Paajaf Foundation

Provide education for orphans and other vulnerable children. Equip women and female youth with vocational and handiwork skills. Develop social support systems for orphans, other vulnerable children, and women. Foster prevention education about communicable diseases, such HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, as well as care and support for those afflicted with long-term illness. Research children's and women's rights, adult education, and literacy training. Investigate policies covering orphans,
Nov 1, 2012

LIN Update - Women in Business

LIN brings together local business women
LIN brings together local business women

We're pleased to bring you an update about our meeting. The Lifelong Initiative Network (LIN) creates job opportunities particularly for women. Through LIN they will learn business skills and are given support to sustain jobs. Women will also be able to access the necessary stock and resources they need.

We have been meeting with a group of women in our community and giving them education about the LIN programme. We have contacted a micro-finance organisation based in Accra to help support the women.

The women are from poor backgrounds and are struggling to find employment. As of today we have 20 networkers. The current members range from age 25 to 50 and we are starting to fill application forms for those that want to join LIN.  

Meet some of the LIN networkers...

Juana is aged between 28 - 30 and is a second-hand clothing dealer with a month income about $50, she has joined Lifelong Initiative Network so that she can get support to expand her trade.

This is also the same for Millicent who sells fish on table as a petty trader and Doris, a jewelry seller aged 25.

Do you want to help a young woman like Juana grow her business? contact us at

Long-term goal

Our long term goal is to operate a thrift store. We generously receive items in-kind from abroad, to help us with our welfare projects. The thrift store would receive stock and sell items to local entrepreneurs in a micro-enterprise framework. All proceeds from thrift store sales will be invested back into PAAJAF education and welfare projects. Local entrepreneurs will be able to create jobs and sustain employment for local people. 

This is how the micro-enterprise framework will work;

1)    We receive donations in kind (clothes, shoes)

2)    The thrift store will sell clothing, shoes and other small household items at a very reasonable price to local entrepreneurs

3)    Shops establish a network - the Lifelong Initiative Network (IFIN) this will create jobs for local people, ending the poverty cycle

All the sales income will finance and sustain PAAJAF's projects and to support unemployed youth, women and local entrepreneurs.  It will also help to ship and pay handling charges of container of goods to PAAJAF and operating the thrift store. We will keep you updated on our progress towards our long term goal!


Nov 1, 2012

60 books presented to Children's Network - Nkabom!

School prize presentation
School prize presentation

With help from generous donations we have presented 60 books worth $40 USD to pupils at the Gbawe Methodist School in Accra.  The items included much-needed exercise books and pencils as prizes to students for articles wrote about Human Rights during their After School program (Nkabom – Children’s Network) which supports 36 pupils.

8 students were presented with prizes. The next contest theme the children are writing about hunger and food and My Community, Gbawe - we look forward to providing you feedback on their articles!

Headmistress Mrs. Elizabeth Larbi who presented the books to students, said the book donation encouraged students to keep writing and motivated them.

Teacher Mr Alex Nyani of class Junior High School Class 3 at the Gbawe Methodist School expressed gratitude for the support given which helps pupils improve on their studies. The Children’s Network at the school which creates a safe after-school environment for pupils to do their homework and interact with their peers that enriches their lives and community.

Alex and Elizabeth say it helps students to share ideas and give them a supportive environment for learning.

Please watch the presentation podcast:

So far, the story has featured in various online media, such as Vibe Ghana, Ghana News Aid and OnlinePRNews.

Prizes for writing Human Rights Articles
Prizes for writing Human Rights Articles


Oct 22, 2012

Project Progress report - October 2012


We are happy to report some great news - we have a new sponsor for Nidaar! A school in the Czech Republic is helping to sponsor Nidaar each year with a contribution towards her food, clothes, vaccines and school fees.

Nidaar is 2 years old. Her family income is only around $15 – $20 per month. Her father is a stone mason that only gets temporary work. PAAJAF have identified her as a child in need. With your sponsorship, Nidaar will have new opportunities to learn and grow. We want to provide Nidaar vaccines to prevent infant diseases, clean water and food.

The month of September we raised $102 in donations, this has helped to buy food and contribute to school fees of the children we help.

As we approach Christmas we are increasing our campaign work to find sponsors for 20 of our most desperate and needy children, contacting organizations and media.

We also need your help to spread the word – through Facebook, Twitter, email or fundraising activities, with your help we can support these amazing kids. Here are some fun(d)raising ideas to get you started:

Your recent contribution to our project has enables us to settle school fees for the following poor children – Gilbert, Ebenezer, Lauryn, Erica, Vira, Christpher to attend school.

Profiles of the above children can be found by clicking on the link provided:


PAAJAF is appealing to you to support and help spreading the word to look for sponsors for our 20 children.  PAAJAF want to help pay schools fees, buy books, bags, shoes, and school uniforms.

Please, join PAAJAF in making a difference in the life of a poor child in Ghana.

If you want to join our campaign team, please contact

Thank you


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