On World Children’s Day on November 20 – the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – children raised their voices in solidarity with the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
Achievers Ghana opening performance
To mark this year’s World Children’s Day in West and Central Africa, children from various countries in the region will t over the ‘Africa Dialogues Conference’. On stage, the children will tell us about the Africa They Want.
Imagine a nation with a coding generation? Young kids, adults and youth, using core analytical skills to solve problems, build industry and reduce inequality in Ghana.
Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed, a whole new language for children and young adults to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st Century.
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
The eager to learn and to acquire new skills comes with joy and excitements at Achievers Learning Center. The girls were taken through developing basic skills in animation.
The program was graced with introduction of Achievers Ghana and it’s mission and vision by Amadu Mohammed, Director of Achievers Ghana and supported by Mr Francis Ahene-Affoh of DreamOval and some representatives of SAP.
The future of Ghana depends on the young people of today, and it is important that we develop this talent while it is young to ensure that we do not lose it later. We have a solution that can effectively address and radically change the current education system through enabling our students to become part of a global campaign that will see them being able to compete with the best of the best around the world.
Thank you for making this possible especially Mrs Amissah Matilda Arthur – Wife of former Vice President of Ghana who initiated the coming of DreamOval and SAP representatives.
Educating girls is essential to the advancement of a nation. This is not just about a few people’s lives (although it should matter just as much if it were), what Achievers is doing is going to have and effect on Ghana as a whole. But we can’t do it alone. Be a part of something big, be part of our success story of making a girl child a phenomenal. Make your DONATION here! – https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-350-girls-to-school-in-ghana-for-a-year/
A total of 468,053 are expected to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which begins today [Monday] across the country.
The Ghana Education Service Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of GES, Reverend Jonathan Bettey, said they will not shield any teacher who engages in examination malpractice with a candidate.
“We are expecting that as we begin this year’s BECE, all teachers will be extra careful during the conduct of the examination. We’ve sounded warning to our invigilators and advised teachers also not to use mobile phones in and around the examination centres. We’ve told them to ban themselves from any other form of examination malpractices.”
“We will not be happy to support any teacher who will indulge himself into any examination malpractice with the children. Our eyes are wide open to get anybody who will thwart the efforts of the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education during the exams,” he added. – citifmonline.com
27 girls of Achievers Ghana are taking part in this year’s exams. We wish them and all candidates the best of luck. If they are to continue their education after this exams, we need to support them with all needed resources.
Please follow the link below to DONATE!
Any amount donated will help. Please be generous. Think about the benefit you can bring to these young and deprived girls. The value of life isn’t measured by its duration but in its donation. Being good to people is building a bridge that you’ll need at some point.
We look forward to your kind donation and supporting us to improve the future of slum deprived girls for better.
Thank you Achievers Ghana for giving me hope. Those were the words of Huda Anaafi. Huda Anaafi is a proud member of Achievers Ghana and student of Alwaleed Comprehensive Basic Junior High School at Nima Kanda. Huda is preparing to write her Basic education Certificate examination starting from next month 5th of June, 2017. Miss Huda has been a member and a beneficiary of Achievers Ghana Scholarship and Girls empowerment program since 2011. She lives with her grandmother since age 4 and now age 15 in the Nima Slum.
Huda Anaafi will like to become Computer Technician and an army officer in the future. Huda’s educational depends on your kind donation. Make her dream come to reality.
Huda Anaafi – a proud member of Achievers Ghana
Donate Now on GlobalGiving to help Achievers Ghana sponsor 350 girls in the slums of Ghana through this link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-350-girls-to-school-in-ghana-for-a-year/
We need to raise an amount of $5,000 from 40 donors within three weeks to become permanent partner to Global Giving starting from June 12 to 30. We will need your kind support to help us exceed our target in order to help support many girls in the slums oPlease kindly share the link to all your family, friends, well wishers and all your contacts and encourage them to donate to help promote the well being of a deprived girl child. f Accra.
Please kindly share the link to all your family, friends, well wishers and all your contacts and encourage them to donate to help promote the well being of a deprived girl child. Thank you once again for your kind support and I hope to hearing from you soon.
Alhamdulillah, we are truly blessed to have reached another month in which our good deeds are multiplied manifold. This year 350 girls from slum communities are under scholarship and girl’s empowerment program.
Let keep the smiles of these girls alive
If they are to continue their education, we need to be able to support them with all our resources.
We need a total of GH¢50,000. If 500 people donate GH¢100.00 our target will be reached. This will provide scholarships for the 350 of these girls and help them to stay in school. A generous donor has also committed to match any funds raised by 50%, meaning that if we can get enough donations we could possibly fund all of 350 scholarships.Will you help us achieve our Ramadan fundraising goal?
Any amount donated will help. Please be generous. Think about the benefit you can bring to these young and deprived girls. Think about the reward you will have with Allah (swt). The Prophet (saws) said: “The best charity is that given in Ramadan.
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You can also visit any branch of
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Achievers Ghana Education
We look forward to you supporting us in this blessed month and helping us improve the lives future of young girls through quality education.
Jazaakum Allahu Kheir
On 23rd April, 2017, Achievers Ghana climaxed its Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) event with an educational forum on the theme “Promoting Basic Education in the Zongo Communities”. The goal was to raise awareness on the importance of basic education in our communities”
The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all participants enjoyed and have learnt from our great speakers.
Mrs Amissah Matilda Arthur – Wife of former Vice President of Ghana
Hajia Safura Andani
Our incredible speakers at the event
Achievers Drama group performing a drama
The drama performing group were excellent and the audience turnout was encouraging. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to support our GYSD event. The entire event was truly enjoyable. We appreciate the time, effort and skills of the girls. All of their routines were impressive.
Invited guest at the event
Some of the girls were given certificates of honour for their contribution in their communities.
Many thanks to Mrs Amissah Matilda Arthur, Hajia Safura Andani and her team of women in engineering, honourable Hafiz Abubakar, honourable Alahey Baba, Abdul Samed Zurak, Decency Youth Club, Friends Rest Youth Club. Higher Achievers Youth Club.
Our profound thanks also go to Sister Dorcas of JoyPrime TV, Maraba Radio and many more individuals who helped grace the occasion, The dedicated members and volunteers of Achievers Ghana who serve in this organization are to be commended for the sharing of their resources and time to enhance educational opportunities for girls in our various communities.
Again, our thanks to all involved for their participation.
RYTHM Foundation (RF), through its partnership with Worldreader, funded an e-reader project for Achievers Ghana by sponsoring 50 Kindle e-readers immaculately pre-loaded with 100 books. The concept here was instead of setting up libraries and filling them with physical books, these custom-designed e-readers would provide more flexibility and mobility for accessing books, in addition to providing more convenience in terms of space and cost.
The e-readers we sponsored in partnership with Worldreader.
Worldreader (WR) is a non-profit organization providing e-reading facilities and digital books to rural and underprivileged schools in the African-Sub Saharan region. Apart from using technology to promote reading, WR also helps local authors from Africa and India to digitize and translate their books, encouraging local authors to write more and inspire young students to take up writing.
Mr. Nicholas Goh, COO of Quest International University Perak (QIUP) 3rd from right with representatives from Worldreader
Achievers Ghana is a program located in one of the biggest slums in West Africa that has a small, but thriving e-reading program. Currently, there are around 350 girls in their program and their main objective is to inspire, educate and equip girls in slum communities, focusing on reading and empowerment through a school-to-school reading program throughout the slum.
Some of the girls who benefit from our sponsorship.
On Friday, 17 March 2017, representing the Foundation, Mr. Krishna Kumar, Director of Business Development for the QI Group and Regional Director of Africa, and Mr. Nicholas Goh, Chief Operating Officer of Quest International University Perak (QIUP) traveled to Nima in Ghana to meet with representatives from both Achievers Ghana and WR as well as the girls who have benefited from RF’s sponsorship of the e-readers. In his speech, Mr. Krishna Kumar, who has daughters of his own, spoke of how heartwarming it was to see so many bright, intelligent girls in the room whom he referred to as the future of Ghana.
Inspiring speech from Mr. Krishna Kumar, Director of Business Development for the QI Group and Regional Director of Africa.
RF identifies with Achievers Ghana in the belief that the first step to preventing social crisis amongst girls is through educating them when they are young, similar to what the Foundation advocates through programs such at the Maharani Camp.
Inspiring speech from Mr. Nicholas Goh, COO of QIUP.
The Foundation hopes to establish its presence in the region and build long-term partnerships with both Achievers Ghana and WR, working together to continue educating young girls in the communities they serve and uplift the surrounding communities. We also hope to eventually replicate this concept and program in its own Maharani Learning Lab in Sungai Siput, broadening education through technology in addition to building knowledge, skills and self-confidence amongst the participants.
One of the students reading from an e-reader device and some of the girls who benefit from the sponsorship.
Achievers Ghana is extremely honored to received such an important award, The Most Outstanding NGO in the Nima Excellence Award (NEA) -2016. Nima Excellence Award (NEA) is an annual award program designed to celebrate the hard working people and organizations in Nima, Accra New-Town, Maamobi, Pig Farm, Kotobabi, Kanda and Ruga.
Presenting the award by Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Honourable Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface.
We have been facing several challenges, but each one of them has only strengthened us to make it to where we are today; our mission of giving holistic and quality education to a girl child in the slums is all that we aspire to achieve.
Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration and support of our supporters, sponsors and partners – Jazi Foundation, Global Fund for Children, Worldreader, Leading Ladies Network, Project Abroad- Ghana, United Way – Ghana and Center for Development Initiative (CDI). Alhaji Azumah, Alhaji Mijiwaya, Alhaji Zurak, Sheikh Hussein Abdul Rahman and many more individuals, who in their own way contributed to our success story, we dedicated this award to you all. It is through all of you we derived the strength to challenge ourselves and perform better at each stage.
We sincerely thank the organizers and sponsors of this award – Nima Excellence Award (NEA) and everyone of you for helping us reach a stage where we can proudly hold up this award as a mark of achievement. We also promise to only get better at our work so that you can see more of such awards. Thank you!