Education - Food - Shelter

Every child deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We are working with the most disadvantaged children and young people in Ghana to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Access to Education

Around 30% of children in the Kumasi region do not have access to basic education.

It’s why free and safe access to education is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. We are providing quality education to over 400 children and young people.

Our Projects

  • Brightlingsea Academy

    The Brightlingsea Academy provides life-changing education to 250 children aged between 6 months and 14 years. It is the only free and disability-safe school in the region.
  • The Girl Power Project

    We provide safe shelter, care and dignity to the young women on our Girl Power Project, providing them with the environment they need to complete their education and build an independent future free from poverty.
  • Start Up

    We work with the families of the children we support to create sustainable, thriving communities and tackle unemployment in the Kumasi region. We help parents to secure a brighter future...
  • Brighter Futures

    Brighter Futures, a new project for 2023, provides bright young men with the resources to attend university.
  • Supporting Families

    Through our Start Up programme we are working to create prosperity, provide employment opportunities and help the parents of the children we support to create their own income.

Our Impact in 2022


New workshops, activities, additional classes and training sessions were provided by the Girl Power project to support girls with their studies and personal development.


Meals were served to students at Brightlingsea Academy in 2022


New classrooms, including a dedicated ICT suite, were constructed at Brightlingsea Academy

An environment for success

The average wage for the families we support is £1.50 a day

Children cannot realise their full potential on empty stomachs or in unsafe living conditions. Our programmes are holistic. We provide nutritional meals, safe shelter, care and dignity to the children and young people we support.

Supporting Communities

65% of the mothers we support are in employment, compared to less than 30% in 2013.

Children need a sustainable and resilient community around them to thrive in. Improving local prosperity is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

We work with local communities in Ghana to deliver our services, drive prosperity and create employment opportunities.

It can make all the difference

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