2 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tournament-500

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

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

7 days ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

#changinglives

1 week ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

A D V E N T U R E

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

Are you ready to share your smile with the world?

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

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

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

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

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

Interested? Contact us info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Girls Player of the tournament - Abigail Amon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masterpiece

2 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

 

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Ahh fufu

When can I come back again?! Miss ya!

Jordan, when can I also join you guys..πŸ€“

Woow

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

3 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Meet the Dream Team.

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

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

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

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

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Introducing the newest member of the Akwaaba volunteers primate family.

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

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

4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Watch this space for more information, photos and videos!

Halcyon Media
Culturefest '18πŸ”₯
An initiative by Volta Sports and Akwaaba Volunteers Akwaaba Volunteers UK
You guys rock🀘🏾
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#halcyonmedia#halcyon#video#akwaaba#soccer#worldcup#thegame
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4 weeks ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Pictured below at Kakum National Park!

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

You don't want to miss this opportunity!

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

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

You dont want to miss this opportunity!

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

 

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Hahahaha world cup promo indeed !!

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Sure, its well said

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Annie Knight Bea Selby xxx

Liv Richard

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

1 month ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Watch this space for more photos and videos!

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrick
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Thanks for the good work

Great work guys!!! Amazing to see the first steps complete x

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

Good job grandson

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

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

One quarter of students never complete primary school

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

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

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

Ghana has a predicted housing defecit of 2.4 million in 2018

61492 Children live on the streets of Accra

87% of street children are there because of economic desperation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One quarter of students never complete primary school 

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

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

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

Ghana has a predicted housing defecit of 2.4 million in 2018

61492 Children live on the streets of Accra

87% of street children are there because of economic desperation 

65% of children under 10 dont attend school in Accra

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

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

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

info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

 

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so powerful <3

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Take a look at our latest adventure with our noble steads 🐎

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

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

Wow...would love to do this.

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

WE ARE ON TV

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

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

Together Everyone Achieves More!

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

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

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

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

2 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

 

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You doing really great Jordan !!!

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Can’t wait to come back 😍😍😍

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#friendshipslastforever

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

β˜€ Planning your summer getaway? 🌴

🌍 Akwaaba Volunteers have something for everyone! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

πŸŽ“ Teaching πŸ“š
⚽ Sports Coaching πŸ‘
🐎 Horse Riding πŸ‡
πŸ€• Medical 🌑
πŸ• Veterinary care 🐒
🎨 Art πŸ–Œ
πŸ‘£ Travelling πŸ›©

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

Use the code Akwaaba18 for Β£50 off per week

Book with a friend using the code AkwaabaFriends for Β£100 off per week.
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β˜€ Planning your summer getaway? 🌴 

🌍 Akwaaba Volunteers have something for everyone! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

πŸŽ“ Teaching πŸ“š
⚽ Sports Coaching πŸ‘
🐎 Horse Riding πŸ‡
πŸ€• Medical 🌑
πŸ• Veterinary care 🐒
🎨 Art πŸ–Œ
πŸ‘£ Travelling πŸ›©

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

Use the code Akwaaba18 for Β£50 off per week

Book with a friend using the code AkwaabaFriends for Β£100 off per week.

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Akwaaba Volunteers are in Cape Coast this weekend.

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Here are a few photos from our after school community project today!
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Fede billeder med Chris 😍

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Love animals? You can volunteer with the monkeys too!

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

Love animals? You can volunteer with the monkeys too! 

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3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

Happy birthday Richmond πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Happy happy birthday to my dancing friend!!

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

STREET 2 SCHOOL SOCCER

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our Primate Conservation project need your help....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

#Accra

 

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

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

#WhiteCard
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3 months ago

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

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

#lifeonthestreets #thisgirlcan

3 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

(Save on your Flights too with prices from just Β£300)
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Happy Easter to you all! To celebrate we are offering you 30% off all of our projects when you book in April! 

(Save on your Flights too with prices from just Β£300)

 

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Emma Bæk

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Kukuu long time no see bro

Ponko line

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

You are brilliant Catherine Isobel Roy xxx

Hey Alfredoo... good job my man

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

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

Nice one u loving and carding dear

Thanks

Andy Notbohm Erin Thompson

Great

nice video. keep on with the good work.

Richie Herman

Boateng Alfred king

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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

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

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

If you are interested in donating follow the link:

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

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

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

If you are interested in donating follow the link:

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

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Love #Elephants?

Take a look at our highlights from our adventure this weekend. Our volunteers travelled to Mole National Park in the Northern Region for a Safari.
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I love this x

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

The Akwaaba Team want to say a huge thankyou to Julie Smith and Monica Thandi from Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball for the amazing work they have done in Ghana.

Over the past week they have worked extremely hard to educate, inspire, motivate and share their wisdom about Netball to our community. We have been working with 18 different schools and 25 teachers and coaches to "Make a difference through netball". We can't wait to see the impact their training will have and what the future holds for Netball in Ghana!
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The Akwaaba Team want to say a huge thankyou to Julie Smith and Monica Thandi from Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball for the amazing work they have done in Ghana.

Over the past week they have worked extremely hard to educate, inspire, motivate and share their wisdom about Netball to our community. We have been working with 18 different schools and 25 teachers and coaches to Make a difference through netball. We cant wait to see the impact their training will have and what the future holds for Netball in Ghana!

 

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Thank you to you too for organising the workshop so well you guys are doing an amazing job. Can't wait to see the development and come back to Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

We're both completely inspired by you guys; and loved being a small part of the fabulous work you're doing. Big hugs from a freezing cold UK (bbrr) and see you in the sun asap x

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We had an amazing final day with our netball coaches and the Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball team.

Our coaches are now better equipped to coach the next generation of Netballers and help more young people in Ghana get involved with the sport. They are confident, capable, enthusiastic and we can't wait to see them put their skills into action in their schools and teams.

Each coach was presented with a certificate of completion and a new ball for their school as well as wristbands, bibs, new nets and kits.
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What a privilege it has been to work with these wonderful coaches. They are passionate, fun and ready to grow netball in Accra. Well done to them all. And a big thank you to Akwaaba for hosting us (Netball Development Trust). We'll be back xx

Absolutely brilliant. Hugely inspiring. Well done everyone.

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Day 3 of Netball with Netball Development Trust - Making A Difference Through Netball was action packed!

All 25 coaches brushed up on making coaching fun for their students, the rules of the game and good umpiring as well as discussing some sexual and reproductive health topics in line with the issues that girls in Ghana often face.

Of course we finished with a very competitive match - action photos below!
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4 months ago

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Day 2 with the Netball Development Trust and our community coaches in Ghana. Today we are focussing on what makes a good coach, umpiring, shooting and defending.

Take a look at the action!
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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Akwaaba Volunteers are excited to be working with the Netball Development Trust this week.

NDT are "making a difference through netball" all over the world and are now in Ghana coaching 25 coaches from over 10 different schools in our community to make netball accessible to everyone, improve coaching, deliver sexual and health awareness and to have a great time!

Check out some of the pictures from today's action and watch this space for more information!
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4 months ago

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Saturdays exploring Accra with all of our amazing volunteers.

4 months ago

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"Take only memories, leave only footprints"

Akwaaba Volunteers left only hoof prints on Labadi Beach this morning. We are kick starting the weekend with our four legged friends.
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Take only memories, leave only footprints

Akwaaba Volunteers left only hoof prints on Labadi Beach this morning. We are kick starting the weekend with our four legged friends.

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Giving back is not about the amount, but the lives you change"

Thankyou Katarina and the University of Surrey for putting smiles on the faces of our Nursery Class this morning, they love their new pens and pencils!
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Giving back is not about the amount, but the lives you change 

Thankyou Katarina and the University of Surrey for putting smiles on the faces of our Nursery Class this morning, they love their new pens and pencils!Image attachment

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Thankyou Coach Dan, from the Akwaaba Volunteers team and New Life Football Academy, for your hard work in Ghana.

Dan has been working with both our elite group of footballers and our u13 team in the community at our "Street to School Soccer Project" every day.

If you love football or are interested in coaching, get in touch today to book your place!
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Thankyou Coach Dan, from the Akwaaba Volunteers team and New Life Football Academy, for your hard work in Ghana. 

Dan has been working with both our elite group of footballers and our u13 team in the community at our Street to School Soccer Project every day.

If you love football or are interested in coaching, get in touch today to book your place!

4 months ago

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Riding into the weekend with Akwaaba Volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with horses in Ghana, get in touch now for 20% discount on our horse care project!
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4 months ago

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Happy International Womens Day to all the amazing ladies around the world.

4 months ago

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Akwaaba Volunteers have had a busy couple of weeks donating hundreds of school supplies to underprivileged children in our community thanks to the amazing students and teachers from Fun2Learn ΑλΡξανδροπούλου in Greece.

Fun2Learn ΑλΡξανδροπούλου donated school bags, exercise books, reading books, text books, pencil cases, pencils, erasers, rulers, maths sets, colouring pencils, felt tip pens, calculators, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, pens and more!

Thankyou for your support!
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We are more than happy that we offered some help and made your children smile!!

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Akwaaba Volunteers had a great time this morning celebrating Ghana's 61st year of independence.

Did you know:

Ghana gained independence from the UK on March 6th 1957 and was the first sub-Saharan African country to do so.

Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana's first president.

The independence square in Accra is the second largest square in the world.
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4 months ago

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Akwaaba Volunteers travelled to Winneba at the weekend to enjoy some of Ghana's most beautiful beaches!

Thankyou Jah Mighty Love Land for having us!
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Akwaaba Volunteers travelled to Winneba at the weekend to enjoy some of Ghanas most beautiful beaches! 

Thankyou Jah Mighty Love Land for having us!Image attachmentImage attachment

4 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

This morning Akwaaba Volunteers were invited to join the Ghana Armed Forces to take the horses our volunteer Catherine Isobel Roy has been working with for their final preparation and practice for Independence day on the 6th March.

A very early morning to prepare the horses for travelling to Independence square but worth it for the amazing front row seats and experience.

We can't wait to see the rest of the performances on the day!
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This is class!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Our community football project, also know as the "Street to School Soccer Project" is currently working with 101 girls and boys aged 7 - 18 aiming to improve opportunities for young people in Labadi through the power of sport.

Take a look at the video to find out more about what we are doing.

Interested in joining us as a football coach? Email us: info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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5 months ago

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"A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change lives"

Akwaaba Volunteers are very lucky to have such a great team of football coaches working on our Street to School Soccer project and inspiring the next generation through sport.

Interested in joining us as a sports coach? Email info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change lives 

Akwaaba Volunteers are very lucky to have such a great team of football coaches working on our Street to School Soccer project and inspiring the next generation through sport. 

Interested in joining us as a sports coach? Email info@akwaabavolunteers.org.uk

 

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Am ever ready to work with you

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Who saw Akwaaba Volunteers and Volta Sports talking about our Street to School Soccer Project live on GTV SPORTS+ this morning? It has officially been called the best initiative of 2018 so far!

Want to learn more about how we are using the power of sport and education to change lives? Get in touch!
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Who saw Akwaaba Volunteers and Volta Sports talking about our Street to School Soccer Project live on GTV SPORTS+ this morning? It has officially been called the best initiative of 2018 so far! 

Want to learn more about how we are using the power of sport and education to change lives? Get in touch!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Kicking Off is an amazing charity currently working in Ghana using the power of football to empower communities.

Yesterday Akwaaba Volunteers traveled to to the village of Mpraeso with a squad of 16 u13 Street To School Soccer Boys to take part in Kicking Off's tournament. We were warmly welcomed, each boy was given a goody bag, a medical check where multivitamins, biscuits and bananas were given out as well as administering malaria checks to each boy and our coaches, we were supplied with water, a meal and a great game of football against Mpraeso's academy team. It was an unfortunate result for the Street To School Boys but the academy scored some fantastic goals and deserved the win.

Not only did our team have a great day but 500 girls and boys from local schools were invited to compete in a fantastic tournament!

Thankyou for inviting us to represent Accra, welcoming us and our boys so warmly, a great tournament and some even better football!

If you want to learn more about the amazing work Kicking Off are doing, go to: www.kickingoff.org
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5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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

Volunteers spent the afternoon working with kids at our Nursery school, Teaching numbers, letters, colours as well as some important life lessons such as sharing and working together!

Make your impact and help our future leaders grow when you volunteer on our childcare project!
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The future of our world is in my classroom today 

Volunteers spent the afternoon working with kids at our Nursery school, Teaching numbers, letters, colours as well as some important life lessons such as sharing and working together! 

Make your impact and help our future leaders grow when you volunteer on our childcare project!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Happy Valentines Day from the Akwaaba Volunteers team.

Because we love you here is a special treat for you!
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Happy Valentines Day from the Akwaaba Volunteers team. 

Because we love you here is a special treat for you!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"Rugby is a game all about teamwork and support. To go forwards you must go backwards"

We were delighted to step onto the Ultimate Warriors Rugby Academy pitch today to see the boys training hard with Coach Eric.

One of our aims is to support community needs and to give underprivileged children better opportunities. Many of the boys don't have kits to train in and with bare feet so today we presented the boys with new Jerseys for training and new boots thanks to Sal's Shoes!
Enjoy boys!

Interested in volunteering as a Rugby Coach? Get in touch today!
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Rugby is a game all about teamwork and support. To go forwards you must go backwards 

We were delighted to step onto the Ultimate Warriors Rugby Academy pitch today to see the boys training hard with Coach Eric. 

One of our aims is to support community needs and to give underprivileged children better opportunities. Many of the boys dont have kits to train in and with bare feet so today we presented the boys with new Jerseys for training and new boots thanks to Sals Shoes!
Enjoy boys!

Interested in volunteering as a Rugby Coach? Get in touch today!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Great work

Well Done!!πŸ‘Š

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Today New Life Football Academy stood united to support their brother and team mate during one of his hardest times.

Daniel we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

The boys showed empathy, sportsmanship and team work today and continue to carry and support eachother. We are proud of the New Life family!
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Today New Life Football Academy stood united to support their brother and team mate during one of his hardest times. 

Daniel we are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. 

The boys showed empathy, sportsmanship and team work today and continue to carry and support eachother. We are proud of the New Life family!

 

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Gd pic there lads and enjoy the game

Please I want to join your team please

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

"I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything's right"

Thankyou Sal's Shoes for putting shoes on our feet and smiles on our faces! Today we were able to give all our Street To School Soccer Project players who, were playing in broken or no shoes, a new pair of boots to play in!

Please check out the amazing work Sals Shoes do and support them so more of your old shoes get a new happy home! www.salsshoes.com
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I put some new shoes on and suddenly everythings right 

Thankyou Sals Shoes for putting shoes on our feet and smiles on our faces! Today we were able to give all our Street To School Soccer Project players who, were playing in broken or no shoes, a new pair of boots to play in! 

Please check out the amazing work Sals Shoes  do and support them so more of your old shoes get a new happy home! www.salsshoes.com

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Akwaaba Volunteers and the Ghana Armed Forces Polo and Saddle Club want to thank everyone that donated items to help us take care of our 68 horses in Ghana!

Over the Christmas period we collected over 60kg of horsey items including saddle cloths, bits, bridles, brushes, headcollars, boots, bandages, fly masks and more and today we had the pleasure of donating it to help the horses here in Ghana.

Huge thankyou to Val Guse, Windmill Veterinary Centre, Winslow and Buckingham, Oak tree stables,Tracey Annison, Anna Storey, Michele Jackson, Norma Andrews, Jane Alexander, Samantha Lander, Lisa Hughes and Susan Mahoney!
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Would love to come over and help with the horses, so proud to know you Jordan your a very special girl xx

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Over the weekend we travelled to Kumasi, Ghana's second biggest city for a weekend of culture!

We were honoured to attend the wedding of local artist and designer Eric and his beautiful wife Mercia and enjoy a traditional ceremony full of love and dancing! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Taylor!

We also visited the Manhiya Palace, home to the Asante King, Otomfuo Nana Osei Tutu II. The Asante region is the largest and most powerful region in Ghana, home to Ghana's gold, the origin of Kente fabric and the twi language.

We were particularly inspired by Yaa Asantewaa, a woman who fought like a man. One of the most influential women in Ghanaian history, chosen by the Kings to lead the battle against the British who vowed to fight till the last person falls on the battlefield. She protected her kingdom and the golden stool when the men were too afraid to stand up and fight.

#SeeGhana #FeelGhana #WearGhana #EatGhana #ExploreGhana #TravelGhana #WeLoveGhana
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Over the weekend we travelled to Kumasi, Ghanas second biggest city for a weekend of culture! 

We were honoured to attend the wedding of local artist and designer Eric and his beautiful wife Mercia and enjoy a traditional ceremony full of love and dancing! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Taylor! 

We also visited the Manhiya Palace, home to the Asante King, Otomfuo Nana Osei Tutu II. The Asante region is the largest and most powerful region in Ghana, home to Ghanas gold, the origin of Kente fabric and the twi language.  

We were particularly inspired by Yaa Asantewaa, a woman who fought like a man. One of the most influential women in Ghanaian history, chosen by the Kings to lead the battle against the British who vowed to fight till the last person falls on the battlefield. She protected her kingdom and the golden stool when the men were too afraid to stand up and fight. 

#SeeGhana #FeelGhana #WearGhana #EatGhana #ExploreGhana #TravelGhana #WeLoveGhanaImage attachmentImage attachment

5 months ago

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When the weekend is nearly over but you can't wait for another great week of volunteering....

#ThatFace #VolunteerAbroad #Ghana #WeekendVibes #Travel #Conservation
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When the weekend is nearly over but you cant wait for another great week of volunteering....

#ThatFace #VolunteerAbroad #Ghana #WeekendVibes #Travel #Conservation

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We had a great time watching talented athletes from across Africa compete in the Africa Cup of Club Championships last week and inspire the next generation of hockey players.

Do you love hockey? Want to inspire the next generation? Or play alongside the best players in Ghana?

Join our Hockey Coaching project to make your impact!
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We had a great time watching talented athletes from across Africa compete in the Africa Cup of Club Championships last week and inspire the next generation of hockey players. 

Do you love hockey? Want to inspire the next generation? Or play alongside the best players in Ghana? 

Join our Hockey Coaching project to make your impact!

5 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

WOW - In less than a month my video and all the hard work from Jordan and everyone else has managed to raise ALMOST Β£1000!! We're Β£50 off reaching that figure - which would make it exactly half way to the ultimate goal of raising Β£2000! If you haven't donated yet - spare Β£5... your name will be a part of the school and future generations forever!

See Video for more info, to understand the story and how you can help change a Childs life today!

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6 months ago

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Yesterday Akwaaba Volunteers took to the streets of Jamestown, Accra's oldest neighbourhood to help The Maria Kale Avenue distribute clothes, food and drinks to one of the poorest communities in Ghana's capital.

Do you want to donate to help us do more great things in Accra?

Get in touch today to find out how!
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TΓ©a Tullah

6 months ago

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Breakfast doesn't come fresher than that!

Our volunteers enjoyed their fresh coconuts for breakfast this morning!
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

The last Friday of January means its Pay day and we need your help!

We have been busy working on our brand new school for underprivileged children in Ghana this week! If you have just Β£5 you can donate you can buy a brick to help us give children in Ghana the education they deserve.

Thankyou to everyone who has generously donated so far. Check out the pictures below to see the work in progress!
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The last Friday of January means its Pay day and we need your help! 

We have been busy working on our brand new school for underprivileged children in Ghana this week! If you have just Β£5 you can donate you can buy a brick to help us give children in Ghana the education they deserve. 

Thankyou to everyone who has generously donated so far. Check out the pictures below to see the work in progress!Image attachmentImage attachment

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Thankyou to the Royal Latin School P.E Department for your kind donation to Ghana. The kids love their new P.E Kit!

#Thankyou #Welovesports #Andschool
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6 months ago

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Akwaaba Volunteers football project "Street to School Soccer" is helping 101 boys and girls from our community get an education, quality coaching and keep off the streets!

Ghana's number one passion is #Football! If you want to help give these players the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves you can join now!

Become a football coach in Ghana from 2-12 weeks!
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Akwaaba Volunteers football project Street to School Soccer is helping 101 boys and girls from our community get an education, quality coaching and keep off the streets! 

Ghanas number one passion is #Football! If you want to help give these players the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves you can join now! 

Become a football coach in Ghana from 2-12 weeks!

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Thankyou to everyone who has donated so far to help us build a brand new school for 300 underprivileged children in Ghana's capital!

If you can donate just Β£5 you can buy a brick for our new school and help us to give children access to the education they deserve!

Please help an amazing cause and be remembered forever with your name permanently engraved in the school!

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrick
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Thankyou to everyone who has donated so far to help us build a brand new school for 300 underprivileged children in Ghanas capital! 

If you can donate just Β£5 you can buy a brick for our new school and help us to give children access to the education they deserve! 

Please help an amazing cause and be remembered forever with your name permanently engraved in the school!  

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrick

 

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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

We love coconuts! Do you?

Did you know coconuts are Ghana's second biggest farmed good after Cocoa?

#Breakfastgoals #TasteGhana #Coconut
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We love coconuts! Do you? 

Did you know coconuts are Ghanas second biggest farmed good after Cocoa? 

#Breakfastgoals #TasteGhana #Coconut

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

It might be #BlueMonday but we have been doing what we do best and putting smiles on faces today!

20 brand new Akwaaba Volunteers school bags delivered on behalf of Harry Robert Palmer and Harriet Shelford to Future Leaders UCC.
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It might be #BlueMonday but we have been doing what we do best and putting smiles on faces today!

20 brand new Akwaaba Volunteers school bags delivered on behalf of Harry Robert Palmer and Harriet Shelford to Future Leaders UCC.

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

🐴 Love Horses? πŸ‡πŸΌ

🌍 Want to improve horse welfare in Africa? πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

We have the perfect opportunity for you!

Join Akwaaba Volunteers Horse Project in 2018 for your chance to help take care of over 60 horses, enjoy beautiful beach rides and treks and improve the standards for horses in Ghana!

Check out the video from our Gymkhana yesterday, lots of horses and other four legged friends!

www.akwaabavolunteers.org.uk
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

Kick-starting the New year and new term with new stationary, first aid items, toys and games for the lovely kids at our Underprivileged Children's Centre.

Thankyou Monica and PackforaPurpose.org for bringing your donation all the way from California to Akwaaba Volunteers!
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Kick-starting the New year and new term with new stationary, first aid items, toys and games for the lovely kids at our Underprivileged Childrens Centre. 

Thankyou Monica and PackforaPurpose.org for bringing your donation all the way from California to Akwaaba Volunteers!

 

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Always thrilled when a Pack for a Purpose traveler chooses to make a Big Impact in the community they are traveleing to by taking needed supplies!Please encourage Monica to share her story on our website to inspire other travelers. :)

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

To all of our followers, volunteers and friends...

We need your help! We are building a brand new school for Underpriveleged children in Accra and for just Β£5 you can be a part of our story and help to change lives.

Please watch the video and donate just Β£5 to buy a brick for our school and help more children in Ghana get the education they deserve!

youtu.be/qb__5GSsP8c

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/buyabrickAkwaaba volunteers aim is to brighten the future of the next generation and you can help us change lives with just Β£5. With your Β£5 you can buy a brick for o...
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6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

In 2017 Akwaaba Volunteers made some amazing memories....

1) We gave 200 pairs of football boots to young boys and girls in Accra.

2) We gave 400 pairs of school shoes to underprivileged children across the city.

3) 20 women joined our female empowerment programme

4) We gave 10 sports teams new kits for their season.

5) We gave clothes to 60 children in our community

6) We supplied 50 girls with new school uniform so they can get the education they deserve.

7) We gave school bags and essential school stationary to over 250 children in the schools we work with.

8) We gave 30 families in our community new treated mosquito nets.

9) We gave 50 children footballs in our community so they can enjoy the power of play.

10) We gave 10 scholarships to young boys and girls living in extreme poverty so they can create a better future for themselves.

We can't wait for a bigger and better 2018!
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In 2017 Akwaaba Volunteers made some amazing memories....

1) We gave 200 pairs of football boots to young boys and girls in Accra. 

2) We gave 400 pairs of school shoes to underprivileged children across the city. 

3) 20 women joined our female empowerment programme

4) We gave 10 sports teams new kits for their season. 

5) We gave clothes to 60 children in our community 

6) We supplied 50 girls with new school uniform so they can get the education they deserve. 

7) We gave school bags and essential school stationary to over 250 children in the schools we work with. 

8) We gave 30 families in our community new treated mosquito nets. 

9) We gave 50 children footballs in our community so they can enjoy the power of play. 

10) We gave 10 scholarships to young boys and girls living in extreme poverty so they can create a better future for themselves. 

We cant wait for a bigger and better 2018!

 

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Well done to Akwaaba Volunteers

6 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

What a year 2017 has been!

Take a look at a few of our favourite moments from the year and enjoy 20% off any of our projects in 2018 when you book in January.

Special Thankyou to all our lovely volunteers, Volta Sports, Sal's Shoes, Kit Aid, F.J.West Films Creative-Media-House, MK Dons & Shoprite South Africa for your amazing support.

#HappyNewYear #ByeBye2017 #Hello2018 #NewYearNewAdventure #VolunteerAbroad #DoGood #Ghana
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Beautiful! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Here's to a great year. Bring on 2018!

7 months ago

Akwaaba Volunteers

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Merry Christmas from Akwaaba Volunteers

 

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Merry Christmas to every one over there

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