Helping people to help themselves where they are

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Ashanti Akim Community Organisation is focused on alleviating poverty in Ghana’s Ashanti Akim region, which is located about four hours drive northwest of Accra, Ghana’s capital, and an hour and a half east of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. AACO addresses poverty by focusing on projects in five key areas: education, agriculture, business, medicine and leadership development.

Jubilee High School

When AACO founder and director Akosua Arkhurst asked village leaders in Dampong and the Ashanti Akim Education Department what their greatest need was, they described the need for a senior high school to help address the 80% dropout rate of students finishing junior high school. The village then donated 32 acres of land on which AACO has developed its flagship project aimed at addressing causes of the region’s persistent poverty.

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