Give Back Ghana Secures Long Term Funding

Give Back Ghana, a charity established during the COVID-19 lockdown 2020 by entrepreneur Tom Russell, has been selected to receive a further significant community engagement grant from the Grundfos Foundation.

 

The generous donation from the foundation founded by Poul Due Jensen, who is also the founder of Danish pump manufacturing company – Grundfos, will secure the long term future and growth of the NGO. Give Back Ghana came into existence in 2020 when Russell, entrepreneur and businessman from the United Kingdom visited Ghana to source opportunities to expand local Ghanaian businesses to the European market. Russell ended up being stranded in Ghana due to the COVID-19 lock down regulations, contrary to the 1 week intended stay that he had initially planned. In applying his entrepreneurial skills and passion for helping people, he saw the reality of this struggle and thus partnered up with local businesses to start Give Back Ghana.

 

Give Back Ghana aims to help the most vulnerable families in Central Accra by providing them with some basic need essentials by supplying food and sanitation boxes. Each box at an estimated value of 50 Ghana Cedis, is filled with carefully selected staple foods and sanitising products to help protect the recipients against the COVID-19 virus.

 

The project received international acclaim and was featured on BBC World News amongst others. Using the donation received from the Grundfos Foundation, Give Back Ghana will now expand. The project has now found a semi permanent fixed site in East Legon will begin by providing in excess of 4000 food and sanitation boxes to vulnerable families living in the informal and vulnerable communities in central Accra.

 

Russell commented “We are very thankful for this significant donation and proud to begin this project with Grundfos Foundation”. A strong bond between Grundfos and Give Back Ghana has been formed in particular with the acquisition of a semi permanent space which will ease and simplify the process for packing and the distribution. Our additional partnerships with Ahaban GLF, Ghandour Cosmetics, Sincerely Ghana, Les Fam and LeLe Foods come at a critical time and will provide much needed relief to families in Central Accra.

Ahaban Pop-Up Shop

Ahaban’s Pop-Up Shop is on 8th of May 2021.
Here’s an opportunity to shop for a a variety of your necessities while making a change! Food, accessories, art, ornaments & more!

#ShopForChange

We’re making a difference with every purchase made. Proceeds from our sales will go into funding our charity projects. You can participate as a vendor today by filling a form. http://bit.ly/AhabanPopupShopVendorForm

Ahaban-GLF turns 5!

We’re 5 years old! We thank God, our cherished volunteers, our donors, sponsors & partners for working with us to transform lives & inspire others to give back.

We’ve achieved so much, but together we can achieve more. Let’s keep up the support, & God Bless us all!

Happy 5th Anniversary! #LetsDoMore

Ahaban-GLF | Ghana COVID Relief Progress

Hello Family! As we come to the end of the 3rd week of Lockdown we’d like to thank you again for all your kind donations towards our Covid19 relief efforts here in Accra (Ghana)

Our Progress

We’ve raised a total of GHs 4000.00 over the past few weeks. We’ve also received donations in the form of food items. Thank You!

Your donations went into feeding 300-400 homeless people in Accra through Christ The King Soup Kitchen.

Following a Government directive, on Thursday 16th April, we started serving all daily meals from the Efua Sutherland Children’s park under the supervision of police, military and Ministry Of Gender & Social protection who ensure the beneficiaries comply Social Distancing rules while collecting their food.

Moving Forward

There’s a possibility that the lockdown may continue. In making preparations towards that, our target is to raise an extra GHS 6000.00 to prepare food baskets with essential food items for distribution to identified families and individuals in need of help.

Thanks to our partners (Give Ghana) and your donations we’ll be able to start distributing the first 50 food boxes this weekend.

We’d like to encourage you to keep the donations coming in as we do all we can to support the homeless and less-privileged during this tough time.

For donations or further inquiries you can contact us via 0243761986

Ahaban Mobile Shelter – 9th Edition

Ahaban the Green Leaf Foundation held the 9th Edition of the Ahaban Mobile Shelter in the community of Anyaa at the All Saints Lutheran Church on the 23rd of March 2019.

With the help of the International Healthcare Center, they checked the vitals and screen a little over 200 people; majority being children, for Malaria and HIV. Before that,  there was an educative talk on HIV as well as Malaria and personal hygiene by representatives from the International Healthcare Center and Cervical Cancer Awareness Unit respectively.

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-24 at 12.43.55

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-24 at 12.42.07

After the medical screening, participants were given clothes, food packs as well drinks to take home.

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-24 at 12.43.54

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-24 at 12.43.50

Thanks to the Marina Supermarket, they were able to give Oro Insecticide Spray to the families that attended while encouraging them to keep a mosquito- free household.

WhatsApp Image 2019-03-24 at 12.43.48
A huge thank you to the host, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who contributed to make it yet another successful Mobile Shelter!
1. All Saints Lutheran CDC
2. International HealthCare Center
3. Marina Supermarket: Oro Spray, Marilan Wafers, Don Simon & Power Malt.
4. ILounge Restaurant
5. Joy Sweets and Savouries
Watch out for the next Mobile Shelter in May 2019.
Give & Grow!

 

‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ starts on December 1st

‘AHABAN GREEN CHRISTMAS’, a charity project organised by the Ahaban Green Leaf Foundation (GLF), is set to commence from December 1- 26, 2018.

According to Ms Seli Tukpeyi, a volunteer of the foundation, the ‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ will work on five remarkable projects for young people in Ghana in the field of education, vocational training and healthcare.

In an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, she explained that “On December 1, 2018, under the ‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ project, there will be the ‘Green Camp’, an initiative to help children between the aged 5- 15 learn vocational skills as well as reading skills to improve their reading to be moderated by Gifty Anti in Awo Dansoa’s library at Adumasa Akwaman in the Eastern Region.

“The ‘Street feeding project’will be on December 8, 2018, where volunteers of the foundation will partner with Gold Coast Network on their project to feed children in some parts of Accra.

“On December 14, there will be the ‘Christmas on wheels’ [in which] we will also give gifts and food to and also interact with children found on the street, just to celebrate Christmas with them and enlighten their day.

“There is the ‘Christmas Cup’, a football tournament organised by Soccer for Change foundation in Gomoa Fetteh, Central Region, to encourage young people to value football and education. One qualifies to play the tournament only if he/she goes to school. Ahaban is in partnership with this initiative and it will be held in Gomoa Fetteh on December 15.

“The fifth project, slated for the 26th December is dubbed the ‘C.A.R.E ShoeBox Project 2018’ where in partnership with the Gold Coast Volunteers. We would visit the town of Ankomah in the Eastern Region and present gifts for everyone in the community. There would also be a short visit to a tourist site nearby which also serves to promote tourism in Ghana.

Credits :  ERICA ARTHUR (Daily Heritage)

 

 

#GreenAtHeart – LeBron James Donates $41 Million To Send 1,100 Kids To College

NBA star, LeBron James has reportedly donated an unprecedented $41 million to put 1,100 Ohio kids through college. FORTY ONE MILLION!

The remarkable offering is part of his partnership with the University Of Akron, in which kids enrolled in his “I Promise” program will have the opportunity to receive a fully guaranteed four-year college scholarship.

Students enrolled in the program will need to first graduate high school within Akron’s public school system and achieve standard testing requirements, as well as fulfill some sort of community service obligation- which students will gladly do for a free ride to college.

“It’s the reason I do what I do. These students have big dreams, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help them get there. They’re going to have to earn it, but I’m excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their futures.” – LeBron James

 

Credit : www.hotnewhiphop.com