About The Senase Project – we’re 100% volunteer-based, and that means all of our donations go toward the people and projects that need them most. Our relationship with Archbishop Desmond Tutu helped get us off the ground, and in 2014 Forbes blog recognized us as a top small-nonprofit. We are The Senase Project, working to eradicate poverty through community development.
Our name tells our story, and honors the village with which we have partnered to change lives in Ghana, Africa.
when seven college students traveled deep into the heart of Ghana during their Semester at Sea voyage. When they made the journey to the farming village of Akatim, they found a group of students trying to study in a small huddling of shacks in need of more than help…they found a group of students in need of hope. It was in that school that The Senase Project was born.
from a group of students and a small village in Ghana into a group of hard-working individuals who found their mission, their passion and their chance pay it forward. The Senase Project began to change focus from solely on education to a realization that in order to truly help children in Akatim, we need to focus on the community as a whole. We strive to help create healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy hearts.
we are making a difference by doing things differently. Rather than a set structure for each community applied regardless of its circumstances, we work with each project individually. We meet with the community leaders and discuss what they need to enrich people’s lives, be it a school, a medical clinic or something else. Then, we assess what we can do to help them with what they need and begin to work toward helping them through advocacy, fundraising and ultimately the building of their necessities. We speak for those without a voice, stand up for the forgotten and bring hope to those who have lost it.
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It is our way of giving tribute to the people of Senase that welcomed us with open arms and open hearts. The village of Senase is where it all began, where we found our passion to volunteer and motivation to pay it forward. Their name as our organization is a way of giving thanks and showing our gratitude.
“These volunteers are most impressive young people. I wish we had a few more like them!”
Devin Thorpe, Forbes Blog