The Achievers Book Club (ABC) is an independent local non-profit organisation, which seeks to promote the welfare of female children in Ghana, especially in the slum communities.
Our story starts with a girl called Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, was forced into marriage at the age of 12. What happened next made Amina an inspiration to many other girls. In 2011, aged only 14, she co-founded the ABC to help prevent similar situations to be suffered by other young girls in the community. This lead to Anima being nominated for the Children’s World Peace Prize in 2012.
The main focus of ABC is the education of girls. We currently support over 180 girls in their education, identifying vulnerable children, raising funds for them to be able to attend school and providing educational materials. We also raise awareness of the issues faced by girls and work with parents to help prevent abuse, sexual exploitation and forced marriage.
Founded and run by Ghanaians, most of our financing is raised from the local community. Despite their very limited resources many give 2 Ghana cedis ($1 / €0,80) per month. But we need to do more. We aim to help thousands of girls become educated and break the cycle of poverty.
Help us achieve this goal. Your support will make a true difference.