The Senase Project has been volunteering in Ghana for over five years.

We’re helping communities through nonprofit projects. Even at times of disaster such as flood relief and malaria outbreaks, our group of college-aged volunteers has been there to support families. Big or small, we take on projects in the most cost effective way possible in order to make every dollar count.

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What life is like in Ghana.

The quality of life for individuals in Ghana has improved in recent years as the country has seen a rise in the economic sector. However for those in rural areas like the Brong Ahafo Region, a staggering 92% of families do not have access to sanitary medical facilities.

Approximately 260,000 Ghanaians are affected by HIV/AIDS, nearly 30,000 are under age 12. Additionally, 28% of Ghana’s population lives in poverty and in rural areas, roughly 30% of people do not have access to clean drinking water sources.

Education in Ghana.

Children in Ghana attend school from ages 3-21. Children attend Pre-School (ages 3-5), Primary School which is equivalent to Elementary School (ages 6-11) and then move on to Junior High School — like Middle School (ages 12-14). After Junior High School, students attend Senior High School (ages 15-17) and can then pursue higher education in a Tertiary Institution equivalent to College or a University when they are age 18-21.

Students in Ghana are learning a lot of the same things we teach our kids in the United States. Kindergarteners start basic English, as well as their native language Twi. They also learn important concepts like how to make sure their water is safe to drink, how to prevent diseases like Malaria and so much more. Older kids develop their computer skills, learn about world cultures and prep for life in the real-world.

Many children in rural Ghana have to make a choice between working to support their family and going to school. We don’t think that’s a choice any young person should have to make. With Sponsor a Student through The Senase Project, you can help rural students in Ghana by sponsoring a child in the Akatim Village School.

Our work is legitimate

The Senase Project is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and our finances are available for download on our reports page. Our relationship with Archbishop Desmond Tutu helped get us off the ground, and in 2014 Forbes blog recognized us as a top small-nonprofit. Since then, we’ve seen incredible success. We’re 100% volunteer-based, and that means all of our donations go toward the people and projects that need them most. We are The Senase Project, working to eradicate poverty through community development.