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This year, our Ghana team will welcome our biggest programme to date, with hundreds of people travelling to the Volta region to volunteer and immerse themselves in a proud West African culture.

We’ve been working in Ghana for 12 years and are excited that our 2024 programme is now underway. Our eleven partner schools will welcome schools, Club Charity Organisations, scouts and companies throughout the year to help teach lessons, coach sports and get involved in our building programmes, which focus on developing key infrastructure in schools.

Read on to hear about some of the project work and programmes that will be taking place in Ghana during 2024…

Constructing libraries at three of our partner schools

Last summer, volunteers made fantastic progress with constructing libraries at both Rhema Abuita and Aklorbordzi School, and this year new and returning volunteers will continue the build by mixing concrete and laying bricks. Once completed, the libraries will provide a quiet space for students to study and focus on their work.

We’re also excited to see the construction of a new library start at Woe EP this year, where volunteers will help mould bricks for the build.

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Volunteers in 2023, supporting with the construction of the library at Aklorbordzi School.

Completing the two-storey classroom block at Dedzidi School

We’ve been working with Dedzidi School to construct a two-storey classroom block which comprises eight classrooms to help dramatically reduce overcrowding in lessons.

With only one small block left to build, volunteers will support fundis (builders) in completing the build by moulding bricks this year.

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The classroom block at Dedzidi School that volunteers will continue constructing this year.

Converting temporary classrooms into permanent classrooms

Little Roses opened a second site to provide more children in the community with an opportunity to go to school and receive an education.

Little Roses have temporary wooden classrooms, and when it rains, the wooden classrooms flood and can’t be used.

Their aim for 2024 is to continue converting temporary classrooms into permanent classrooms with the help of our volunteers, who will mould blocks for the new brick structures.

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A temporary wooden classroom at Little Roses.

Constructing better sanitation facilities

After the success of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Menstrual Health Management (MHM) programme in Zanzibar, African Adventures Foundation has been awarded funding to continue this vital work at three of our partner schools in Ghana.

Construction of the new toilet block is already underway at Dornorgbor School. You can read all about our WASH Programme here.

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Construction of the toilet block roof has started at Dornorgbor School.

Christmas Meal Appeal

We don’t want to think about our 2024 programme ending just yet, but to finish the year, African Adventures Foundation, with the help of their supporters, will spread Christmas joy across our partner schools by providing students with a special Christmas meal and party.

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Students at Aklorbordzi School enjoying their special Christmas meal.

“The work we have planned with our partner schools for the 2024 programme will see volunteers contribute to our long-term development goal of encouraging children in Ghana to start school from an earlier age and stay in education longer. I’m looking forward to seeing our partner schools grow and the positive impact this will have on the students and the community.” Siva, Ghana Director.

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