Awia Inclusive Community Project
Awia means Sun in the Twi language of Ghana. Awia Inclusive Community Project (AICP) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to carry out socio-educational and development projects on a community basis, in order to provide for the improvement of the quality of life for less privileged minors and for minors with disabilities, not only thanks to the satisfaction of basic needs but ensuring inclusion and participation in community life.
Through international support we work with the local communities and the Social Welfare Department of Ghana to provide children the opportunity to reach their full potential and social inclusion, raising awareness about the importance of learning and schooling, educating about a different vision of disability in order to produce a change in the perception of disability and handicap within the families and the communities.
AICP Current Projects
After-school/Community Youth Centre, Kumasi
Opening of an After-school/Community Youth Centre in the rural neighbourhood of Buokrom Estate, Kumasi, Ghana, to give the possibility of permanent educational and recreational support to less privileged children and adolescents.
General purpose: to give less privileged children and adolescents a reference place where to meet and play, do recreational and educational activities together.
Multifunctional Disability Centre, Have
Opening of a Multifunctional Disability Centre in the rural village of Have, Volta Region, Ghana, to give the possibility of permanent educational and recreational support to physically and psycho-physically handicapped children and adolescents from the villages in the area, in order to allow a path of social and scholastic inclusion in an environment that fosters significant emotional and educational relationships.