Good luck to New Life Football Academy for their big game today!
Earlier this week we visited the boys with professional physio Tyrone Mathews to host a sports injury clinic. The players were taught about prehab and rehab, stretching, & treatment of injuries. Everyone was seen and treated by the physio and the boys were given a physio bag full of equipment for their games to help prevent and treat injuries.
Thankyou Tye for your time!
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The best part of volunteering abroad is immersing yourself in local culture and supporting the communities you work with.
Shanti is helping prepare a traditional lunch of Fufu. First you pound the yam until it is soft and dough like and then add your soup for a delicious lunch! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Jenny is a registered nurse from Scotland and came out to Ghana as part of her elective.
She spent 2 weeks working at the hospital in our community. She also taught a "Healthy Habbits" class to our community after school club who made some amazing posters to teach their family and friends and delivered a first aid class to our football academy.
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It's great to be working with you guys and helping student nurses experience both city life and rural Ghanian life 👍👍
We took a roadtrip to Shai Hills Nature reserve just outside of Accra
Check out those views 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
U didn't invite me
Finishing the week at our Street 2 School Soccer Project.
150 kids have completed homework club with, finished football training and had Friday food courtesy of Boss Baker.
Volta Sports Kicking Off
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Throwback to #menstrualhygieneday
We are always happy to seeing our netball project growing and developing.
Last month we were invited to "girls club" at St Maurice School where the netball coach had a great discussion with the girls about menstruation and the challenges the girls face. The biggest problem and cause of missing school was lack of access to sanitary pads.
Did you know in Ghana sanitary pads are subject to a 20% import tax, driving costs up and limiting accessibility?!
9/10 girls will be absent during their period.
Thankyou to Christine Fuller from Global Kindness and Helen who recently visited our projects we were able to distribute sanitary pads to the girls at St Maurice and Future Leaders UCC.
We were also invited to train with the girls from 5BN military basic school. Thankyou to Sir Prince for inviting us and showing us what you have learnt from the Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball coaching cours. Arakan Military School have invited us to start netball at their school too.
Last but not least check out the Futurestars Charity girls with their new kits and balls. We can't wait to see you all at our upcoming tournament.
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Swagfam Studio perfectly capturing the joy when you give out 171 birthday presents from Spread Some Sunshine to every single child at Future Leaders school for underprivileged children. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
always make every moment a memory
Akwaaba Volunteers is at La Future Leaders Community School.
4 weeks ago
What better way to celebrate the end of the week and the end of the month than by giving out birthday present to every single child at school courtesy of Spread Some Sunshine.
171 gifts were bought, shipped to Ghana thanks to Sal's Shoes, we wrapped them up and now every child will get to celebrate their birthday with a gift. For many of these kids this will be the first time that will happen.
The smiles say it all! Thankyou
P. S. How amazing are these photos by @swagfamstudios ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful photos x
Such beautiful photos x so glad they liked the gifts! Thank you to everyone who donated. The smiles say it all x
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Did you know that over 3000 tonnes of waste plastics are generated in Ghana every day and only 2% is recycled? More than 250,000 tonnes or 23% of all plastic waste generated in a year in Ghana are expected to flow into the Atlantic Ocean so by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.
It's bad for us, our animals and the environment and as the rainy season starts we have to make an effort to prevent flooding.
So here are our top 10 tips for being more sustainable when in and traveling to Ghana
1. Bring a reusable shopping bag for every day use. Say no to plastic bags
2. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated and stop you buying plastic Bottled water throughout the day
3. Don't spend lots of money on new clothes before you come the reality is you are going to be sweaty and dusty 90% of the time. If you want new clothes buy some African material and ask a local tailor to make you whatever you want. Unique, handmade, beautiful and supporting a local business
4. Buy food fresh from your local market. No plastic packaging, it's better for you and you will be supporting local farmers instead of big supermarket chains
5. If you are buying food on the streets take your own container and cutlery with you or go the more traditional route of being served your food in a lead and use your hands to eat.
6. Don't bring plastic bottles of toiletries to Ghana. Not only are they heavy and take up lots of space in your bag they can't be recycled here. Instead buy handmade products such as black soap, it's amazing for your skin and is completely plastic free and cocoa butter or Shea butter made in Ghana.
7. Use a bamboo toothbrush and wooden cotton buds. Book swap with other volunteers.
8. Pure water sachets can be recycled so don't throw them in the street. If you don't collect them you can be sure a family near by would be grateful to add yours to their collection.
9. Say no to plastic straws. The beaches are littered with plastic so if you are treating yourself to a drink, get one in a glass bottle which can be recycled (but don't forget to clean the top before you drink) and say no to a straw or plastic cup. If you really need a straw bring a reusable one with you.
10. Don't throw away old clothes or shoes. Please donate them to charity to be reused or if you are planning a trip to Ghana bring them with you so they can be distributed to the kids on your project that really need them!
Now for the challenge..... We are asking YOU to pick up 5 pieces of rubbish from the Street and recycle them every day for 1 week.
Use the hash tag #Akwaabatrashtag to show us your good work or send us the photos. ... See MoreSee Less
In April 11 netballers from Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball joined us in Ghana to teach the teachers and inspire and develop the skills of over 200 kids who had never played netball before.
Click on the link to read more about Lili's time in Ghana. 🇬🇭
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"We can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful"
We recently received another amazing donation from Sal's Shoes. An amazing charity sending your loved shoes around the world to help people who really need them.
We have now distributed 115 football figurines, 460 items of sports kit and 165 pairs of Sal's shoes across our community and even further. This has allowed more kids to go to school who couldn't afford the school shoes required, more kids to play the sport they love and united teams.
So if you are UK based and have any old but not out worn shoes you no longer need please donate to this amazing charity 👣 ... See MoreSee Less
"They're not just kids they're future leaders"
Did you know Future leaders started underneath a mango tree? 🌳 Now our volunteers are teaching, inspiring and educating the next generation under this tree on the new site of a permanent school. 👩🏫
Thankyou Neema and Helen for the donations today ❤️
You can join our teaching project throughout 2019 to help change more lives. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
We are super excited to be hosting our 2nd Tournament of 2019 with Kicking Off on July 6th!
This means.....we are bringing together 500 underprivelged children from Accra, 10 Netball teams, 8 Football Teams, 500 Goody bags, 500 Medical checks, clean water for everyone, 500 Meals, lots of dancing, music, prizes and fun!
Want to get involved either as a volunteer or a sponsor? email email@example.com
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I have netball Girls team and soccer team too.
Remember those scholarships we gave out last week thanks to Volta Sports?
Here are Godwin and Samuel rocking their brand new uniforms on their way to training after a day of Senior high school.
Do you want to help more kids have access to sports and education?
Volta Sports are organising a 12 hour football marathon in just under 5 weeks (8th June) to raise vital funds for the Street 2 School Soccer Project, please support by donating via the link below.
www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/street2school ... See MoreSee Less
It's #mentalhealthawareness month so let's talk about the positive impact sports can have on your mental health.
Participation in regular sports helps to reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognitive performance, helps develop a person's potential, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with people and boost self esteem.
Through sport we have the opportunity to boost the confidence and self esteem of children, many of whom live in poverty, have had difficult experiences or have experienced physical abuse. By being part of a structured training session open to all ages and abilities, offering mentoring by our coaches who set educational and sporting goals for each individual to aspire to, promoting positive relationships and values such as hard work, dedication, leadership, passion and teamwork we can create a safe, caring environment for our kids to grow up thus decreasing the likelihood of developing mental health problems.
Thankyou Sal's Shoes for the kit in the picture below and helping our U13s feel even more like a team. 🇬🇭 ... See MoreSee Less
Before the Easter holidays the lovely ladies from Mummyandme came to visit Future Leaders school to donate two Africlay Water Filters.
The filter uses a clay pot to filter water straight from the tap to provide clean and safe drinking water for the students to drink. This means they will always have access to clean drinking water at school.
In Ghana you cannot drink water straight from the tap, everyone drinks purified sachet water or bottled water. Not only will this save money but it also significantly reduces the amount of plastic the school is using.
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We are delighted to give 3 Street to school soccer participants scholarships this week thanks to our amazing partners Volta Sports
Pictured is Joshua Quarshie Tetteh, he plays for the u17 team but never had the opportunity to finish primary school due to his families financial situation. This week he has gone back to year 6.
Godwin Dagadu and Samuel Allah Adjetey, both play for the U15 team. After completing Junior High School last July their families were unable to afford the basic cost of books, transportation and food for school so they have missed 1 year of school. This week they started senior high school.
We can't wait to see what you all achieve. Big thanks to our amazing coaches too
Kicking Off Swagfam Studio
If you want to support this life changing education through sports programme through CSR, sponsoring a player or monthly donations please get in touch.
Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
A fabulous morning with our friends from Shop rite Ghana who once again came to visit us at Future Leaders School
They made a huge donation of food for the schools feeding programme including rice, sugar, milk powder, chocolate milk, cooking oil, indomie, toilet roll and more. For some of the kids their school meal is the only one they will get each day so it is so important that we can provide free nutritious food each day and this donation will be a huge help.
Thankyou so much for continuing to support us! ... See MoreSee Less
This week Coach Bobby celebrated his birthday. He wanted to spend the day giving back so he organised a football match between all his friends and we organised free medical checks for the community run by our volunteers and loads of donations including toys for the kids, clothes and hundreds of bras sent by ZABRA - AfreeBra initiative
We gave medical checks to over 60 people in the community and treated 40 of those. Including ringworm, cuts, open wounds, pains, sore throats, headaches and taking blood pressure.
Cheers to another great year coach. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you guys very much
Does that mean Abdul Rauf is back to Ghana again cos I can see him in the pic above 🤔???
Good luck to this legend and all the other runners running the London marathon today.
Do you think you can take on a challenge such as the marathon to raise funds for Akwaaba Volunteers?
Get in touch today! ... See MoreSee Less
Thankyou Futurestars Charity for hosting us this morning for a great game of football. Our u10 team had a morning to remember.
✅ The boys sang all the way there and all the way back
✅ First away game and first time playing on grass
✅ 40 boys fed and watered
✅ 40 boys kept off the streets this morning
✅ 40 boys selected not just for their footballing ability, but their commitment to school , training, teamwork and discipline
✅ 2 charities working together to change lives in Ghana
Looking forward to the rematch! ... See MoreSee Less
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Malaria remains one of the world's biggest killers claiming the life of one child every 2 minutes.
We are delighted to partner with Kicking Off to run 3 football and netball tournaments every year. Each tournament gives 500 children the opportunity to get a free medical check from Elective Ghana. In February alone we diagnosed and treated 7 cases of malaria which would otherwise have gone untreated.
Every tournament has the capacity to save lives!
If you want to get involved either as an individual or through CSR with your company please get in touch. Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t forget the scabies!!!! 😱
Happy Easter 🐰
To celebrate we hosted our very first "Own a Horse Day" with our friends at Ghana Armed Forces Mounted Squadron and Decathlon Ghana
We groomed our horses, had a riding lesson, bathed our horses, cleaned stables, fed the horses, had an Easter egg hunt, did some bareback riding and grazing, played some games and had loads of fun. 🐴
Thankyou to everyone involved. Watch out for the next event! 🇬🇭
📸 @swagfamstudios ... See MoreSee Less
It was a great day thank you 😊
An incredible 12 day netball tour with Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball
Watch this space to hear about the future of netball in Ghana 🇬🇭
Thankyou to every single one of you amazing women who have made such an impact in our community 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Belinda Huber Zoe Mckenzie Hannah Lou Lou Helen Lili John Laura Harvie Alexia Farmer Sally Bromley Anna Collins Deborah Bailey
Drumming lesson completed. Thankyou David for teaching us this afternoon, safe to say we are all pros now! ... See MoreSee Less
I’d play the drums with you
I’d play the drums with you
An amazing end to an amazing week. Today was the very first Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball tournament in Labadi (and maybe even Ghana)!
We hosted 8 teams from our community schools who our team of volunteers have been working with all week. Today they got to show off all the new skills they have learnt and the values we want to see in all our players on and off the court. Determination, honesty, respect, self belief, passion and teamwork.
It was an honor to have the President of the Ghana Netball Federation, technical director and national team coach attend too.
Congratulations to LA Enobal School for taking the trophy home! Thankyou to all the amazing volunteers, teachers, coaches, students, friends and organisers. Here's to the future of netball in Ghana! ... See MoreSee Less
Today was the last day with these superstar coaches
For the past 4 days we have been working with 40 coaches and teachers from Accra and beyond.
We have learnt about how to improve ourselves as coaches, umpiring, the rules of the game, shooting, passing, positions, how to plan sessions, and how to deliver sexual health lessons to students. We can't wait to see these coaches inspiring more people from Ghana to get involved with netball and use the power of sport to educate on other sensitive topics.
Thankyou to Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball and all the amazing volunteers who delivered the coaching workshop and all the coaches for inspiring us too!
Kicking Off Futurestars Charity ... See MoreSee Less
This is amazing x
This afternoon we visited our community after school club
We had a lot of fun! Turn the sound up and see what coach Lily taught the kids! ... See MoreSee Less
Roadtrip to Cape Coast
This weekend we traveled to Ghanas former capital to chill out at the beach, visit Cape Coast castle and Kakum National Park before the hard work begins! ... See MoreSee Less
**The netball takeover**
For the next 12 days we will be working with the Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball to coach coaches, coach kids, learn about sexual health and explore Ghana
Day 1. We visited Future Leaders school for sports with all 184 kids and the amazing teachers. We visited St Maurice School for a cultural welcome from the choir and choreography group, met the president of Ghana Netball and visited Accra ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Jordan Palmer
And we loved it! Thank you for a fab day 1!
That's my sweet wife
Over the past 3 weeks Pim has been working with the U13 team from our Street 2 School Soccer Project and helping coach and play with our academy boys every day.
On his last day, Noah the captain presented a Ghana Football jersey signed by everyone he has been working with to Pim to say Thankyou
If you want to get involved in our growing football project send us a message!
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Rugby is a growing sport in Ghana. Over the past 4 years there has been a huge amount of interest and increased participation in the sport as young players like our look up to the professional 10 team league run by Ghana Rugby
We were delighted to give Warriors Rugby Academy brand new kits, boots and socks from Sal's Shoes last week and watch the boys training hard. ... See MoreSee Less
LOVE THIS!!!! Dave Hellard look at this?!?! You should go!?
We had a great afternoon with our academy boys at the Accra National Stadium watching the Blackstars win 1-0 against Kenya in the #afcon qualifiers and Ghana u23s smash Gabon 4-0
Hopefully we will be watching these boys in the national team in the future
Great football, great atmosphere, great experience! ... See MoreSee Less
When the u8 kids turn up for Street 2 School Soccer training like this you know it's gonna be a good day
We are coaching over 150 kids daily including a new u8 and girls team and we couldn't do it without the amazing support of our coaches, friends and partners.
You are all amazing.
Volta Sports Kicking Off Sal's Shoes Futurestars Charity ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Kwaku. He is 9 years old and is part of our Street 2 School Soccer Project. Kwaku comes to training and after-school classes every day and dreams of becoming a goal keeper.
Despite education being free in Ghana Kwaku's parents were unable to afford his registration fees, books and uniform that he needed to attend school.
This week Kwaku received the first Street 2 School scholarship of 2019 and has been going to school every day since.
The money for the scholarship was raised by Alex Kemp who climbed Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of our projects. ... See MoreSee Less
This is wonderful! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
This is amazing, was an absolute pleasure, thank you Akwaaba volunteers!
Our after school club is providing children of all ages a safe space to learn, play and develop in our community.
The classes are open to any children, they can bring their homework, learn new things with our volunteer teachers, socialise with friends and have fun. Having these classes prevents children from roaming the streets unaccompanied, getting in trouble and is helping to stop child labour.
This year we are aiming to improve the classroom facilities for these kids and build a new library for the whole community to enjoy.
Sound like something you want to be involved in? Send us a message to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
We are lucky to work with amazing women every day but these three are incredible humans.
These beautiful women are inspiring us and Brightening the future of next generation every single day, they are caring, they are mentors, they are the best role models you can ask for, they are teaching us to follow our dreams no matter how big, they are making their voices heard, they have hearts of gold. They are loving, caring, passionate and strong and we are so grateful that they are teaching our future leaders.
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We got very sweaty this morning with Futurestars Charity and partners. A great way to kick start the #independenceday 🇬🇭 celebrations
Thanks Coach KD and Decathlon Ghana for the workout. We danced, we skipped, we squated , we stretched, we moved and we had fun! ... See MoreSee Less
We are a day early but Happy Independence Day Ghana 🇬🇭
This morning we celebrated 62 years of independence with the students from a local school. They hosted their own parade and cultural dance and it was fantastic! ... See MoreSee Less
We got that Friday feeling thanks to the amazing Sal's Shoes
We recently received 441 pairs of boots and 1633 items of kit and we have been very busy sorting and distributing everything
At our Street to school soccer project all the u10 players received a new pair of boots and kit, the u13s received new kit and our academy boys are looking very smart with their new training kits too!
Thankyou for keeping our boys happy! ... See MoreSee Less
Aw I’m missing those lovely smiling faces! X
Kicking Off Accra 2.0
What an incredible day with so many incredible people
On Saturday we hosted our second tournament in collaboration with Kicking Off. We invited 500 children from 8 football teams from Labadi all the way to Kwahu and 8 girls netball teams from schools in Labadi.
Every child received a goody bag full of health and educational supplies (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face cloth, exercise book, pen, pencil, eraser and sharpener), clean water all day, a medical check where we were able to identify and treat cases of malaria, dehydration, sprained wrists, eye problems, aneamia and scabies, a hot meal of Jollof rice and chicken and an amazing day playing the sports they love.
Thankyou to every teacher, coach, spectator, participant and officials for being part of our big day.
We were also extremely lucky to receive a huge donation of football boots, trainers and brand new kit from Sal's Shoes. This meant every girl playing netball in the hot sand with no shoes got some trainers, every boy with broken boots received a new pair and the runners up and winners from the football and netball competitions got brand new kit. Every kid who helped keep the pitch tidy and clean up also received some new kits
Runners Up: Okwawu city soccer academy
Winners: Fodem F. C
Runners Up: St Maurice JHS
Winners: Wireless 5
Take a look at the pictures to see what we got up to....
If you would like to get involved with our next tournament either as a sponsor or volunteer send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
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 😎
Tomorrow is the big day...
We have packed 500 goody bags with health and educational supplies for the kids and are spending the afternoon at the Street 2 School Soccer Project tidying the area and getting excited with all the boys! ... See MoreSee Less
Jordan... Pls remember to bring that of our kids...waiting
Day 2 with the Kicking Off team in Accra
We spent the morning visiting the girls at a number of schools who will be competing in our netball tournament on Saturday.
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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? ... See MoreSee Less
Anja has just finished her 5 week nursing project with Akwaaba Volunteers
Day 36/36 has come to an end here in Ghana 🇬🇭
✅ Survived driving to work in Trotros 🚌
✔️ Worked at 4/4 departments in the hospital 🏥
✅ Went on a trip to Cape Coast and visited the castle 🏛️⛱️
✔️ Survived the canopy walkway at Kukum National Park 🌳
✅ Fed a crocodile at Hans Bottle Cottage 🐊
✔️ Spent more time at the beach 🏖️
✅Spent many afternoons sitting under palm trees 🌴
✔️Went for shopping at the craft market 🛍️
✅ Had more night out in Osu and sang karaoke with Ray 🎤😂
✔️ Tried a lot of Ghanaian food - it's really good! 🍽️ 🍲
✅ Tried to learn how to dance salsa 💃
✔️Used a lot of mosquito repellent
I can't believe how the past 5 weeks went so fast... I am more than thankful for this experience.
THANKYOU to Jordan and King for everything they have done for and with me during my stay in Ghana. I really appreciated their company and they have been amazing hosts. You two are one of the most inspiring people I have ever met before. I wish you all the best for you future and your organisation - you are doing a great job.
Also Thankyou to Richmond for being my companion and personal photographer on all my trips, you were great.
Thankyou to all the incredible people I have met in the hospital and made my time there so special. This experience will last forever. Everyone in Ghana was so nice and tried to make sure I will get a good impression of this fascinating country. Thankyou!
Heavy heartedly and with my mind full of unforgettable impressions, it's time to say "goodbye". But I'll come back one day ✌️
I will miss you all. Medaase / Thankyou ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
We are at University of Exeter today talking to students about volunteering opportunities in Ghana
Don't forget to come and say hi, learn about volunteering and pick up your very own hand made Ghanaian t-shirt
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Would of liked that too
Meet Mercedes and her mummy Chacheele, one of our two new born Mangabey Monkeys 🐒
Join our primate conservation project to learn more about these amazing species native to Ghana, help take care of them and provide enrichment before they are re-released back into the forests ... See MoreSee Less
🇬🇭 GRADUATE NUMBER 5 🇸🇰
NAME: Abdul Rauf Mamuni
CLUB: F. C Slovako
AMBITION: Professional footballer
Rauf was one of the very first players to be recruited for New Life Football Academy from Tamale in northern Ghana. For the last 4 years Rauf has been a consistent top goal scorer in friendlies and the league, has shown a great attitude towards training and school, has never missed a training session and is said to be faster than Usain Bolt on the pitch. We are delighted that he has signed his very first professional contract!
Keep up your hard work, make us proud and go and show the world what you can do! ... See MoreSee Less
Travel. Volunteer. Explore. Learn. Experience Ghana
This weekend we were in Cape Coast 🇬🇭 ... See MoreSee Less
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! 🇬🇭
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Great work 💯✋
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! ... See MoreSee Less
I want to join u
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 " ... See MoreSee Less
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..... 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
So cute 😍
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 ⚽ ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
Good work Jordan Palmer
Future champ right there
Akwaaba always on point. Thank u
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! 👨🏫
Send us a message or email Info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk to find out more 🇬🇭 ... See MoreSee Less
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... ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to 2019 🇬🇭
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
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! 🇬🇭
#happynewyear #2019 ... 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
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 UK🇬🇧
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great to see! ❤️
! 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 ... See MoreSee Less
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! 😃😃😃
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
Last weekends road trip to paradise
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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! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday Beautiful People 💙
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? ... See MoreSee Less
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!
📷 F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House & Swagfam Studio ... See MoreSee Less
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/ ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less