The 2015 Ramadan Fundraiser: My Education….My Hope

Yesterday the world celebrated the Day of the African Child, which commemorates the massacre of hundreds of children in South Africa who were demonstrating for their basic right to education.  Each day, as an organization, we continue this march to ensure that All girls especially in slum communities in Ghana are empowered through education. We couldn’t be more pleasedContinue reading “The 2015 Ramadan Fundraiser: My Education….My Hope”

Amina (Achievers co-founder) talks at TEDx

Our 16-year old co-founder and Deputy Director, Amina Ismail Daru, shared her story at the recent TEDx Spintex Women held at the British Council on May 30th. As she spoke about her traumatic ordeal at age 12 that ultimately gave birth to the organisation, she moved the audience to tears. In my part of the world,Continue reading “Amina (Achievers co-founder) talks at TEDx”

The Achievers on National TV again!

We were very excited to once more contribute on national tv to discussions on empowering the girl-child in slum communities thanks to Mrs Acolatse Apaloo, hostess of Women’s Voice. Congratulations to our very own 13-year old Muna Hamidu and Amadu Mohammad, founder and Director, for representing us on the show. They talked on challenges facing the girl-child in slums such as NimaContinue reading “The Achievers on National TV again!”

Achievers Ghana interacts with the Leading Ladies Network

On May 14th, we had the opportunity to interact with members of the Leading Ladies Network at a cocktail event held at the Hub Accra. Yawa Hansen-Quao, the founder and Director of the Leading Ladies Network, shared with members the achievements of Achievers Ghana especially in empowering young girls in the Nima-Maamobi community. Yawa, who also mentored our girlsContinue reading “Achievers Ghana interacts with the Leading Ladies Network”

The Achievers reading more …thanks to e-library

People always ask precisely what we do every evening at Achievers. Well, every evening, over 60 girls troop into the center to participate in discussion sessions, public speaking seminars, writing workshops,  poetry and arts, tech workshops, or simply to read a book on one of the 25 e-readers (100 titles each) we are opportune to have through aContinue reading “The Achievers reading more …thanks to e-library”

Global Youth Service Day

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” Robert Kennedy  Achievers Ghana  is  extremely pleased to be hosting the 2015 Global Youth Service Day celebration inContinue reading “Global Youth Service Day”

The Sisters Forum – an inspirational ladies forum for the young Achievers

Our 15-year-old co-founder, Amina Ismail Daru, has been known to say that her biggest challenge  is empowering the minds of girls who come to Achievers (changing their mentalities about the role of women), since there are no role models in the community. Well, not anymore… On February 7th, Achievers Ghana held its first ever Sisters Forum themed Inspire andContinue reading “The Sisters Forum – an inspirational ladies forum for the young Achievers”

More than 130 additional scholarships for girls in 2014

2014 was a year of substantial growth for the Achievers. With the help of our generous donors and supporters, large and small, we were able to provide an additional 136 scholarships for girls from the Nima slum community, so they are able to attend school. The total number of scholarships provided by the Achievers at theContinue reading “More than 130 additional scholarships for girls in 2014”