Turbo Ghana

We are a micro charity, aimed at poverty relief in Ghana. Currently we are focussed on Aframano, a village in Ghana. Our first project (2018-19, done with Ashanti Development) was to build latrines and a borehole for the village. In our second project (2020, also done with Ashanti Development), we raised funds another borehole and a covered marketplace.

Our current projects

During 2021, we raised money for a pre-school building and some teacher accommodation in Aframano. We are starting the project in February 2022. There is still time to donate! Your donation would be very welcome.

Pre-School building

Current junior school
Current junior school
Aframano has a junior school with four or five classrooms, for children aged 5 to 12, pictured left. This accommodates children of junior school age. The villagers want to establish a pre-school for children too young to go to the junior school. This will benefit the children by preparing them for school education, but importantly it will also benefit parents, by freeing them of childcare during part of the day and enabling them to work. The intention is to build the pre-school building near the existing school building. We aim to build three classrooms. The building will be similar in style to the existing building.
School from distance
School from distance
Land near school
Land near school
Classroom
Classroom

Teacher accommodation

One of the existing teacher accommodation rooms
One of the existing teacher accommodation rooms

Because Aframano is isolated, the villagers have also asked for a small building to accommodate teachers who stay in the village during the week, and return home at weekends. This will help attract better teachers who are able to spend more time teaching without worrying about facing an arduous and long journey each evening.

There is already a small building with four rooms for teacher accommodation. The rooms are very basic: they have some bedding on the floor, a chair or two, and a makeshift curtain covering the window opening. Two teachers share a room, so currently there is space for eight teachers.

We hope to double the size of the accommodation. The rooms we build will be similar in style, accommodating two teachers per room. We will build to a better standard: there will be shutters that can be closed on the window, and we will also equip the existing rooms with nicer bedding. If we have money left over, we will also improve the quality of the existing rooms.

Costing and donations

We are fundraising £18,000 for the pre-school and the teacher accommodation during 2021. We estimate that the pre-school building can be built for about £12000, and the teacher accommodation will cost £6000. We hope to have enough funds to commission the work in the Autumn. All the money we receive will be spent directly on contractor costs (materials and labour) for completing the building work (our admin costs, such as accountancy, web hosting, bank charges, etc., are funded by personal contributions by the trustees). Additionally, if your donation is less than £1000, then Mark Ryan will match-fund it (i.e. contribute the same amount of his own money), until his personal donation reaches £5000.

  • Target fundraise for 2021:…………………….. £18,000
  • Achieved fundraise (January 2022):……….£16,500

Here is how to donate!