Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana

by A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) Vetted since 2017
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana
Artisan Training for 50 rural women in Ghana

Dear Friends, Happy 2019.

 In the report attached you will read about all the different aspects of the ABAN program and how we are planning to make impact in 2019. 

 You will most importantly read that, most of these projects was donor founded and that we were also able to successfully implement our projects with the support of some student partners and volunteers. We are thankful for all the support you are giving us. 

 You will again read that, this year, we are only able to focus on three projects.i.e. building two shops for three of the women who have completed their apprenticeship, continue with Donations to the Dumpong library and Continuing with our Professional and youth Development programs.  Because of this we are appealing to you for your support and have made a few changes to our Global Giving donation page.  

Please share with your frinds and help us reach our goal this year.

Thank you. 

Sincerely,

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Girl Empowered Talk
Girl Empowered Talk

Friend,

As usual, we are excited to share updates of events and happenings of ABAN with you. A lot less happened the past few months with our programs. Mainly because, a lot more was hapening on the operations side. We had to move offices from where our office uses to be at Awherease, back to Aburi and this time to the Aburi Craft Center (Aburi and Awherease are twin towns) . Yes, both our office and Shop are now located at the Craft center and this makes work a lot easier for us.

On the Program Side, as we could not organize the seminar this year because logistical Challenges, we organized an empowered girl talk program where Gifty and Patricia delivered a motivational talk to the craft community In Aburi. If was the first time the girls held a microphone and spoke publicly and with confidence about their stories, of how the pulled through the many challenges and how through ABAN they are financially empowered and can now sustain themselves.

We also used this time to complete the painting and stocking phase of the Dumpong Library Project. A few more structural works needs to be done and we could always use a lot more books.

We appreciate all the support you have been sending our way. On Giving Tuesday this year, Global Fund for Children will be marching funds up to USD 150,000and awarding bonus prizes in a 24 hour period on November 27th 2018. This will be a great opportunity for you or someone you know to support us one more time. We hope to see you then. But before that, we remain thankful and your partners in service.

Girl Empowered Talk Gifty
Girl Empowered Talk Gifty
Girl Empowered Talk
Girl Empowered Talk
Dumpong Library
Dumpong Library
Dumpong Library1
Dumpong Library1
Dumpong Library 2
Dumpong Library 2

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Painting the Library
Painting the Library

Friends, 

 

We have updates for you from where we left off with our last update a few weeks ago. If you have been following our Facebook page, you would have seen a lot of these and more already. You can like and share our Facebook page for more updates and information on our programs and projects.

Patricia Finally gets her shop built and we are at the very final stages of getting her tools so she can move in to begin her business. We are as excited as she is, as we all recognize her Commitment to training and learning finally paying off and we are happy to be right. Gifty and Joyce also sit for the National Training Exam this year as the rest of the girls continue their apprenticeship.

The ABAN Professional and youth development Meetings , are organized ones every quarter for the beneficiaries and youth in the communities to discuss and learn about topics that affects both their professional and Personal lives. Last month, we talked about leadership. Next month, we are treating Knowlege as a felow up on the discussin on leadership.

The Library for the Dumpong Basic School also is in progress and there is the plan to complete the play field for the children to use during their recess hours. Information on the ABAN Ghana Aburi store , our online store and our upcaoming seminar will be shared on our social media pages and in our next update.

Please continue to support our projects by sharing our stories and Donating to our projects.if you can support us in any other way, Let us know by sending us an emails to ghanainfo@aban.org or doris@aban.org. We love to hear from you, so please reach out. Thank you always for your generous contributions towards our programs :).

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Painting the Library
Painting the Library
Painting the Library
Painting the Library
Painting the Library
Painting the Library
Students at Dumpong Basic School
Students at Dumpong Basic School
ABAN Professional and Youth Development Meeting
ABAN Professional and Youth Development Meeting
ABAN Professional and Youth Development Meeting
ABAN Professional and Youth Development Meeting
Community meeting to Fix the Dumpong play field
Community meeting to Fix the Dumpong play field
Dumpong Park
Dumpong Park
Community support to begin work on  field
Community support to begin work on field
Field after leveling
Field after leveling

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Skeletal Set up of Patricias shop
Skeletal Set up of Patricias shop

Dear Friend,

In our Last report to you, we made mention of the shop we are setting up for one of our beneficiaries.  After her apprenticeship a few months ago, Patricia has been involved in both group and one on-one- training on entrepreneurship and business set up. Over the past weeks, she has been involved the in whole process of land acquisition, registration and building the store that will soon become her business center. She is gradually building the character to be a business owner.

 We are also happy to report, that we have been able to secure a two years lease on a store to manage and sell our products here in Ghana and all over the world. Thanks to some of our amazing volunteers, We will soon have our ecommerce website up. Here, you can easily order products just for yourself and friends or for your store. This is exciting for us because as you have always know, our plan for the future is to be self-sustaining and we are steadily working towards it. 

Plans are in place to complete a fully furnished library for our Community in Dumpong by ending by July. A report on this has been shared on our project page on Global giving - Book Drive For 500 Students in Dumpong (Link attached) We recently received  a donation of books from one of our volunteers and we can’t wait to share all the amazing picture of our projects with you in our next report.

 We want to continue to say a big thank you for your donations which is changing lives and transforming communities here in Ghana.   

 As a reminder, i have attached the link to our wordpress page that shares other projects we would like to complete by Close of year especially in the 2017 highlights most urgent of our needs is for rent and to hire additional full time staff to help with the management of our projects. Thank you for taking time to read and for sharing our donation page with your contacts to support us in our projects.

Sincerely,

 

At one of our young Entrepreneur Meeting
At one of our young Entrepreneur Meeting
Site for our future store
Site for our future store
Book Donation from Helen
Book Donation from Helen

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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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A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)

Location: Awerease - Akuapim - Ghana
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Twitter: @fabricofchange
Project Leader:
Darkwah Doris
Awerease - Akuapim, Ghana

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