ADAP is an international development organization, which has the aim of enhancing the development of service sectors and personnel within health, education, youth development and the environment, primarily in Africa. Due to the negative effects of 'brain drain' these areas have been severely neglected and remain so.
Our high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, & change lives for the better.
In Ghana, we run capacity building initiatives that provide training and support to areas most affected within our designated programme areas; with the ideology of “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, TEACH a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”
We also provide school sponsorships for students across the country and in the process of accumulating ICT equipment for various schools to help address IT literacy.
AfriKids is a Child Rights organisation working to improve life for Ghana’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Our work ranges from the more traditional children’s projects including foster homes, schools and street child centres to more groundbreaking initiatives which tackle complex cultural issues including child trafficking, child labour and the spirit child phenomenon.
Rather than spreading our work across a continent or focusing on a single ‘headline’ issue, AfriKids has invested time and resources in making real and fundamental change to the society and economy of one region. By doing this AfriKids has uncovered the extraordinary passion and ability of the local people there and is achieving something unique; genuine sustainability.
As well financing and delivering sustainable child rights projects, AfriKids Ghana owns and runs a number of businesses including a medical centre, an eco-lodge and several ethical trade programmes.
The profit from these feed back into the organisation and within the next decade AfriKids Ghana will raise all of its funds this way. As well as driving jobs and money into the economy this income generation will give it complete independence from charitable handouts and western aid. When this happens AfriKids’ fundraising services in the UK will become redundant and the UK fundraising office will close down.
Healthcare4Africa is a UK-based charity set up by passionate professionals who have in-depth knowledge about the development needs on the African continent, particularly in the healthcare sector. The organisations primary focus is to encourage, enable and empower disaffected individuals and communities, to influence the direction of health and poverty alleviation programmes within respective localities. This is underpinned by the call to action and the challenge for Africans to take ownership of programmes aimed at addressing the many health-related problems that are prevalent on the continent.
The main goal for Healthcare4Africa is to work towards the relief of poverty and sickness, as well as the promotion and preservation of good health for Africans. This umbrella aim translates into the following objectives:
- To access and deliver medical aid to Africans in great need
- To run public health campaigns for people of African origins
- To conduct systematic research on public health and their socio-economic implications
- To explore options for developing healthcare centers across the continent.
- To work in partnership with existing structures, organisations, institutions, in delivering effective healthcare services.
- To provide accessible free healthcare services for the deprived.
Healthcare4Africa comprises of a multi-disciplinary team, which includes; Healthcare Professionals, Consultants, Social Scientists, Project Managers, Researchers, Educationists, Community Development Practitioners and Volunteers with a passion to really save lives. What differentiates Healthcare4Africa from many other organisations is the awareness and understanding of the team members of the underlying factors and issues that underpin the health and poverty needs in the region.
Healthcare4africa’s project delivery strategy is largely community development centred. Hence a community engagement approach is utilised to deliver customised provisions, which translates both passion and best practice to our brothers and sisters, endearing them to be part of this wonderful vision. The celebrated bottom-up approach of Healthcare4africa also implies the delivery of provisions that are driven by the prevalent socio-economic and health needs on the ground. In this respect, Healthcare4africa endeavours to maintain a high visibility on the ground and have thus initiated the infrastructure for four country-directorates, namely Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
STaSS was founded in 2007 by two best friends Debra-Jane Nelson and Tina Latifah Jones, it is now a registered charity in both the UK and Ghana supporting over 200 clients with very limited resources. STaSS has a very strong Trustee board with a very robust and enthusiastic Chair person, Mr. Tony Oshea-Poon. STaSS is a place where people come to talk about their experiences, receive advice that is helpful to them, access services that improve their lives and meet others for peer support and friendship. STaSS is an inclusive organisation, responsive to the needs and experiences of people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, religious beliefs and sexual orientations.
At STaSS we are making a difference in people’s lives. We believe there is hope and happiness for everyone who is infected or affected by HIV through providing effective health and social care services. And we believe that stigma can be challenged and infection prevented through effective education and outreach programmes.
The WAM Campaign is a registered charity (1148382) which aims to facilitate flexible volunteering programmes for young people, helping to expose and support deserving children (orphans and vulnerable
children) living in Ghana to opportunities they may be socially marginalised from. WAM itself is an acronym which stands for “What About Me” and has led to the organisation and volunteers alike coining the phrase “What About Me? It's Not About ME... As we believe “The best of YOU comes out when YOU give YOUR best to someone else..”
As a charity, we see a future where young people in Ghana are are not limited to opportunities based on where they grow up! To help realise this vision, we also run and facilitate fundraising initiatives in partnership with volunteers to support specific projects which enhance the educational development of the children based within the organisations we partner with in Ghana.
WAM was just an idea originally birthed during the early days of inception for the company "Me FiRi GHANA" being formed. But like most ideas, it was not fully realised until conversations with like-minded individuals with the same ideological focus decided to be proactive and travel to Ghana during the Christmas period in 2010 to work with two organisations to see how we could act as a resource to help!
The trip pushed us out of their comfort zones to develop programmes with what little resources we had around us; pushing us to be creative. By being put in a position to think and act creatively, revealed a greater sense of enjoyment, achievement and relevance both for us the volunteers and the children.
The experience was life changing - for us and the children - and it was quickly realised and understood that merely being with and interacting with the children had a positive impact on the children’s self worth and level of confidence!
We never thought we would be impacted so much in such a short space of time. We never thought that we could even make such an impact in such a short space of time! But what we did realise is summed up in the words of Sena Kpodo, “The best of YOU comes out when YOU give YOUR best to someone else..”