Ghana Outlook (GO) became a registered Charity in year 2000. The founding Trustees were Scout leaders from Penistone, South Yorkshire, who undertook an international Scouting project in 1998. This project chosen after some research was identified and the task was to help build a school in a rural part of Ghana through financial and practical hands on support. It would involve full community participation and consultation with the Education Authorities.
A working relationship evolved with a local Ghanaian, Joseph Achana, and it was his passionate enthusiasm to help his own people in the deprived rural areas of Ghana that led to the formation of this charity. It is through his determined and selfless efforts that GO continues its work today. It has deservedly earned a good reputation in many communities for delivering on its projects. Sadly, Joe passed away in 2012 but his inspirational work ethic ensures that the Trustees continue to help the poor rural areas of Ghana where and when we can. All our projects are researched and designed to be achievable from the outset and always on budget. In all cases our projects involves consultation with communities and relevant bodies so our efforts are fully focused on those who will receive the full beneficial impact on their lives.
Improved education, health and hygiene are the principle aims and objectives of the charity. Now in 2017 GO continues to help those in severe need of outside help and in nearly all cases beyond outside the support of larger international charities. GO is small charity but it has proved many times to punch above its weight and is proud to have a successful track record.
How we operate
Ghana Outlook seeks out deserving projects. Where and when a project has been identified, it will set up meeting with the community and its leaders to discuss what self-help can be contributed, such as free labor and skill sets. Where it is possible or required it will join with the local District Assembly to form a joint partnership to achieve a bigger gain for the community. GO closely monitors all the projects from the very beginning unto completion. It manages all expenditures very closely to maximise the full benefit of the available funding.
The GO UK trustees make regular visits to Ghana to check on the projects.
GO has successfully helped to deliver on projects involving other major international organisations such as: -
- Rotary International
- World Rescue Organisation
- Salvation Army
- Christian African Relief Trust
- Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service
GO has links with the following organisations