ... See MoreSee Less
It's great to be working with you guys and helping student nurses experience both city life and rural Ghanian life 👍👍
We took a roadtrip to Shai Hills Nature reserve just outside of Accra
Check out those views 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Finishing the week at our Street 2 School Soccer Project.
150 kids have completed homework club with, finished football training and had Friday food courtesy of Boss Baker.
Volta Sports Kicking Off
#Dailyfood #EatLikeaBoss ... See MoreSee Less
Throwback to #menstrualhygieneday
We are always happy to seeing our netball project growing and developing.
Last month we were invited to "girls club" at St Maurice School where the netball coach had a great discussion with the girls about menstruation and the challenges the girls face. The biggest problem and cause of missing school was lack of access to sanitary pads.
Did you know in Ghana sanitary pads are subject to a 20% import tax, driving costs up and limiting accessibility?!
9/10 girls will be absent during their period.
Thankyou to Christine Fuller from Global Kindness and Helen who recently visited our projects we were able to distribute sanitary pads to the girls at St Maurice and Future Leaders UCC.
We were also invited to train with the girls from 5BN military basic school. Thankyou to Sir Prince for inviting us and showing us what you have learnt from the Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball coaching cours. Arakan Military School have invited us to start netball at their school too.
Last but not least check out the Futurestars Charity girls with their new kits and balls. We can't wait to see you all at our upcoming tournament.
#girlpower ... See MoreSee Less
Swagfam Studio perfectly capturing the joy when you give out 171 birthday presents from Spread Some Sunshine to every single child at Future Leaders school for underprivileged children. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
always make every moment a memory
Akwaaba Volunteers is at La Future Leaders Community School.
3 months ago
What better way to celebrate the end of the week and the end of the month than by giving out birthday present to every single child at school courtesy of Spread Some Sunshine.
171 gifts were bought, shipped to Ghana thanks to Sal's Shoes, we wrapped them up and now every child will get to celebrate their birthday with a gift. For many of these kids this will be the first time that will happen.
The smiles say it all! Thankyou
P. S. How amazing are these photos by @swagfamstudios ... See MoreSee Less
Such beautiful photos x so glad they liked the gifts! Thank you to everyone who donated. The smiles say it all x
Beautiful photos x
Love it 💕💕💕
Did you know that over 3000 tonnes of waste plastics are generated in Ghana every day and only 2% is recycled? More than 250,000 tonnes or 23% of all plastic waste generated in a year in Ghana are expected to flow into the Atlantic Ocean so by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.
It's bad for us, our animals and the environment and as the rainy season starts we have to make an effort to prevent flooding.
So here are our top 10 tips for being more sustainable when in and traveling to Ghana
1. Bring a reusable shopping bag for every day use. Say no to plastic bags
2. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated and stop you buying plastic Bottled water throughout the day
3. Don't spend lots of money on new clothes before you come the reality is you are going to be sweaty and dusty 90% of the time. If you want new clothes buy some African material and ask a local tailor to make you whatever you want. Unique, handmade, beautiful and supporting a local business
4. Buy food fresh from your local market. No plastic packaging, it's better for you and you will be supporting local farmers instead of big supermarket chains
5. If you are buying food on the streets take your own container and cutlery with you or go the more traditional route of being served your food in a lead and use your hands to eat.
6. Don't bring plastic bottles of toiletries to Ghana. Not only are they heavy and take up lots of space in your bag they can't be recycled here. Instead buy handmade products such as black soap, it's amazing for your skin and is completely plastic free and cocoa butter or Shea butter made in Ghana.
7. Use a bamboo toothbrush and wooden cotton buds. Book swap with other volunteers.
8. Pure water sachets can be recycled so don't throw them in the street. If you don't collect them you can be sure a family near by would be grateful to add yours to their collection.
9. Say no to plastic straws. The beaches are littered with plastic so if you are treating yourself to a drink, get one in a glass bottle which can be recycled (but don't forget to clean the top before you drink) and say no to a straw or plastic cup. If you really need a straw bring a reusable one with you.
10. Don't throw away old clothes or shoes. Please donate them to charity to be reused or if you are planning a trip to Ghana bring them with you so they can be distributed to the kids on your project that really need them!
Now for the challenge..... We are asking YOU to pick up 5 pieces of rubbish from the Street and recycle them every day for 1 week.
Use the hash tag #Akwaabatrashtag to show us your good work or send us the photos. ... See MoreSee Less
In April 11 netballers from Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball joined us in Ghana to teach the teachers and inspire and develop the skills of over 200 kids who had never played netball before.
Click on the link to read more about Lili's time in Ghana. 🇬🇭
netballsouthwest.co.uk/featured/wednewsday-having-a-ball-in-africa/ ... See MoreSee Less
"We can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful"
We recently received another amazing donation from Sal's Shoes. An amazing charity sending your loved shoes around the world to help people who really need them.
We have now distributed 115 football figurines, 460 items of sports kit and 165 pairs of Sal's shoes across our community and even further. This has allowed more kids to go to school who couldn't afford the school shoes required, more kids to play the sport they love and united teams.
So if you are UK based and have any old but not out worn shoes you no longer need please donate to this amazing charity 👣 ... See MoreSee Less
"They're not just kids they're future leaders"
Did you know Future leaders started underneath a mango tree? 🌳 Now our volunteers are teaching, inspiring and educating the next generation under this tree on the new site of a permanent school. 👩🏫
Thankyou Neema and Helen for the donations today ❤️
You can join our teaching project throughout 2019 to help change more lives. Contact us on email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
We are super excited to be hosting our 2nd Tournament of 2019 with Kicking Off on July 6th!
This means.....we are bringing together 500 underprivelged children from Accra, 10 Netball teams, 8 Football Teams, 500 Goody bags, 500 Medical checks, clean water for everyone, 500 Meals, lots of dancing, music, prizes and fun!
Want to get involved either as a volunteer or a sponsor? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volta Sports Netball Development Trust Swagfam Studio Futurestars Charity @electiveghana ... See MoreSee Less
I have netball Girls team and soccer team too.
Remember those scholarships we gave out last week thanks to Volta Sports?
Here are Godwin and Samuel rocking their brand new uniforms on their way to training after a day of Senior high school.
Do you want to help more kids have access to sports and education?
Volta Sports are organising a 12 hour football marathon in just under 5 weeks (8th June) to raise vital funds for the Street 2 School Soccer Project, please support by donating via the link below.
www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/street2school ... See MoreSee Less
It's #mentalhealthawareness month so let's talk about the positive impact sports can have on your mental health.
Participation in regular sports helps to reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognitive performance, helps develop a person's potential, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with people and boost self esteem.
Through sport we have the opportunity to boost the confidence and self esteem of children, many of whom live in poverty, have had difficult experiences or have experienced physical abuse. By being part of a structured training session open to all ages and abilities, offering mentoring by our coaches who set educational and sporting goals for each individual to aspire to, promoting positive relationships and values such as hard work, dedication, leadership, passion and teamwork we can create a safe, caring environment for our kids to grow up thus decreasing the likelihood of developing mental health problems.
Thankyou Sal's Shoes for the kit in the picture below and helping our U13s feel even more like a team. 🇬🇭 ... See MoreSee Less
Before the Easter holidays the lovely ladies from Mummyandme came to visit Future Leaders school to donate two Africlay Water Filters.
The filter uses a clay pot to filter water straight from the tap to provide clean and safe drinking water for the students to drink. This means they will always have access to clean drinking water at school.
In Ghana you cannot drink water straight from the tap, everyone drinks purified sachet water or bottled water. Not only will this save money but it also significantly reduces the amount of plastic the school is using.
Thankyou to you all! ... See MoreSee Less
We are delighted to give 3 Street to school soccer participants scholarships this week thanks to our amazing partners Volta Sports
Pictured is Joshua Quarshie Tetteh, he plays for the u17 team but never had the opportunity to finish primary school due to his families financial situation. This week he has gone back to year 6.
Godwin Dagadu and Samuel Allah Adjetey, both play for the U15 team. After completing Junior High School last July their families were unable to afford the basic cost of books, transportation and food for school so they have missed 1 year of school. This week they started senior high school.
We can't wait to see what you all achieve. Big thanks to our amazing coaches too
Kicking Off Swagfam Studio
If you want to support this life changing education through sports programme through CSR, sponsoring a player or monthly donations please get in touch.
Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
A fabulous morning with our friends from Shop rite Ghana who once again came to visit us at Future Leaders School
They made a huge donation of food for the schools feeding programme including rice, sugar, milk powder, chocolate milk, cooking oil, indomie, toilet roll and more. For some of the kids their school meal is the only one they will get each day so it is so important that we can provide free nutritious food each day and this donation will be a huge help.
Thankyou so much for continuing to support us! ... See MoreSee Less
This week Coach Bobby celebrated his birthday. He wanted to spend the day giving back so he organised a football match between all his friends and we organised free medical checks for the community run by our volunteers and loads of donations including toys for the kids, clothes and hundreds of bras sent by ZABRA - AfreeBra initiative
We gave medical checks to over 60 people in the community and treated 40 of those. Including ringworm, cuts, open wounds, pains, sore throats, headaches and taking blood pressure.
Cheers to another great year coach. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you guys very much
Does that mean Abdul Rauf is back to Ghana again cos I can see him in the pic above 🤔???
Good luck to this legend and all the other runners running the London marathon today.
Do you think you can take on a challenge such as the marathon to raise funds for Akwaaba Volunteers?
Get in touch today! ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou Futurestars Charity for hosting us this morning for a great game of football. Our u10 team had a morning to remember.
✅ The boys sang all the way there and all the way back
✅ First away game and first time playing on grass
✅ 40 boys fed and watered
✅ 40 boys kept off the streets this morning
✅ 40 boys selected not just for their footballing ability, but their commitment to school , training, teamwork and discipline
✅ 2 charities working together to change lives in Ghana
Looking forward to the rematch! ... See MoreSee Less
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Malaria remains one of the world's biggest killers claiming the life of one child every 2 minutes.
We are delighted to partner with Kicking Off to run 3 football and netball tournaments every year. Each tournament gives 500 children the opportunity to get a free medical check from Elective Ghana. In February alone we diagnosed and treated 7 cases of malaria which would otherwise have gone untreated.
Every tournament has the capacity to save lives!
If you want to get involved either as an individual or through CSR with your company please get in touch. Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t forget the scabies!!!! 😱
Happy Easter 🐰
To celebrate we hosted our very first "Own a Horse Day" with our friends at Ghana Armed Forces Mounted Squadron and Decathlon Ghana
We groomed our horses, had a riding lesson, bathed our horses, cleaned stables, fed the horses, had an Easter egg hunt, did some bareback riding and grazing, played some games and had loads of fun. 🐴
Thankyou to everyone involved. Watch out for the next event! 🇬🇭
📸 @swagfamstudios ... See MoreSee Less
It was a great day thank you 😊
An incredible 12 day netball tour with Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball
Watch this space to hear about the future of netball in Ghana 🇬🇭
Thankyou to every single one of you amazing women who have made such an impact in our community 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Belinda Huber Zoe Mckenzie Hannah Lou Lou Helen Lili John Laura Harvie Alexia Farmer Sally Bromley Anna Collins Deborah Bailey
Drumming lesson completed. Thankyou David for teaching us this afternoon, safe to say we are all pros now! ... See MoreSee Less
I’d play the drums with you
I’d play the drums with you
An amazing end to an amazing week. Today was the very first Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball tournament in Labadi (and maybe even Ghana)!
We hosted 8 teams from our community schools who our team of volunteers have been working with all week. Today they got to show off all the new skills they have learnt and the values we want to see in all our players on and off the court. Determination, honesty, respect, self belief, passion and teamwork.
It was an honor to have the President of the Ghana Netball Federation, technical director and national team coach attend too.
Congratulations to LA Enobal School for taking the trophy home! Thankyou to all the amazing volunteers, teachers, coaches, students, friends and organisers. Here's to the future of netball in Ghana! ... See MoreSee Less
Today was the last day with these superstar coaches
For the past 4 days we have been working with 40 coaches and teachers from Accra and beyond.
We have learnt about how to improve ourselves as coaches, umpiring, the rules of the game, shooting, passing, positions, how to plan sessions, and how to deliver sexual health lessons to students. We can't wait to see these coaches inspiring more people from Ghana to get involved with netball and use the power of sport to educate on other sensitive topics.
Thankyou to Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball and all the amazing volunteers who delivered the coaching workshop and all the coaches for inspiring us too!
Kicking Off Futurestars Charity ... See MoreSee Less
This is amazing x
This afternoon we visited our community after school club
We had a lot of fun! Turn the sound up and see what coach Lily taught the kids! ... See MoreSee Less
Roadtrip to Cape Coast
This weekend we traveled to Ghanas former capital to chill out at the beach, visit Cape Coast castle and Kakum National Park before the hard work begins! ... See MoreSee Less
**The netball takeover**
For the next 12 days we will be working with the Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball to coach coaches, coach kids, learn about sexual health and explore Ghana
Day 1. We visited Future Leaders school for sports with all 184 kids and the amazing teachers. We visited St Maurice School for a cultural welcome from the choir and choreography group, met the president of Ghana Netball and visited Accra ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Jordan Palmer
And we loved it! Thank you for a fab day 1!
That's my sweet wife
Over the past 3 weeks Pim has been working with the U13 team from our Street 2 School Soccer Project and helping coach and play with our academy boys every day.
On his last day, Noah the captain presented a Ghana Football jersey signed by everyone he has been working with to Pim to say Thankyou
If you want to get involved in our growing football project send us a message!
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Rugby is a growing sport in Ghana. Over the past 4 years there has been a huge amount of interest and increased participation in the sport as young players like our look up to the professional 10 team league run by Ghana Rugby
We were delighted to give Warriors Rugby Academy brand new kits, boots and socks from Sal's Shoes last week and watch the boys training hard. ... See MoreSee Less
LOVE THIS!!!! Dave Hellard look at this?!?! You should go!?
We had a great afternoon with our academy boys at the Accra National Stadium watching the Blackstars win 1-0 against Kenya in the #afcon qualifiers and Ghana u23s smash Gabon 4-0
Hopefully we will be watching these boys in the national team in the future
Great football, great atmosphere, great experience! ... See MoreSee Less
When the u8 kids turn up for Street 2 School Soccer training like this you know it's gonna be a good day
We are coaching over 150 kids daily including a new u8 and girls team and we couldn't do it without the amazing support of our coaches, friends and partners.
You are all amazing.
Volta Sports Kicking Off Sal's Shoes Futurestars Charity ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Kwaku. He is 9 years old and is part of our Street 2 School Soccer Project. Kwaku comes to training and after-school classes every day and dreams of becoming a goal keeper.
Despite education being free in Ghana Kwaku's parents were unable to afford his registration fees, books and uniform that he needed to attend school.
This week Kwaku received the first Street 2 School scholarship of 2019 and has been going to school every day since.
The money for the scholarship was raised by Alex Kemp who climbed Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of our projects. ... See MoreSee Less
This is wonderful! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
This is amazing, was an absolute pleasure, thank you Akwaaba volunteers!
Our after school club is providing children of all ages a safe space to learn, play and develop in our community.
The classes are open to any children, they can bring their homework, learn new things with our volunteer teachers, socialise with friends and have fun. Having these classes prevents children from roaming the streets unaccompanied, getting in trouble and is helping to stop child labour.
This year we are aiming to improve the classroom facilities for these kids and build a new library for the whole community to enjoy.
Sound like something you want to be involved in? Send us a message to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
We are lucky to work with amazing women every day but these three are incredible humans.
These beautiful women are inspiring us and Brightening the future of next generation every single day, they are caring, they are mentors, they are the best role models you can ask for, they are teaching us to follow our dreams no matter how big, they are making their voices heard, they have hearts of gold. They are loving, caring, passionate and strong and we are so grateful that they are teaching our future leaders.
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We got very sweaty this morning with Futurestars Charity and partners. A great way to kick start the #independenceday 🇬🇭 celebrations
Thanks Coach KD and Decathlon Ghana for the workout. We danced, we skipped, we squated , we stretched, we moved and we had fun! ... See MoreSee Less
We are a day early but Happy Independence Day Ghana 🇬🇭
This morning we celebrated 62 years of independence with the students from a local school. They hosted their own parade and cultural dance and it was fantastic! ... See MoreSee Less
We got that Friday feeling thanks to the amazing Sal's Shoes
We recently received 441 pairs of boots and 1633 items of kit and we have been very busy sorting and distributing everything
At our Street to school soccer project all the u10 players received a new pair of boots and kit, the u13s received new kit and our academy boys are looking very smart with their new training kits too!
Thankyou for keeping our boys happy! ... See MoreSee Less
Aw I’m missing those lovely smiling faces! X
Kicking Off Accra 2.0
What an incredible day with so many incredible people
On Saturday we hosted our second tournament in collaboration with Kicking Off. We invited 500 children from 8 football teams from Labadi all the way to Kwahu and 8 girls netball teams from schools in Labadi.
Every child received a goody bag full of health and educational supplies (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face cloth, exercise book, pen, pencil, eraser and sharpener), clean water all day, a medical check where we were able to identify and treat cases of malaria, dehydration, sprained wrists, eye problems, aneamia and scabies, a hot meal of Jollof rice and chicken and an amazing day playing the sports they love.
Thankyou to every teacher, coach, spectator, participant and officials for being part of our big day.
We were also extremely lucky to receive a huge donation of football boots, trainers and brand new kit from Sal's Shoes. This meant every girl playing netball in the hot sand with no shoes got some trainers, every boy with broken boots received a new pair and the runners up and winners from the football and netball competitions got brand new kit. Every kid who helped keep the pitch tidy and clean up also received some new kits
Runners Up: Okwawu city soccer academy
Winners: Fodem F. C
Runners Up: St Maurice JHS
Winners: Wireless 5
Take a look at the pictures to see what we got up to....
If you would like to get involved with our next tournament either as a sponsor or volunteer send an email to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
This looks awesome 😎
please our handle is Okwawu City Soccer Academy Obomeng-Kwahu. please effect the change for the male football runner up. thank you @Akwaabavolunteers . We had a great time!
Tomorrow is the big day...
We have packed 500 goody bags with health and educational supplies for the kids and are spending the afternoon at the Street 2 School Soccer Project tidying the area and getting excited with all the boys! ... See MoreSee Less
Jordan... Pls remember to bring that of our kids...waiting
Day 2 with the Kicking Off team in Accra
We spent the morning visiting the girls at a number of schools who will be competing in our netball tournament on Saturday.
These girls definitely win the prize for enthusiasm! We can't wait to see them in action ... See MoreSee Less
Happy valentines day from Akwaaba Volunteers.
Today we have been sharing the love at Future Leaders school with new uniforms for 18 more students. ❤️
Thank you Futurestars Charity for making this happen.
How smart do the boys in nursery class look? ... See MoreSee Less
Anja has just finished her 5 week nursing project with Akwaaba Volunteers
Day 36/36 has come to an end here in Ghana 🇬🇭
✅ Survived driving to work in Trotros 🚌
✔️ Worked at 4/4 departments in the hospital 🏥
✅ Went on a trip to Cape Coast and visited the castle 🏛️⛱️
✔️ Survived the canopy walkway at Kukum National Park 🌳
✅ Fed a crocodile at Hans Bottle Cottage 🐊
✔️ Spent more time at the beach 🏖️
✅Spent many afternoons sitting under palm trees 🌴
✔️Went for shopping at the craft market 🛍️
✅ Had more night out in Osu and sang karaoke with Ray 🎤😂
✔️ Tried a lot of Ghanaian food - it's really good! 🍽️ 🍲
✅ Tried to learn how to dance salsa 💃
✔️Used a lot of mosquito repellent
I can't believe how the past 5 weeks went so fast... I am more than thankful for this experience.
THANKYOU to Jordan and King for everything they have done for and with me during my stay in Ghana. I really appreciated their company and they have been amazing hosts. You two are one of the most inspiring people I have ever met before. I wish you all the best for you future and your organisation - you are doing a great job.
Also Thankyou to Richmond for being my companion and personal photographer on all my trips, you were great.
Thankyou to all the incredible people I have met in the hospital and made my time there so special. This experience will last forever. Everyone in Ghana was so nice and tried to make sure I will get a good impression of this fascinating country. Thankyou!
Heavy heartedly and with my mind full of unforgettable impressions, it's time to say "goodbye". But I'll come back one day ✌️
I will miss you all. Medaase / Thankyou ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
We are at University of Exeter today talking to students about volunteering opportunities in Ghana
Don't forget to come and say hi, learn about volunteering and pick up your very own hand made Ghanaian t-shirt
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Meet Mercedes and her mummy Chacheele, one of our two new born Mangabey Monkeys 🐒
Join our primate conservation project to learn more about these amazing species native to Ghana, help take care of them and provide enrichment before they are re-released back into the forests ... See MoreSee Less
🇬🇭 GRADUATE NUMBER 5 🇸🇰
NAME: Abdul Rauf Mamuni
CLUB: F. C Slovako
AMBITION: Professional footballer
Rauf was one of the very first players to be recruited for New Life Football Academy from Tamale in northern Ghana. For the last 4 years Rauf has been a consistent top goal scorer in friendlies and the league, has shown a great attitude towards training and school, has never missed a training session and is said to be faster than Usain Bolt on the pitch. We are delighted that he has signed his very first professional contract!
Keep up your hard work, make us proud and go and show the world what you can do! ... See MoreSee Less