Sport & Development Center for Youth in Ghana

 
$10,155
$9,845
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Nov 28, 2012

Report #1 | Introduction to ABaCoDe's Sports & Dev't. Complex

Game Time!
Game Time!

ABaCoDe's Sports & Development Complex is one of the biggest projects that our organization has elaborated so far. This has the potential of reaching out to the entire country of Ghana and positively impacting countless communities. 

One of the project’s objectives is to create playgrounds where children and youth feel physically and emotionally secure. This has always been one of the main priorities honoured by ABaCoDe upon elaboration of ideas. As such, the organization feels that these playgrounds will create new places where children have the opportunity to make friends, learn, interact, and express themselves freely.

This being said, Ghana is faced with a growing problem. An increasing number of pieces of land owned by the community are being sold to private businesses, therefore leaving less areas for children and youth to come together, learn, have fun and grow as a community.

The construction of the Complex would be a milestone for ABaCoDe and for the sport in Ghana, as it would be the first premises of its kind and fully owned by ABaCoDe.

This project was the made possible through constant day-to-day planning since September of this year. It was only after being granted a permanent spot on the Global Giving platform, that the staff members joined forces with experts to plan the upcoming steps of the project.

Due to the nature of the project, the expertise of an engineer and many other professionals is required. A junior engineer by the name of Jonathan Boulet, member of Ingénieurs Sans Frontières Québec, accepted to join the ABaCoDe team in order to elaborate the technical plans and assist in the budgeting/planning process. Furthermore, we are constantly approaching new partners and elaborating creative funding strategies to ensure the completion of the project.

The Ghanaian government has endorses and approved the paperwork to implement this project amongst their communities. This creates an opportunity for ABaCoDe to concentrate on its technical aspects of the infrastructure and logistics without the burden of politics. As of November, a newly elected youth committee will be helping out the organization. Their first order of business, making the Complex a better place for the community to interact, a place where every young individual will develop and grow to their full potential.

In conclusion, we would like to personally thank every participant, donor and supporter that has been part of this project so far. Whether be in time, expertise or through donations, please know that each and every one of your contributions makes you a valuable "partner" to ABaCoDe, and will result in a positive change throughout deprived communities of Ghana.

Should you have any ideas or comments to make this project even better, please feel free to let us know. We appreciate your feedback and feed off of it.

Write us at info@abacode.org

Thank you for promoting "Education through Sports".

Learning the basics
Learning the basics
Our newly elected Youth Committee
Our newly elected Youth Committee
The facilities we want for Nima
The facilities we want for Nima's kids.
ABaCoDe
ABaCoDe's young beneficiaries.

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Project Leader

Marie-Eve Lemieux

Varennes, Quebec Canada

Where is this project located?

Map of Sport & Development Center for Youth in Ghana