11 hours ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!

#WorldMalariaDay2019

If you want to get involved either as an individual or through CSR with your company please get in touch. Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Malaria remains one of the worlds 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!

#WorldMalariaDay2019

If you want to get involved either as an individual or through CSR with your company please get in touch. Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

 

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Don’t forget the scabies!!!! 😱

4 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

πŸ“Έ @swagfamstudios
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It was a great day thank you 😊

Great work

1 week ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

Thankyou to every single one of you amazing women who have made such an impact in our community πŸ™Œ
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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 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

Thankyou to every single one of you amazing women who have made such an impact in our community πŸ™Œ

 

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Belinda Huber Zoe Mckenzie Hannah Lou Lou Helen Lili John Laura Harvie Alexia Farmer Sally Bromley Anna Collins Deborah Bailey

Good job

2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Drumming lesson completed. Thankyou David for teaching us this afternoon, safe to say we are all pros now! ... See MoreSee Less

Drumming lesson completed. Thankyou David for teaching us this afternoon, safe to say we are all pros now!

 

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I’d play the drums with you

I’d play the drums with you

2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!

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This is amazing x

2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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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!Image attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

**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
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And we loved it! Thank you for a fab day 1!

Well done Jordan Palmer

We are at Brunel University London today!

Come and talk to the very beautiful Catty to find out about volunteering in Ghana with Akwaaba Volunteers. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
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We are at Brunel University London today!

Come and talk to the very beautiful Catty to find out about volunteering in Ghana with Akwaaba Volunteers. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

 

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That's my sweet wife

Catherine

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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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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!

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ ⚽

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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.
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LOVE THIS!!!! Dave Hellard look at this?!?! You should go!?

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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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 

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1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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
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Love this :D

Fabulous πŸ’™

❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Today is the International day of Happiness so watch our video and smile!

😊

youtu.be/bVwarnSkRNEMake 2019 your year to make someone smile
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1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We had a lovely morning donating items from the British Airways crew and Futurestars Charity to Future Leaders school

187 very happy students. Thankyou everyone
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1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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.
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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 Kwakus 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.

 

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This is amazing, was an absolute pleasure, thank you Akwaaba volunteers!

This is wonderful! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

1 month ago

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.
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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.Image attachment

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

#internationalwomensday

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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#internationalwomensday

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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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We got very sweaty this morning with Futurestars Charity and partners. A great way to kick start the #independenceday πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ celebrations

Thanks Coach KD and Decathlon Ghana for the workout. We danced, we skipped, we squated , we stretched, we moved and we had fun!
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We got very sweaty this morning with Futurestars Charity and partners. A great way to kick start the #independenceday πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ celebrations

Thanks Coach KD and Decathlon Ghana for the workout. We danced, we skipped, we squated , we stretched, we moved and we had fun!

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are a day early but Happy Independence Day Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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!
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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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Aw I’m missing those lovely smiling faces! X

Amazing xxx

Gods workπŸ’―

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Football:
Runners Up: Okwawu city soccer academy
Winners: Fodem F. C

Netball :
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 info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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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!

This looks awesome 😎

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It's Kicking Off Tournament day and this is how we are feeling...

Watch this space for all the updates, we can't wait to tell you all about it!

#morethanjustasport
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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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!
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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!

 

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Jordan... Pls remember to bring that of our kids...waiting

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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
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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 cant wait to see them in action

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday morning?

Kicking Off
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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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?
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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?

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Anja has just finished her 5 week nursing project with Akwaaba Volunteers

Day 36/36 has come to an end here in Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
βœ… Survived driving to work in Trotros 🚌
βœ”οΈ Worked at 4/4 departments in the hospital πŸ₯
βœ… Went on a trip to Cape Coast and visited the castle πŸ›οΈβ›±οΈ
βœ”οΈ Survived the canopy walkway at Kukum National Park 🌳
βœ… Fed a crocodile at Hans Bottle Cottage 🐊
βœ”οΈ Spent more time at the beach πŸ–οΈ
βœ…Spent many afternoons sitting under palm trees 🌴
βœ”οΈWent for shopping at the craft market πŸ›οΈ
βœ… Had more night out in Osu and sang karaoke with Ray πŸŽ€πŸ˜‚
βœ”οΈ Tried a lot of Ghanaian food - it's really good! 🍽️ 🍲
βœ… Tried to learn how to dance salsa πŸ’ƒ
βœ”οΈ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 ❀️
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Anja has just finished her 5 week nursing project with Akwaaba Volunteers 

Day 36/36 has come to an end here in Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
βœ… Survived driving to work in Trotros 🚌
βœ”οΈ Worked at 4/4 departments in the hospital πŸ₯
βœ… Went on a trip to Cape Coast and visited the castle πŸ›οΈβ›±οΈ
βœ”οΈ Survived the canopy walkway at Kukum National Park 🌳
βœ… Fed a crocodile at Hans Bottle Cottage 🐊
βœ”οΈ Spent more time at the beach πŸ–οΈ
βœ…Spent many afternoons sitting under palm trees 🌴
βœ”οΈWent for shopping at the craft market πŸ›οΈ
βœ… Had more night out in Osu and sang karaoke with Ray πŸŽ€πŸ˜‚
βœ”οΈ Tried a lot of Ghanaian food - its really good! 🍽️ 🍲
βœ… Tried to learn how to dance salsa πŸ’ƒ
βœ”οΈUsed a lot of mosquito repellent

I cant 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, its time to say goodbye. But Ill come back one day ✌️

I will miss you all. Medaase / Thankyou ❀️

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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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We are at University of Exeter today talking to students about volunteering opportunities in Ghana

Dont forget to come and say hi, learn about volunteering and pick up your very own hand made Ghanaian t-shirt

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Would of liked that too

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Meet Mercedes and her mummy Chacheele, one of our two new born Mangabey Monkeys πŸ’

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
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Meet Mercedes and her mummy Chacheele, one of our two new born Mangabey Monkeys πŸ’

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

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 5 πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°

NAME: Abdul Rauf Mamuni
AGE: 18
POSITION: Striker
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!
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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 5  πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°

NAME: Abdul Rauf Mamuni
AGE: 18
POSITION: Striker
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! 

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Wish uu all the BEST BRO

Congrats bro,am so so happy for u.

Bless up bro

Wish you all the best Rhauf

Congrats Rauf

Go STRIKER πŸ’ͺ🏾

Well done πŸ‘

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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Travel. Volunteer. Explore. Learn. Experience Ghana

This weekend we were in Cape Coast πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Earlier this week we received a donation from the British Airways. We received shoes, clothes, stationary, sports kit, football kits and football boots.

We have been busy handing out the donations to the kids that need it most at our sports and education projects in Labadi. Check out those smiles!

Thankyou to everyone who donated and helped get it to Ghana! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

Futurestars Charity
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Great work πŸ’―βœ‹

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Are you an aspiring doctor or nurse? Are you in medical school or a pre med student? Are you looking for a medical internship or medical elective abroad?

Join our medical project in Ghana in 2019.

You will work in one of Accras biggest hospitals across a variety of wards with local doctors and nurses . Your experience will be tailored just for you! It's an experience of a lifetime!

Send us a message to find out more!
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I want to join u

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Looking for a volunteer experience for 2019? See what our past volunteers have to say about their experience!

"Looking for a volunteering opportunity? Akwaaba is the place to head to!

Towards the end of 2018, I joined Akwaaba Volunteers as a teaching volunteer and spent four busy and lovely weeks there.

I taught three different groups during my stay. My mornings were spent at Future Leaders UCC (Underprivileged Children's Centre) at Labadi, Accra. Throughout the time, I taught all 10 classes with ages between 4–20. This included two Nursery groups, two Kindergarten groups, plus classes 1-6.

My lessons consisted of English grammar, creative writing prompts, workbook exercises, Maths, handicrafts and learn-by-fun methods. I also spent time working with the younger children one on one, helping them practice the skills they were taught in class.

The second group was Footballers of New Life Football Academy at Labadi, Accra. Each afternoon a group of 4–6 boys came to Akwaaba's volunteer house for my lessons. My teaching methods and topics covered English, including various forms of discussion, speech practice and creative writing assignments, not forgetting learn-by-fun methods and good, old grammar-book exercises.

Finally, I gave one-on-one tuition for the 15-year-old Ghanaian resident of Akwaaba Volunteers, Richmond. After his school day in Junior High School, we used to have an advanced English lesson with grammar book exercises, speaking practise, etc.

I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Why? 1) Because I was given free hands to prepare my lessons. A creative approach was welcome. 2) Because the students were ever so eager to learn. 3) Because they were always ready for a laugh!

Thank you, Akwaaba, for giving me this opportunity.

Heli, Finland "
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Looking for a volunteer experience for 2019? See what our past volunteers have to say about  their experience!

Looking for a volunteering opportunity? Akwaaba is the place to head to!

Towards the end of 2018, I joined Akwaaba Volunteers as a teaching volunteer and spent four busy and lovely weeks there. 

I taught three different groups during my stay. My mornings were spent at Future Leaders UCC (Underprivileged Childrens Centre) at Labadi, Accra. Throughout the time, I taught all 10 classes with ages between 4–20. This included two Nursery groups, two Kindergarten groups, plus classes 1-6. 

My lessons consisted of English grammar, creative writing prompts, workbook exercises, Maths, handicrafts and learn-by-fun methods. I also spent time working with the younger children one on one, helping  them practice the skills they were taught in class.

The second group was Footballers of New Life Football Academy at Labadi, Accra. Each afternoon a group of 4–6 boys came to Akwaabas volunteer house for my lessons. My teaching methods and topics covered English, including various forms of discussion, speech practice and creative writing assignments, not forgetting learn-by-fun methods and good, old grammar-book exercises.

Finally, I gave one-on-one tuition for the 15-year-old Ghanaian resident of Akwaaba Volunteers, Richmond. After his school day in Junior High School, we used to have an advanced English lesson with grammar book exercises, speaking practise, etc.

I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Why? 1) Because I was given free hands to prepare my lessons. A creative approach was welcome. 2) Because the students were ever so eager to learn. 3) Because they were always ready for a laugh!

Thank you, Akwaaba, for giving me this opportunity.

Heli, Finland

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Check out the stunning views from our adventure to Shai Hills this morning.

We saw monkeys, zebras, ostriches, deer, birds and bat's and these African views..... 😍
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So cute 😍

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It was great to see MLS giant David Accam this morning.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our academy house to give our boys some words of wisdom and some inspiration for the future.

Fingers crossed we will be seeing some of them playing with you in America soon ⚽
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It was great to see MLS giant David Accam this morning.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our academy house to give our boys some words of wisdom and some inspiration for the future. 

Fingers crossed we will be seeing some of them playing with you in America soon ⚽

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

This is Bernard, he is 9 years old and the captain and goalkeeper for our u10 street to school soccer project team.

Bernard has been working really hard at training both in the classroom at our after school classes and on the pitch and was recently crowned best u10 goal keeper in our community

Bernard also attend Future Leaders school for underprivileged children. The school ensures children living in poverty get a free education, transportation, uniform, books, a meal each day and a safe caring environment to nurture each individuals potential.

Through the street to school soccer project we are keeping boys and girls like Bernard off the streets of Labadi and ending the cycle of poverty through the power of sports and education

Volta Sports Swagfam Studio
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This is Bernard, he is 9 years old and the captain and goalkeeper for our u10 street to school soccer project team.

Bernard has been working really hard at training both in the classroom at our after school classes and on the pitch and was recently crowned best u10 goal keeper in our community

Bernard also attend Future Leaders school for underprivileged children. The school ensures children living in poverty get a free education, transportation, uniform, books, a meal each day and a safe caring environment to nurture each individuals potential.

Through the street to school soccer project we are keeping boys and girls like Bernard off the streets of Labadi and ending the cycle of poverty through the power of sports and education

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Good work Jordan Palmer

Future champ right there

Akwaaba always on point. Thank u

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Schools back! The Christmas holidays are officially over and our students are excited to be back in the classroom and learning more two letter words! 🌍

If you love teaching or want the chance to inspire the next generation you can join our teaching project from 2 - 12 weeks throughout the year! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Send us a message or email Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk to find out more πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­
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Schools back! The Christmas holidays are officially over and our students are excited to be back in the classroom and learning more two letter words! 🌍

If you love teaching or want the chance to inspire the next generation you can join our teaching project from 2 - 12 weeks throughout the year! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Send us a message or email Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk to find out more πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Alex volunteered on our football project last year. This year he will be climbing Kilimanjaro and has chosen to raise money for Akwaaba Volunteers

If you can support him even a little it would be hugely appreciated

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alex-kemp-1?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_c...
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Alex volunteered on our football project last year. This year he will be climbing Kilimanjaro and has chosen to raise money for Akwaaba Volunteers

If you can support him even a little it would be hugely appreciated

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alex-kemp-1?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=alex-kemp-1&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=ApzZbG2xR

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Welcome to 2019 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

Are you looking to volunteer, travel, immerse yourself in a new culture, gain experience to add to your CV, have an amazing time and make a difference?

Take a look at the video below and apply for one of our projects in health, education, sports or working with animals by emailing info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

youtu.be/f-cdEz79uYUAkwaaba Volunteers welcomes you to our unique volunteering experiences in Ghana! Take a look at the video to find out about our work in Ghana and how you can...
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4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We are ending 2018 catching up with this beautiful bunch of volunteers. Wishing you all a very happy new year and can't wait to see you all in Ghana in 2019! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

#happynewyear #2019
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We are ending 2018 catching up with this beautiful bunch of volunteers. Wishing you all a very happy new year and cant wait to see you all in Ghana in 2019! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

#happynewyear #2019

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Merry Christmas from all the coaches and 140 participants from our Street 2 School Soccer Project. This week we had a festive football party for all the participants for their hard work and dedication this year, we gave out awards to all age groups for participation in school and on the pitch , played football (of course), had drinks and snacks!

It has been an amazing year for S2S, we have hosted tournaments, workshops & talks. We introduced after school classes and saw a huge rise in attendance and grades in school and the project just keeps growing. We can't wait for 2019

Of course it wouldn't be possible without this bunch of heros who work every day to keep the program running and engage children from the streets into football and education. Thank you to you all for being amazing role models. Thank you to everyone who has supported S2S with kit donations, boots, teaching the kids or coaching. And last but not least thank you to our partner Volta Sports for everything you do!
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Merry Christmas from all the coaches and 140 participants from our Street 2 School Soccer Project. This week we had a festive football party for all the participants for their hard work and dedication this year, we gave out awards to all age groups for participation in school and on the pitch , played football (of course), had drinks and snacks! 

It has been an amazing year for S2S, we have hosted tournaments, workshops & talks. We introduced after school classes and saw a huge rise in attendance and grades in school and the project just keeps growing. We cant wait for 2019

Of course it wouldnt be possible without this bunch of heros who work every day to keep the program running and engage children from the streets into football and education. Thank you to you all for being amazing role models. Thank you to everyone who has supported S2S with kit donations, boots, teaching the kids or coaching. And last but not least thank you to our partner Volta Sports for everything you do!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Lovely to see the Street To School Soccer Programme having such an impact in the Labadi community! Great work everybody :-)

Boots2Africa pleased to be able to support you and Volta Sports with donations of boots and kit from #gremassrootsheroes in the UKπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Ghana armed forces mounted unit and all the amazing people and four legged friends from our equine project wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year

This afternoon we celebrated with a qymkhana for all the soldiers working with the horses. There was dressage, sack races, musical chairs, mounted games and jumping.

If you love horses (or a man in uniform) and are interested in volunteering abroad this is the project for you!
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Ghana armed forces mounted unit and all the amazing people and four legged friends from our equine project wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year

This afternoon we celebrated with a qymkhana for all the soldiers working with the horses. There was dressage, sack races, musical chairs, mounted games and jumping.

If you love horses (or a man in uniform) and are interested in volunteering abroad this is the project for you!Image attachment

 

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Thank you ValGuse, we will be coming home on Monday morning so would love to see you over Christmas!

So proud of you Jordan, if I had the time I would be over like a shot xxxxx

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Today is Our Day!

Our underprivileged children's center are celebrating the end of term. The choir sang Christmas songs, we had a cultural performance, we gave prizes to the students top of each class, we celebrated the amazing teachers, we danced, we laughed and we are good food!

Today also marks the 2 year anniversary of Sir Billas passing. Billa founded the UCC 20 years ago under a mango tree in Labadi. His vision was to help disadvantaged children get the education they deserved. Today there are 186 students at the UCC, and over 85 graduates being supported in high school and university. Long live Billas legacy. Gone but always in our hearts. I hope we are making you proud.
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Great to see! ❀️

Annique Lemaire-JonkerAnnique Lemaire-JonkerAnnique Lemaire-Jonker Belli Moser Felix Asafo Marleen Thijssen

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !

We are looking for volunteers to join us for our second "Kicking Off Tournament" from the 16th - 24th February in Ghana.

We will be bringing 500 kids together for a day of sports and fun. The girls will be playing netball and the boys football. There will be music, dancing, sports, food and drinks, medical checks, games and prizes.

Do you love sports, play netball or football, have a medical background, love music, are great at planning and organising events, want to DJ or MC, love kids, a photographer or videographer, want to see Ghana and experience a new culture, need some winter sun, want to help us Brighten the future of the next generation or simply want to be part of the big day get in touch today to join the team.

Email Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk for more details
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Allaha bless u guys

I’ll be there, with Mark Byrne and Helen Mackenzie and probably one other..can’t wait !

I will be there with bells on! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Shout out to Futurestars Charity and the amazing people behind all the hard work for donating this kit for our u10 team.

Our Street 2 School Soccer Project u10s are playing their first football tournament tomorrow, fingers crossed the new kit will bring them luck!
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4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Heli joined our teaching project in Ghana for 4 weeks. She taught at our school for underprivileged children in the mornings and taught these boys from our football academy every afternoon.

From all of us we want to say thank you for making learning so fun, relevant and inspiring us to keep learning!

To find out about the opportunities you will have as a teaching volunteer contact us at info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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Heli joined our teaching project in Ghana for 4 weeks. She taught at our school for underprivileged children in the mornings and taught these boys from our football academy every afternoon.

From all of us we want to say thank you for making learning so fun, relevant and inspiring us to keep learning!

To find out about the opportunities you will have as a teaching volunteer contact us at info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

 

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As I am African , I am telling you " Thank you Heli for what you are doing for African children " .

Thank U Heli

Great Heli :)

Kaikille jäi ihania muistoja !

πŸ’–πŸ‘

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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy International Volunteer day

Today we are celebrating all the amazing volunteers (international and local) who have supported our projects this year. Thank you to each and every one of you, we couldn't do what we do without you!

#worldvolunteerday
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Happy International Volunteer day

Today we are celebrating all the amazing volunteers (international and local) who have supported our projects this year. Thank you to each and every one of you, we couldnt do what we do without you!

#worldvolunteerday

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Last weekends road trip to paradise

#sorrynotsorry
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our dental volunteers have been working in the hospital and doing outreach projects in the local community.

Today we visited our Street 2 School soccer project to deliver an oral hygiene lesson and give the boys a check up.

The girls identified over 10 cases of dental problems which we can now treat!
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Our dental volunteers have been working in the hospital and doing outreach projects in the local community.

Today we visited our Street 2 School soccer project to deliver an oral hygiene lesson and give the boys a check up.

The girls identified over 10 cases of dental problems which we can now treat!Image attachmentImage attachment

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy Friday Beautiful People πŸ’™

Friday is sports day and our kids love it! Turn the sound up and be prepared to smile!

P.S how amazing are our teachers?
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our projects are turning #blue to celebrate #worldchildrensday

Our aim is to "Brighten the future of the next generation, alleviate poverty and create better opportunities for underprivileged children and disadvantaged communities".

We believe in a world where every child can fulfil their potential, has the right to education, the right to play and the right to dream. In Accra alone 61492 children are living on the streets because of poverty and economic desperation. Through our projects in health, education and sports we are working to change this!

Don't forget to share your photos in blue today!

πŸ“· F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House & Swagfam Studio
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Eva Hammond volunteered on our Veterinary project over the summer.

Take a look at her blog to learn more about her experience volunteering with Akwaaba Volunteers in Ghana

akwaabavolunteers.org.uk/index.php/2018/11/16/evas-ghana-experience/
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Eva Hammond volunteered on our Veterinary project over the summer. 

Take a look at her blog to learn more about her experience volunteering with Akwaaba Volunteers in Ghana

http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk/index.php/2018/11/16/evas-ghana-experience/

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Work hard and play harder!

Volunteer football coach Dom leading our elite academy football team to victory and making sure the boys are using the skills they have learnt in training on the pitch.

If you love football join us as a football coach in 2019 to work with our elite footballers and our community team!
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Work hard and play harder! 

Volunteer football coach Dom leading our elite academy football team to victory and making sure the boys are using the skills they have learnt in training on the pitch.

If you love football join us as a football coach in 2019 to work with our elite footballers and our community team!

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 4 πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°

NAME: William Baba Hamza
AGE: 16
POSITION: Winger
CLUB: MSK Zilina
AMBITION: Professional footballer

Baba recently moved to Slovakia to join MSK Zilina's u17 team. After training with the team Baba has been promoted to the u19 team and has scored 2 goals in 2 games. Keep working hard, improving and showing off all your skills. Keep Making us proud superstar and enjoy the cold weather!

Another graduate, another dream coming true!
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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 4  πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°

NAME: William Baba Hamza
AGE: 16
POSITION: Winger
CLUB: MSK Zilina
AMBITION: Professional footballer 

Baba recently moved to Slovakia to join MSK Zilinas u17 team. After training with the team Baba has been promoted to the u19 team and has scored 2 goals in 2 games. Keep working hard, improving and showing off all your skills. Keep Making us proud superstar and enjoy the cold weather! 

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Am proud of you guys... Keep it up

Keep the fire ablaze bruh πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ

It's surprising but you guys are doing a very great job Keep it up

Akwaaba ✊🏾

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education"

As a teaching volunteer you can work at our underprivileged children's centre teaching students one on one, assisting in the classroom or teaching your own class of students aged 4-18!

The children who attend this school are living in extreme poverty and without this school would have no access to a formal education. Every child gets an education, books, stationary, transport to and from school, a meal each day and uniform at no cost.

We believe every child has the right to education, play and dream in a safe environment and you can help us change more lives in Accra
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Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education

As a teaching volunteer you can work at our underprivileged childrens centre teaching students one on one, assisting in the classroom or teaching your own class of students aged 4-18! 

The children who attend this school are living in extreme poverty and without this school would have no access to a formal education. Every child gets an education, books, stationary, transport to and from school, a meal each day and uniform at no cost.  

We believe every child has the right to education, play and dream in a safe environment and you can help us change more lives in Accra

 

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And they kept asking for harder math problems! Haha

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We recently teamed up with Days for Girls Ghana to help turn periods into pathways for dignity, health and opportunity for 100,000 girls across the world.

By providing reusable sanitary pads and menstruation supplies to 150 girls in our community and the education they need to manage their menstruation we are helping to bridge the gender gap and ensure our girls stay in school which can change their future ensuring better health, increased opportunity and improved quality of life.
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We recently teamed up with Days for Girls Ghana to help turn periods into pathways for dignity, health and opportunity for 100,000 girls across the world.

By providing reusable sanitary pads and menstruation supplies to 150 girls in our community and the education they need to manage their menstruation we are helping to bridge the gender gap and ensure our girls stay in school which can change their future ensuring better health, increased opportunity and improved quality of life.

 

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What an amazing initiative

Akwaaba volunteers changing lives in GhanaπŸ™πŸ”₯βœ”

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Shout out to the Sunglasses Squad for helping us make a positive impact in our community and "Brighten the future of the next generation" ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to the Sunglasses Squad for helping us make a positive impact in our community and Brighten the future of the next generation

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Making someone smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world but their world."

Start small and volunteer in Ghana with Akwaaba Volunteers in 2019.

Book before January and get Β£50 of your weekly fee.

Help us brighten the future of the next generation.
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Ahh I recognize so many of those smiles! ❀️❀️❀️❀️

What a brilliant video 😊❀️

This is lovely xx

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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Akwaaba πŸ™ŒπŸΏ

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Last Saturday was the very first edition of the Kicking Off Accra Tournament. We want to tell you all about our day and the impact we had on the community!

We invited 500 children from across Accra to be part of the big day. This included:

8 U13 Boys Football Teams:
Futurestars Charity, Billa Future Stars Soccer Academy (Street 2 School), Sporting Club Accra, Becky's Foundation - Restoring hope for generations in Ghana, Fodem F.C, Galaxy F.C, Mandela F.C & Brain Adet.

8 U15 Girls Netball Teams:
Futurestars Charity, LA Wireless, LA St Pauls, St Maurice Roman School, Tenashie JHS, Osu Home School, LA Anglican & LA Salem Presby JHS.

All 500 children that were invited received a free medical check thanks to the amazing volunteers from Medical Elective Ghana. We were able to identify and treat 10 suspected cases of Malaria, sports injuries, cuts and open wounds, vomiting and dehydration. Each person also received multivitamins, bananas and biscuits.

We distributed 500 Goody bags sponsored by L&C Mortgages each containing educational and health supplies and a pair of Stamford Bridge sunglasses. Every girl also received a Days for Girls Ghana basic menstruation kit. This contains reusable sanitary pads which can be washed and used for 1 year and will ensure that no girls will miss school or sports due to their period and tackle the stigma surrounding menstruation.

Every player, coach, teacher and staff member was given clean drinking water throughout the day and a meal of Jollof Rice and Chicken prepared and donated by the staff at Holiday Inn Accra and dried fruit snacks donated by Yvaya Farm.

Thankyou to every player, teacher and coach for being part of this day!

Netball:
Winners - LA Wireless JHS
Runners Up - Futurestars Charity
MVP - Esther, LA Wireless JHS

Football:
Winners - Becky's Foundation F.C
Runners Up - Sporting Club Accra
MVP - Godfred, Sporting Club Accra

Dancing Competition:
Winner - Jesse Street 2 School U10 Captain

Take a look at some of the highlights captured by Swagfam Studio.

For those of you that couldn't be there keep your eyes open for volunteering opportunities at our next tournament.

Huge thankyou to everyone that donated to make this day possible and of course to our amazing team of Volunteers on the day!

Kingsley Deffor, Eric Bonnie Taylor, Dominic Klyen, Julian Stone, Dominic Nyarko, Alistair Flood, Rosie Dean, Naa Ashy, Nana Kwabena, Duafe Beads, Lightening Adams, Michael Kojo Osei, Paa Skaats Gh, Volta Sports, Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball, The Lord's Taverners, Bernard Abagali & New Life Football Academy
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I need a team from mthatha I'm soccer player

Can I get ur numbera

Gbu

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

This week we are celebrating the highlights from our Kicking Off Accra Tournament.

We invited 500 Children from schools across our community and teams from Accra to participate in our football and Netball tournament on Saturday. Every single participant received a goody bag containing health and educational supplies.

This included a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, pen, pencil, sharpener, eraser an exercise book and a pair of sunglasses!

Thankyou L&C Mortgages for sponsoring 500 bags and Kingdom Books And Stationery Ltd - Ghana for the exercise books!
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This week we are celebrating the highlights from our Kicking Off Accra Tournament.

We invited 500 Children from schools across our community and teams from Accra to participate in our football and Netball tournament on Saturday. Every single participant received a goody bag containing health and educational supplies. 

This included a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, pen, pencil, sharpener, eraser an exercise book and a pair of sunglasses!

Thankyou L&C Mortgages for sponsoring 500 bags and Kingdom Books And Stationery Ltd - Ghana for the exercise books!Image attachmentImage attachment

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We had an amazing day yesterday hosting our very first Kicking Off tournament!

Turn the sound up and check out LA Wireless girls Netball team winning the tournament trophy.

Watch this space for more tournament updates! πŸ†
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6 months 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 πŸ’―βœ‹

6 months 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

6 months 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 .

6 months 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!

I can’t wait to come back again!!!

6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

If you have volunteered as a teacher in Ghana then you will definitely have had the pleasure of meeting Naa. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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. πŸ’™

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. πŸ‘‘

➑ 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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Ah this makes me so happy for her😭❀️

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

7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

 

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Wow great work

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

Well done Dom xxxx

Thank you to Akwaaba Volunteers for allowing Dom to have such a fabulous experience with you all for the past 4 weeks. ❀️

Absolutely wonderful! 😊 xx

7 months 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.

7 months 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

7 months 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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7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 3 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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

So so proud of you, brother

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

7 months 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 ØRN Clothing and Harriet Shelford

ØRN'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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Comment on Facebook

JP keep the good works πŸ’‹

Alan McCarthy

7 months 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

 

Comment on Facebook

Well done guys...amazing job!

8 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

A Day in Paradise ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

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

8 months 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 that’s so cool

You’re a superstar Eva !

Amazing Eva! ❀️

8 months 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.

 

Comment on Facebook

Fantastic Philippe!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜€β€ΌοΈ

8 months ago

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Happy Humpday from Ghana ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Humpday from Ghana

8 months ago

Pls how can I join new life academy ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Please contact new life football academy directly

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

8 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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8 months ago

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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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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.

 

Comment on Facebook

Super Froukje!! Ghana is sowieso een geweldig land!! Bij ‘t zien van deze foto herinner ik mij Ghana ineens weer heel goed!! Lekker genieten!! 😍😍

Great

Oh Froukje wat leuk😍

8 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!

8 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!

8 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 πŸ™‚

absolutely amazing

8 months ago

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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

8 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

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Verity Ruth ❀

8 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ GRADUATE NUMBER 2 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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

Great job x

Good lad x

8 months ago

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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...

#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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8 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ AKWAABA VOLUNTEERS πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

"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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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ AKWAABA VOLUNTEERS πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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!

9 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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9 months ago

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ MEET OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GRADUATE πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ MEET OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GRADUATE πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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

I want to join your team

Fantastic so happy for you Daniel and for you Jordan you’re a great girl xxxx

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