Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana

by A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Dear Friends,

Its  Women’s month and we at ABAN are celebrating our women. We are celebrating their hard work and commitment to overcome the hassles of life in other not to remain in poverty. We are also celebrating their journeys through the years in training.

We are featuring in this report Patricia.

Patricia joined the ABAN program in 2015 as a single mother with no skills and making a living on the money she made from selling oranges on head pans, just before ABAN transitioned to Ghana. She was part of 16 girls with similar stories, who were given the opportunities to learn a new skill of their choice with the hopes of being independent financially, and so that she can improve her standard of living and that of her son and family. For two years, she mastered the art of decorating and graduated last as a professional. She has also been very active in our business development programs, as she learns how to manage a shop by herself.

Her dream has been to own her own shop and train other women who are also less fortunate and because of you and the support of a student group, she is just about to realize that dream with a seed amount of 1600 pounds. In the next two months, we will be setting Patricia up with a fully furnished shop, giving her the head start she needs so she can be the @fabricofchange we have waited to see. After all, at ABAN, that’s what we do.

The girls could benefit from such investments . And so we ask that you continue to support us. Here are ways you can do that;

  • Start a fund raiser
  • Buy our products and recommend us to shops to carry ABAN products and conferences to let ABAN sew for them
  • Sponsor a girl
  • Tell your friends about ABAN
  • Donate here

Follow our social media pages for more updates and sond us an email with your questions.

Let us continue to #pressforprogress as is the theme for this years International Women’s Day, for all women the world over.

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Victoria
Victoria's Graduation

Dear Friend, 

Here is an update of our programs from where we left off last.

 

ABAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Empowering our Partners to train our Women  

In the past few weeks, we have been actively involving our partners (Trainers) in practical discussions with the aim of sharing better ways of offering the training to our women. It became important that we ensure the women are placed into safe environment for batter training experiences from the feed backs we received from them

The process brought us closer to understand the challenges in the training system we have adopted for our beneficiaries and partners, and we have started the processes of ensuring that, all parties have the best experience and the families of the children become responsible and involved in the lives of the women.

Graduation

Three of the girls have graduated with the National Certificate Examination that accredits them to work as professionals in Hair dressing (Gladys Obuo), dress making (Victiria Ayebea Addo) and event decorators (Patricia Addo). All three are in the process of setting up and working for income with some trainers.

 Apprenticeship for new recruits

Four new young women have been identified to join the growing number of our beneficiaries begin their apprenticeship early from January 2018 in Hair dressing and dress making.   Updates of them will be shared in our next report 

ABAN CHILD SUPPORT

 We have supported up to 10 children with payment of the school bills for the year. These are children in government supported school from poor home backgrounds living with little or no support.  As we visited their schools, two schools shared with us several needs that is hindering the education of the children and which they don’t get support for; a request for library, books and other learning materials for the children and another request to support the Dumping School so that they can fix their play field. We started another campaign on Global giving to try and raise some funds to support them. Dumpong is the community where ABAN will hopefully have its office one day. Our support to the community over the years has made a lot of impact and we hope to do more with you support.

Here is a link to the page to donate or share.http://goto.gg/30724 or you can continue to donate to this project

ACE

Our community employment (ABAN Community Employment) section that is responsible for the production of our ecofriendly bags, is currently accepting orders for bulk production which is what we are currently able to do for our Eropean customers. Talk to us on how to order by sending us an email.

You can visit our Facebook page to receive more updates on production and other updates on our programs.

We want to at this time thank you for your support throughout the year and to wish you a Merry Christmas.  We hope for the New Year to bring us many happy returns.

From all of us at ABAN  

Sincerely,

Doris Darkwah

Meetings with some trainers and stake holders
Meetings with some trainers and stake holders
Meeting with Trainers
Meeting with Trainers
Children at Dumping School during break hour
Children at Dumping School during break hour
Doris with a section of Children and their family
Doris with a section of Children and their family

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A BENEFICIARY SHARING FEEDBACK ON PROGRAM
A BENEFICIARY SHARING FEEDBACK ON PROGRAM

Dear Friends,

We  are excited to let you know how we have been doing since our just ended camping that you helped us with. We are excited to share the following updates with you.ABAN runs three programs, AWE (ABAN Women Empowerment), ACSP (ABAN Child Support Program) and ACE (ABAN Community Employment). With your support, we relaunched our programs and have received impactful feedback from the communities and beneficiaries

We started our projects in July, reconnecting with all the beneficiaries in the ABAN program to give them the additional technical and non-technical supports that they need. These supports has gone to them in various ways from technical to financial. As result of that, we have successfully organized the girls and other stake holders to understand their needs and tailor the  program to solve the problem of poverty within our communities.

In the coming weeks, three new girls and 15 babies will be benefitting from the apprenticeship and school fee-paying program, adding to the over 30 girls and children still receiving support from ABAN. Throughout the year, we expect to support all of them on needs basis and will continue to strengthen our programs and invite more communities and women to receive this support you are giving them through us.

In August, we organized a two days seminar for the beneficiaries. The seminar was under the theme ‘’ The Capable Ghanaian Woman; Her Courage in the face of Neglect’’.  The seminar was well attended by the beneficiaries with professional speakers educating the girls on Entrepreneurship, managing work conflicts, thinking like a winner, financial management among   others. The seminar aimed to interact with both the beneficiaries of the program and their trainers in preparation towards giving them additional support in their journey towards living a sustainable independent life. A second session is to be organized for the trainers in September in building their capacity for impactful Apprenticeship training.We completed the first part of a six-session entrepreneurship training for a section of the girls who will be receiving full support to set up a shops in the next year. 

Join us in the weeks ahead, as we continue to raise funds for various needs in the organization; rent for our office space, hire an assistant, reach out to the girls and our communities and revamping our ACE recycling and entrepreneurship center through our global giving site. You can also support us by recommending our upcycled products, new and old to conference organizer and for bulk orders. Meanwhile, you can continue to help us reach our goal by donating to our projects . You can also follow our facebook (https://web.facebook.com/fabricofchange) and Twitter (@fabricofchange) pages for more updates.

Thank You

INTERACTION WITH TRAINERS IN COMMUNITY
INTERACTION WITH TRAINERS IN COMMUNITY
ENTREPRENEURIALSHIP TRAINING FOR BENEFICIARIES
ENTREPRENEURIALSHIP TRAINING FOR BENEFICIARIES
CONFERENCE BAGS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC
CONFERENCE BAGS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC
2ND CONFERENCE BAGS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC
2ND CONFERENCE BAGS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC
ABAN SEMINAR 2017
ABAN SEMINAR 2017

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A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)

Location: Awerease - Akuapim - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.aban.org
Project Leader:
Darkwah Doris
Awerease - Akuapim, Ghana
$8,275 raised of $10,000 goal
 
97 donations
$1,725 to go
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