Celebrating 3 years of supporting girls’ education in the slum

Achievers celebrated their 3rd anniversary this Saturday, 3rd May, themed Investing in Girls – A catalyst for changing the world. Present were  the Imams of Abu Ubaida and several  mosques in the community, Jazi Foundation and friends and Tech Needs Girls. The girls entertained through poetry recitals, quranic recitations and drama. Amina, co-founder, also shared accomplishments  in the last three years. This included not only raising funds to support girls in school, but monitoring and providing mentorship to these girls.

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With support from the community young Amina says they hope to reach even more girls in the coming years.

Our utmost appreciation goes to Amadu (our director and co-founder) for organizing this great event.

Sanitation for All, All for Sanitation

Achievers held its first forum this year on the theme Sanitation for All, All for Sanitation with about 195 students, parents and community leaders from Ahlussuna in attendance. The goal was to educate families and the community at large on the relevance of keeping the community clean. Succeeding this,  a clean up exercise (Operation Sweep Clean) was held with over 300 students from various schools willingly participating. It was both fun and productive, and a great way to celebrate the Global Youth Service Day.

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Amadu wins MTN Heroes for Change Award

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Our very own Amadu Mohammed (Director and co-founder of Achievers Book Club) was a proud recipient of the MTN Heroes for Change award this evening.  Amadu was nominated for 3 of the 5 categories, ultimately receiving the award for Community Crusader through his selfless and impactful work at Achievers. He will receive 10,000 Ghana cedis to continue and expand the impact being made at Achievers. What this means is that even more girls can receive sponsorship toward their education this year.

 

Amadu! You are truly a hero for change. You have made us proud.

Achievers learn to code

Today, 60 girls at Achievers learnt to code during the tech needs girls event organized by Soronko Solutions.  The goal of tech needs girls (founded by Regina Agyare) is to empower girls through coding. The girls enjoyed an interactive and energy driven session with over 10 female mentors teaching them how to design and create simple websites using HTLM. They also worked on their public speaking skills as they presented their websites to a panel of judges.

Regina, Soronko Solutions and all tech needs girls mentors, we really appreciate this opportunity and look forward to learning to code more in the coming months.

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Four scholarships from Rising Sun Schools

ABC received 4 full scholarships from the Rising Sun Schools (Dome). Amina and three other promising student from Nima and Maamobi communities. Our sincere thanks goes out to Mr Patrick Acheampong the CEO and Jazi Foundation (Netherlands) for making this possible.

Congratulations, Muna, Amina, Sweetie (Aisha) and Afsah. We are proud of you.

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Computers kindly donated by FWG African Foods

ABC girls excited with new computers
ABC girls excited with new computers

The Achievers Book is very happy to have received 2 additional computers this week. The two nice HP desktop computers were kindly donated by FWG African Foods, a Brazilian food company based with an office in in Accra.

Mrs Yindra Semanat, the general manager of FWG African Foods, was very kind when giving the computers to ABC’s Amadu Mohammed. She gave us a very good reception and before giving out the computers, she tested all in front of us to assured us that all is ok. She told us to call for her assistance if the need arise.

Computers donated by FWG African Foods
The HP computers donated by FWG African Foods

Prior to receiving these computers the ABC’s 180 girls were forced to share only 2 computers. At least our dream of setting an ICT center is coming to reality. New with the addition to the computers giving by Mrs. Yindra, we now have four, and we hope to receive more in the near future so that we can better serve the needs of our girls.

Thanks FWG African Foods!

Children’s Peace Prize Nomination

The Achievers Book Club is proud to announce that today ABC’s co-founder, Amina Ismeal, was nominated for the World Children’s Peace Prize.
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The children nominated for 2012 are Amina (15) from Ghana, Anwara (16) from India and Kesz (13) from the Philippines. They were selected from 97 entries from 43 different countries. Amina, Anwara and Kesz are actively committed to advocating children’s rights. They all brought about impressive changes in their communities at a very young age, each in their own way.

Read more: Childrens Peace Prize