A history of economic difficulty in Ghana has, over the years, had a detrimental effect on standadrd of living; and on education, in particular.
Where there is a breakdown in the extended family network, problems are worsened. Children's education tend to be the first casualty when a family encounters financial difficulties. This such a situation, girls are in general, more affected than boys. The issue gets even worse if such a child resides in a rural environment.
"A poor girl from a rural area is 2 times more likely to be excluded from education than a boy from a rich urban household" (unicef).
Registered both in the UK (TACCO) and The Netherlands (Stichting TACCO), we work closely with our supporters and volunteers to manage our projects, including:
- Children's Library
- Youth Development
We have, over the years, been fortunate to receive a good number Gap-Year students, tourists and friends to serve as volunteers onsite, where the local community benefited immensely from the knowledge transfer and direct assistance, provided.
These external volunteers, in turn, have always appreciated the rich combination of making a change while experiencing a through traditional hospitally and learning to know the local culture.
Meet the Team
A professional social worker (child protection) in the Netherlands, Antwiwaa co-founded TACCO with a huge encouragement from family, friends and colleagues, to share and contribute her many years of experience.
Antwiwaa has also actively participated in projects organized and supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Example of such projects includes the provision of workshops to local support groups for HIV/aids affected families.
In 2003, David collaborated with friends in the UK to establish the Children's Library.
As a DIY enthusiast, with an IT and electronics background, as well as a wide range of professional experience, under various desciplines, David utilises his knowledge in the day to day running and organisation of the Charity.
Eric (aka Kwame), serves as or general manager and functions as the resource and facilities person.
Kwame is our key person on location and has had vast experience in hosting our volunteers, since the establishment of TACCO.
... please contact us to learn more