The Achievers (originally ‘Achievers Book Club’) is a Ghanaian non-profit organisation, with a simple mission: Education for all girls in slums in Ghana.
Our story started with a girl called Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, was forced into marriage at the age of 12. What happened next made Amina an inspiration to many other girls. In 2011, she co-founded the Achievers to help prevent similar situations to be suffered by other young girls in the community. This lead to Anima being nominated for the Children’s Peace Prize in 2012.
We currently support over 200 girls in their education, identifying vulnerable children, and providing scholarships for them to be able to attend school. We also run skills training programmes, organise excursions and raise awareness of the issues faced by girls, working with parents to help prevent abuse, sexual exploitation and forced marriage.
Founded and run by Ghanaians, most of our financing is raised from the local community. We aim to help thousands of girls become educated and break the cycle of poverty. Support us to achieve this goal and help us make a true difference for these girls.