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5-a-side football tournament this September

2 August  2016

Our ever-popular 5 a side tournament is back again – now in its 11th  year! Tournament details are as follows:

  • Date and time: Sunday 11 September 2016:  13.30-17.30
  • Venue: Fairlop Powerleague, Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HJ (near Fairlop tube station on the Central Line)
  • Cost: £120 per squad
  • Deadline to enter:  Sunday 4th  September
  • Squad: Minimum 5 players, maximum 8 players.
  • Format: Round robin group stage (minimum of three matches per team) followed by knockout rounds
  • For more information please see our facebook page.

Please sign up by emailing Jamie Belnikoff : jamie.belnikoff@onechildghana.org

25 km run for Onechild Ghana!

9 June 2016

We are delighted to announce a twinning project between Hasmonean High School and Onechild Ghana. We look forward to building a mutually beneficial partnership!

The partnership will be launched on 28 June when Joshua Harris (18) and Harrison Persell (13) will be running 25km to school.

As Onechild Ghana is run by volunteers, everything raised will go directly to helping some of the world’s poorest children get an education.

Please do support them with their inspiring challenge!

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/runforghana

 

Join us at our quiz night!

8 March 2016

It’s back again!  We will be hosting our popular annual quiz night to raise funds to support education at vocational training centres in Ghana.

The quiz will take place on Monday 9 May 2016 at the Finery, 23 Great Castle Street, London, W1G 0JA. Participants should arrive from 5.30pm, for a 7pm start. Pub food will be available to purchase.

The quiz costs just £10 per person to enter, with a maximum of six in a team. As in previous years, there will also be a raffle on the night, with some fantastic prizes! All funds raised will go directly towards Onechild’s projects in Ghana.

Participants should get in touch with a Onechild trustee (or email Jamie.Belnikoff@onechildghana.org) in advance of the quiz night to enter a team.

Please note that this event has sold out for the past six years – book now to avoid disappointment!

Good luck!

 

#Hairtober

1 October 2015

Change your hair and help us change the world!

This October, join Onechild Ghana’s supporters and wear a silly hairstyle for a day to bring hope and self-sustainability to some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

With your participation, Onechild Ghana can continue to assist over 1000 impoverished students across Ghana in attaining hairdressing and other vocational skills, to help them lead better lives.

Hairtober is the inspiration of Adam Capal who visited Ghana with Onechild Ghana in March 2015.

Tweet your photos to @hairtober, post your photos on Facebook and donate by texting HAIR10 £<<amount>> to 70070 or clicking here.

Or choose a day in October and encourage all your work colleagues or local school to take part!

#charity
#hairtober
#Ghana
#volunteer

Onechild Ghana football tournament this October

21 September 2015

Onechild Ghana will once again be hosting its annual fundraising 5-a-side football tournament. This time the event will be in October – and we’re hoping for plenty of entries as previously. The details of the tournament are as follows:

Date and time: Sunday 18 October 2015, 13.30-17.30

Venue: Fairlop Powerleague, Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HJ (near Fairlop tube station on the Central Line)

Cost: £125 per squad (£150 if paid later than 30 September)

Squad: Minimum 5 players, maximum 8 players.

Format: Round robin group stage (minimum of three matches per team) followed by knockout rounds

For more information please see our facebook page.

Please sign up by emailing Jamie Belnikoff jamie.belnikoff@onechildghana.org .

 

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Quiz time once more!

28 January 2015

It’s that time of year again – Onechild Ghana will be hosting its latest quiz night to raise funds to support education at vocational training centres in Ghana. Following our most successful quiz night ever in 2014, we are sticking with the winning formula:

The quiz will take place on Monday 23 March 2015 at the Penderals Oak Pub, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. Participants should arrive from 5.30pm, for a 7pm start. Pub food will be available to purchase.

The quiz costs just £5 per person to enter, with a maximum of six in a team. As in previous years, there will also be a raffle on the night, with some fantastic prizes! All funds raised will go directly towards Onechild’s projects in Ghana.

Participants should get in touch with a Onechild trustee (or email Jamie.Belnikoff@onechildghana.org) in advance of the quiz night to enter a team.

Good luck!

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Onechild Ghana small grant awards

12 December 2014

Onechild Ghana has completed its latest round of small grant awards to vocational training centres. All centres in the Ashanti Region were invited to apply for funds for key priority projects. After assessing applications, funds were awarded to:

  • Amoawi ICCES Centre to refurbish the girl’s hostel accommodation;
  • Kokobin ICCES Centre to build extra beds and chairs for the students (work completed by the centre’s own carpentry students!)
  • Dwaese Praaso ICCES Centre, which has established its own revenue raising poultry farm – see picture below!

All projects have been successfully completed within the budgets agreed with the centres. Onechild Ghana trustee Martin Gaunt commented, “This initiative is all about putting the centres in control and identifying how a small amount of funding can make the biggest impact. It’s a competitive process and we only fund projects where centres have met key criteria around affordability, deliverability and long-term impact.”

 

 

 

 

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Latest Onechild Ghana football tournament announced

10 August 2014

Onechild Ghana will once again be hosting its annual fundraising 5-a-side football tournament. The event has been growing in popularity over the years and plenty of teams are expected to sign up again this time around. The details of the tournament are as follows:

Date and time: Sunday 7 September 2014, 13.30-17.30

Venue: Fairlop Powerleague, Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HJ (near Fairlop tube station on the Central Line)

Cost: £120 per squad (£150 if paid later than 24 August)

Squad: Minimum 5 players, maximum 8 players.

Format: Round robin group stage (minimum of three matches per team) followed by knockout rounds

Please sign up by registering your interest with a Onechild Ghana trustee.

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Quiz night in aid of Onechild Ghana

30 March 2014

Onechild Ghana will again be hosting a quiz night to raise funds to support education at vocational training centres in Ghana. It is the fifth time the charity has hosted a quiz night, and the evening promises to be as fun as ever.

The quiz will take place on Monday 12 May at the Penderals Oak Pub, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. Participants should arrive from 6pm, for a 7pm start. Pub food will be available to purchase.

The quiz costs just £5 per person to enter, with a maximum of six in a team. As in previous years, there will also be a raffle on the night, with some highly sought after prizes! All funds raised will go directly towards Onechild’s projects in Ghana.

Participants should get in touch with a Onechild trustee in advance of the quiz night to enter a team.

Good luck!

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Record Number of Onechild Ghana Scholars

2 December 2013

Onechild Ghana has continued its scholarship programme for a fifth year, and this time with more scholars than ever before.

A total of 32 students, across 13 Ashanti ICCES training centres, have been awarded scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Onechild Ghana funds 95% of scholars’ course fees. Scholars are selected by their Centres on the basis of commitment, need and potential.

Onechild Ghana is very grateful for the support of its donors in funding the programme, in particular British-based charity The Peartree Project. Peartree have funded six of the scholars with a particular interest in a career in IT.

Onechild Ghana trustee Martin Gaunt, who founded and runs the scholarship programme, said:

“Without the Onechild scholarship, many of these students would be forced to end their education prematurely, and perhaps never reach their potential. Some of our original scholars, funded five years ago, are now doing great work in their communities. We look forward to hearing what our latest round of scholars are achieving five years from now!”

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Onechild Ghana launches successful Small Grants Programme

10 November 2013

Onechild Ghana has completed the first round of its new Small Grants Programme, designed to provide direct support to training centres to address their key priorities.

The scheme, funded by Onechild’s generous donors, has supported:

  • New tools and equipment for practical classes at Kokoben ICCES Centre
  • Urgent repair of the roof of Nerebehi ICCES Centre following storm damage
  • Extension of the boys hostel at Baworo ICCES Centre

All projects have now been successfully completed. Onechild Ghana Chair, Jamie Belnikoff, said:

“The great thing about the Small Grants Programme is that it puts the Centres themselves in the driving seat to determine what help would have the biggest impact. It is a competitive process to receive a grant, so only the most worthy applications are funded.”

The maximum funding available per application is 2500 Cedis (around £850). The next round of applications will open for Ashanti ICCES Centres in May 2014.

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Onechild Ghana hosts its biggest ever fundraising football tournament

15 September 2012

 

Onechild Ghana’s seventh annual fundraising five-a-side football tournament was its largest ever, raising over £2000 for the charity. A record entry of fifteen teams took part in the event, which was friendly yet competitive. After progressing through the group stages and knock-out rounds, “Dirty Half Dozen” beat “Save my Time” in the final.

Jamie Belnikoff, the tournament organiser and Onechild Ghana Chair, said: “Our football tournament was a great success, with more teams and more funds raised than ever before. All money raised will go towards the 1000 students we support across 13 ICCES centres in the Ashanti region of Ghana.  We are very grateful to all those who provided generous support for our cause.”

Onechild Ghana would like to thank all the friends and family that helped organise the tournament, the players, officials, our hosts Fairlop Powerleague, and the organisations and individuals that donated raffle prizes. The raffle proved very popular, with prizes generously donated by Benefit Cosmetics, Brentford FC, Cadbury, Caffè Nero, Hob Salons, Intersport, Karma Fairtrade (Loughton), Mid Meds, Nomad Travel, Provence (Loughton), With Love and Hope, and  Zee & Co. Liverpool FC donated the star prize, a shirt signed by the first team squad.

The next fundraising event is the annual pub quiz, to be held at Pitcher & Piano, 28-31 Cornhill, London, at 7pm on Monday 12 November. More details to follow, but put it in your diaries now!

 

 

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Onechild Ghana supports Teacher Awards Ceremony and Sports Festival

16 August 2012

 

Onechild is delighted to have again supported an award ceremony to reward and incentivise the best Centre Managers and Instructors in the Ashanti Region. The ceremony took place alongside the annual ICCES Sports Festival, on 24-26 July 2012. Over 500 students, and 70 Instructors and Centre Managers attended the event at Ejura ICCES Centre.

Centre Managers and Instructors were nominated for awards in recognition of exceptional performance in supporting the students at their Centres. The Centre Managers award was won by Alex Addai from Amoawi ICCES Centre, who collected a tabletop fridge. The Instructors award was won by Joseph Agyepong from Baworo ICCES, who received a colour television.

Nana Anthony Boateng, the Ashanti ICCES Regional Coordinator, commented that: “the awards events have become one of the major annual programmes on the Ashanti ICCES calendar and a source of motivation  for the staff.  This year’s ceremony was highly patronized by both staff and students”.

Robert Palmer, who oversees this project for Onechild Ghana, said: “The event was once again a great success. The awards are a really effective way of recognising the effort that ICCES instructors make. For a relatively small investment, we help to motivate all the staff at all of the ICCES Centres in Ashanti as they compete for these awards. This is just one small way that Onechild Ghana is supporting the vocational education of students across the region”.

The Sports Festival comprised male and female football and volleyball competitions between the Ashanti ICCES Centres. Abosamso ICCES won the football events, while Amoawi ICCES were successful in volleyball. For the first time, the victorious teams were awarded trophies.

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Onechild Ghana launches 2012 fundraising football tournament

25 July 2012

Teams are invited to enter the latest Onechild Ghana fundraising five-a-side football tournament. It is the seventh year that Onechild Ghana has hosted the tournament and once again it promises to be an exciting and enjoyable afternoon with a lasting legacy for the schools and students in Ghana.

The tournament will take place on Sunday 2 September, 1.30pm-5pm at Fairlop Powerleague (Forest Road, Hainault, Illford, IG6 3HJ. Nearest tube Fairlop on the Central Line).

Squads will need to be a minimum of five players and a maximum of eight. Entry costs £150 per squad, or £120 if paid before 19 August. Enter online at http://www.justgiving.com/onechilduk/donate. The deadline for entry is 26 August.

As always, all proceeds will go directly to the vocational training schools that Onechild Ghana supports in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

All teams are guaranteed at least three matches, and some will need the energy for a few more! There will be prizes for the teams that progress farthest in the tournament.

We look forward to welcoming back entrants from previous years, and new teams looking for a fun afternoon in support of our charity’s aims.

See you all on 2nd September!

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Onechild Ghana Quiz Night a great success

23 November 2011

The Onechild Ghana team at the quiz night – complete with traditional Ghanaian dress

Last night Onechild Ghana hosted its annual fundraising quiz night. Over a hundred friends and supporters of the charity took part, tackling questions that ranged from sport to history…with a few Ghana-specific questions naturally thrown in for good measure.

The quiz night also included a very popular raffle. Onechild Ghana is grateful to a number of local organisations and individuals for generously donating prizes.

In total, the night raised around £1000 for Onechild Ghana’s current projects, notably the construction of a new classroom building at the Twedie Centre.

Onechild Ghana trustee and quiz organiser Julie Hawkins said: “We are very grateful for the support given by quiz participants to raise funds for our important Twedie construction project. The money raised is vital in the construction of much-improved classroom facilities, supporting the vocational education of over 100 pupils.”

Keep an eye on our website for details of our next quiz night, provisionally planned for November 2012!

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Onechild Ghana awards 30 scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year

18 September 2011

Onechild Ghana has awarded its scholarships for the forthcoming academic year. In light of the success of the scholarship programme since its inception in 2007, it has now been extended to include 30 scholars in 2011-12.

Onechild Ghana is paying 95% of the school fees for the carefully selected ICCES students, many of which have had their scholarships renewed to reward good academic progress. Onechild has been able to extend the programme thanks to a new partnership with registered charity, Peartree IT. Peartree are funding four scholarships – in Baworo and Tetrefu Centres – specifically for students pursuing a career in IT.

Martin Gaunt, Onechild Ghana trustee, said: “Since 2007 we have provided scholarships to over 50 students with great potential, but with no other means to fund their post-basic education. As our original scholars begin to graduate and enter the job market, we are delighted to extend the programme to welcome new students on board”.

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