Children love to learn. If we grant them access to knowledge, we also give them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.
children and young adults who benefit from our education programs.
members and patrons who regularly support our work.
long-term volunteers sent to Ghana since 2009.
We are continuously working on lending a helping hand to even more children in need.
How we work
Our goal is to learn from and with each other. We ensure this through regular project visits as well as the permanent exchange with our Ghanaian partners. And our weltwärts volunteer service further extends the intercultural dialog.
Together with our partners, we have been running various education projects in Ghana since our foundation in 2006. Since 2009 we also offer young people the possibility to participate in our international volunteer service (weltwärts).
We want all our work and achievements to remain in the hands of the local community in Ghana. Working with local partners is a more sustainable way to build up the local community. Our partners have demonstrated deep knowledge on how to implement education projects.
Where we work
Nima (part of Accra), Ghana
In Nima we help underprivileged children in one of the poorest areas in Ghana with their education, health and family issues. Besides that, we provide a space where they can study and make big plans for their lives.
In Tuba we build and extend our close partnerships with locals, their schools, day-care centers, and kindergartens, so that more children can thrive towards a better future for themselves and their families.
Münster (Hessen), Germany
In our main office in Münster, we coordinate our next steps for breaking down the restraints in order to offer more children access to quality education. And we are also doing the less fun paperwork.
One Love Children's Home
A place that offers underprivileged children a safe space to feel at home. Our children and adolescents are often times foundlings, half-orphans or social orphans. They nevertheless keep contact with their families or relatives by spending most of their school holidays with them. Currently, 27 children between the ages of 5 and 19 are living in One Love Children's Home. Our protégés are looked after by our Ghanaian team with support from our weltwärts volunteers.
Günter Frey International School
For most families bringing their children to school was too expensive. They worked with their parents in the fields. Mamadu Mudasiru changed that by establishing an affordable primary school in 1997. Through the involvement of the Aminu Initiative, they were able to increase the number of students to 500, where 240 are girls. Now they have 10 classrooms, even a ICT room and teaching French and German, which leads to the permission to use “international” in the name and offered more awareness for this school.
Instead of having to take the children to work or leave them with their older siblings at home, the families now have the opportunity to give their youngest in the care of Monika Creche. Currently, around 115 infants aged 12 months to 6 years attend the facility — 66 boys and 49 girls. Unlike to what we are used to in the western world, the children learn to read and write very early in preparation for the Günter Frey International School. Through the Aminu Initiative, the children of Monika Creche now have their own room to play and a close-by football/soccer field to run riot.
The son of our founder Amin died tragically in a car accident. “Junior” Nasir Zaaki was only 20 years old. He gave the little he had spared to the children and adolescents in his neighborhood so that they can have a chance in life. Without him, they couldn't longer afford paying for their education. This is how the Junior Program got into existence, a more sustainable way to support these children and their families.
Most of the children in in the capital city of Ghana have to live in a highly dense space — many times five or more family members are working, cooking and sleeping in a very small room. This is far from an ideal environment to study. The Junior Club is an open physical place and program, where children from the neighborhood can come to play, talk and study with direct support from our Ghanaian team and two volunteers.
In case of an emergency
We also help if there is an emergency. This can be urgently needed medical care or crucial repair work on houses caused by heavy storms in the rainy season. To ensure the necessity, we check each and every case individually and report back to our donors.
Change the world with us
We're on a mission to give children and young adults a real chance in life through feasible education. Join the team. We're always looking for enthusiastic people.
You can transform lives for these young children. Every single penny will help.