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
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 email@example.com
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... ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Out Street 2 School soccer project is contesting for the total startupper of the year project. Winning would mean we can keep developing Street to school and have an even bigger impact in the community.
All you have to do is like our project and share so your friends can do the same. Leave a comment below once you have voted!
For those of you who don't know our S2S project is currently working with over 100 kids daily to provide a football and education programme which is alleviating the cycle of poverty in our community!
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!
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!
"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 ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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
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!
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. .
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.
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. ... See MoreSee Less
"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? ... See MoreSee Less
If you have volunteered as a teacher in Ghana then you will definitely have had the pleasure of meeting Naa. 🇬🇭
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. 💙
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. 👑
➡ Swipe right to see Naa posing, all packed for her new adventure and saying goodbye to her class.
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! ... See MoreSee Less
"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. ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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!! ... See MoreSee Less
"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. ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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! ... See MoreSee Less
Could this be the next generation of Arsenal stars?
Thanks to the amazing @sal'sshoes we have been able to provide our academy of elite footballers, our street 2 school soccer players and our underprivileged children's centre with brand new kits for football!
Last month we were awarded a grant from The University of Buckingham to improve the classroom facilities at our underprivileged children's center.
We purchased 15 brand new hand made desks, a new whiteboard, partitioned the classrooms and bought classroom cupboards to stop the books getting dusty.
Before this there were only 4 desks in the classroom with students sitting up to 4 on each table and some sat on the floor. Now the children have more space and a better environment for learning. Just in time for exam week!
Thankyou for helping us "Brighten the future of the next generation"
Philip Fine...look at this ! This charity has been set up by a former student of mine at RLS x that's great that Buckingham university have supported the children's learning by buying this furniture etc x
Thanks to Akwaaba Volunteers and University of Buckingham
Thanks to the amazing Sal's Shoes our u10 Street 2 School Soccer team have got new football boots!
Sal's Shoes deliver your outgrown and unwanted shoes straight to children in need around the world. We have been very lucky to receive 110 pairs of football boots in Ghana to support our football project which is using the power of sport to give children on the streets of Accra better opportunities and an education!
Thankyou to everyone that donated!
If you have unwanted, used or outgrown shoes please consider donating them along with £1 to this amazing charity so more children around the world can feel as happy as our boys! ... See MoreSee Less
Our veterinary volunteers have been in surgery today treating this pups prolapsed eye.
If you want to volunteer with animals or gain valuable experience as a vet, working with horses or on our Primate conservation project send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday to the founder of Akwaaba Volunteers 🎂
To celebrate we are fundraising to end #periodpoverty and stop the stigma surrounding #menstruation in our community. By donating just £1 you can help us to purchase a menstruation kit complete with reusable sanitary pads that our girls can keep using for 1 year or more. The kits will empower the girls from our netball project, stop them from missing school, feel free to play sports and feel safe and comfortable.
Our volunteers have been working with a number of young recently backed horses, now we can ensure they have properly fitted tack to continue their education. Thankyou from us and our four legged friends!
"Simply placing a pencil in a child's hand is the first step toward unlocking the promise of self empowerment and a higher quality of life."
Every day Akwaaba Volunteers are taking small steps to change the lives of the children and communities we are working with. Even just 1 pencil can help us to empower a child, alleviate poverty & we get to see those smiles!
We traveled to the Volta Region over the weekend to escape the city and enjoy some of Ghana's natural wonders!
We visited Wli Falls, the highest waterfalls in West Africa and climbed to the top of Mount Afadjato, the tallest mountain in Ghana, where we were treated to spectacular views of Ghana and Togo. ... See MoreSee Less
On the 16th June we hosted our first Street 2 school Soccer tournament and we had an amazing day. The aim of the tournament was to celebrate the achievements of the Street 2 School participants so far both with their commitment to education and their football training and to bring the community together for a fun day of music, food, football and more!
We saw some so much talent on the pitch, sportsmanship, teamwork and competitive spirit from all 10 participating teams. Check out the photos for some of our favourite moments of the day!
U15 Tournament: Teams - Street 2 School Soccer, Galaxy FC, Soul Winners & Danbort FC Winners - Street 2 School Soccer Team Goal King - Felix Bortey / Dambort FC Player of the tournament - Joshua Kwashie / Street 2 School
U13 Tournament Teams - Street 2 School Soccer, Mandela FC, Fordern FC & BrainAdet Soccer Winners - Mandela FC Goal King - Armah Gerald / Mandela FC Player of the tournament - William Kpeglo / Mandela FC
Girls Player of the tournament - Abigail Amon
This day would not have been possible without the help of a number of special people so thankyou to....
Our partners and friends Volta Sports. Huge shout out to Ekow Twie Appiah-Elliott and Leon Yemoh for being instrumental in the organising, funding and running of the big day! Thank you for all your fundraising and support to make this day possible
Our excellent young referees.15 Year old Christopher and 14 Year old Henry you made the day fun and fair for all the teams and showed amazing integrity throughout the day.
Thankyou to the very talented Swagfam Studio for capturing all of the special moments from the day and to Halycon Media for supporting our project again. Watch this space for the video...
Lastly thank you to all 150 participants, coaches and spectators for coming to support our first Street 2 School Soccer tournament. We hope you all had as much fun as we did. ... See MoreSee Less
"No tool can more profoundly unlock a persons ability to change his or her place in life than access to quality education"
At the UCC (underprivileged children's centre) we are giving 156 street children, orphans or children living in extreme poverty the chance to get the education they deserve. Through our volunteers hard work we are able to work one on one with students to meet the individual needs of each child, to help them develop and "Brighten the future of the next generation" ... See MoreSee Less
This group of inspiring individuals work day in and day out to keep our Street 2 School Soccer Project running and give every child that we work with a safe environment to grow up in, an education and quality football coaching.
Thankyou for all of your hard work, being amazing role models, friends and making our dreams possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Introducing the newest member of the Akwaaba volunteers primate family.
We had the pleasure of spending the day with these white naped mangabeys who will soon be moving to their semi-free enclosures before being released back into the forests of Ghana. ... See MoreSee Less
A sneak peak of the footage from the Street 2 School Soccer tournament over the weekend!
We are bringing the community together through football and education and Saturday was a day to celebrate our impact so far!
Watch this space for more information, photos and videos!
Halcyon Media Culturefest '18🔥 An initiative by Volta Sports and Akwaaba Volunteers Akwaaba Volunteers UK You guys rock🤘🏾 . . . #halcyonmedia#halcyon#video#akwaaba#soccer#worldcup#thegame ... See MoreSee Less
Are you excited for the start of the World Cup today?
So are we! So we have put together a special offer for all you football fans, coaches, players and enthusiasts! Book your football coaching project between now and the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and you will save 50% on your project in Ghana!
You don't want to miss this opportunity!
Contact us on email@example.com for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
Through sports we can change the lives of girls in Ghana.
There are 61492 children living on the streets of Accra and girls represent 59% of this number.
By engaging girls in our community sports projects we can promote education, give girls a safe environment to grow up in, prevent child labor, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and make positive social change.
#girls #thisgirlcan #girlpower #empoweringwomen #socialchange #sports #girlsgeneration #femaleathlete #sportlife #Accra #Ghana ... See MoreSee Less
Akwaaba Volunteers had an amazing morning doing a very unique bicycle tour of Accra.
We saw the Osu Castle (Christiansborg castle), Independence Square, Accra Sports Stadium, stopped for coconuts at the Arts Center, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Jamestown Cafe, Jamestown Lighthouse, Stopped for a quick game of football against the local kids, Makola Market, Osu and finished with a Smoothie at the Shop!
Earlier this year we launched our Netball and Sexual Health Project working in 17 different schools with 26 coaches and 500 girls to promote gender equality and to empower girls through the worlds leading female sport...
This week we have been giving out some new equipment for even more girls to get involved in the project!
Pictured are the girls from LA Anglican Primary School with new netballs for practice. ... See MoreSee Less