Ghana’s rural communities inspire new UK-based education project

Luton-based cultural organisation Ghana Society UK launched a new education drive on Saturday 7 May aimed at supporting rural women and children in Ghana.

Maria Lovell receives a donation from the
Ghana High Commission © MisBeee Writes

The new initiative - The Luton Ghana Development Foundation - aims to give some of the most vulnerable people in Ghanaian society access to vocational skills, training programmes, and medical support.

The Foundation has partnered with Luton-based educational centres the Open Doors Training & Development Trust and Lewsey Farm Learning Trust to offer training opportunities that will arm women with entrepreneurial skills to build a sustainable future.

There are also plans to award scholarships to young children so they can continue their studies abroad, said Ghana Society UK founder Maria Lovell.

Among the speakers was Phd candidate Anthony Ayakwah who said a few words about the society's work (see below video clip).

Lovell established Ghana Society UK
in 2006 in association with Ghanaian students at the University of Bedfordshire. The aim was to promote Ghanaian arts and culture in particular through the medium of carnival.

Since then the society has become a regular feature at the Luton International Carnival in May.

For more on the Society, click here and learn about their work on boosting trade ties between Ghana and the UK. 

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