Nine girl were sponsored by Achievers in a peer counselling mentorship workshop organized by Rayuwa Foundation at the Ghana Lebanon Senior High School. Rayuwa Foundation aims at improving the lives of communities by providing pyscho-social services. Fatimatu Salami (on left), describes her experience as very rewarding. She is now an able counsellor who can advise and address issues on depression, peer pressure, isolation, crisis etc. According to Fati, within the two-week workshop, she has learnt a lot on tolerance, empathy and appreciation for cultural differences.
“We are planning to start small-group peer mentoring sessions, here at Achievers, at least three days a week,” she adds.
We are extremely pleased to announce our first Corporate Sponsor – Oasis Capital. Oasis Capital is a private equity firm right here in Accra. We know this is only the first of many others who will be inspired by our story. To learn more on becoming a corporate sponsor (Gold, Silver and Bronze) or on how to support our activities through either mentorship, books and ICT tools to donate, contact us.
Today, Achievers received donations from the Circumspecte 2014 Ramadan Fundraiser. This means that more than 7 new girls in Nima will get to go to school this coming September. Besides the gracious monetary contribution, the girls also received 4 boxes of books (all very current and notable titles), from Chimamanda’s Purple Hibiscus to books on computer programming. Their joy was profound – They can’t wait to start reading!
Thank you Jemila and friends. In your own words, “ Thank you for giving, for sharing, for inspiring…”
Achievers was pleased to once again participate in the Ghana Islamic Tournament. This year, events were held from the 6th to the 21st of June. This was the 2nd tournament since inception last year, where amongst 25 schools, Achievers won 7 out of 15 awards.
The girls competed in several events including Scholastic bowl, Poetry and Quranic recitation, and proudly came out as the 3rd Best ‘School’.
Congrats to our dear Samira Mohammad for receiving an award as the most outstanding student in the ENTIRE tournament!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.