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Our Partners

aspen instituteLEAP Africa is a youth-focused leadership development nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of leaders with skills and tools for personal, organization and community transformation. Its interventions for youth, bridges gaps in effective leadership, education, employability, entrepreneurship and awakens civic participation in citizens to demand good governance or creatively address social issues.

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Worldreader is a non-profit organization that provides people in the developing world with free access to a library of digital books via e-readers and mobile phones. Since 2010, over 13.3 million people across 62 countries have read from Worldreader's digital library of thousands of e-books.

street libStreet Library Ghana is a volunteer-driven, social enterprise based in Ghana which aims to promote better life opportunities for children and youth in vulnerable communities by addressing literacy and education issues. They offer a cost effective, less intimidating, and welcoming library concept in rural communities to reach vulnerable and underserved children to provide them with access to quality literature.

Street Library provides technical support, assessment tools and training support for Foundation’s Read Aid program.

ja africaJunior Achievement Africa prepares Africa's youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we empower young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With a presence in 15 countries in Africa, JA reaches over 240,000 young people each year.

multikidsMultikids Foundation supports children in Ghana with disabilities or special needs who are in threat of abandonment, incarceration or death. They do this by helping children with disabilities to achieve learning and wellbeing in an inclusive environment by providing therapies and specialist educational support at school, at home and in the community.

Multikids Foundation works with Databank Foundation to provide care for children of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. Multikids has partnered with Databank Foundation to build and run the Butterfly Trust Centre - Ghana’s first early assessment and intervention program and a respite centre for parents who have children with mental or developmental challenges.

aspen instituteThe Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in the US. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Aspen Institute provides intellectual & philosophical content for ALIWA while the Databank Foundation and LEAP Africa serve largely as facilitators, working with local partners to plan, fund, and administer the fellowship programme.

special attentionSpecial Attention Project (SAP) is a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization that improves the lives of children with Specific Learning Difficulties by spreading information to the public, advocating for learning support for pupils with learning difficulties in mainstream schools, doing research and training on Specific Learning Difficulties as well as providing practical support to out-of-school children with learning difficulties in the streets of Accra. SAP provides Databank Foundation support with volunteer trainings on best practices for instructing children on the Read Aid.

psychiatricThe hospital is Ghana’s premier psychiatric facility and responsible for the treatment, welfare, training and rehabilitation of the mentally ill in and around the central part of Accra and those from other parts of the country. It was commissioned in 1906 to accommodate some 200 patients but has undergone little renovations. Today, the hospital accommodates over 400 patients, having been downsized from the over 600 patients who were crumped in the facility.