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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

CHANCE For Africa – (CHANCE)

CHANCE for Africa (SCIO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, a legal form unique to Scottish charities, and is administered and regulated by a single body, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (‘OSCR’)..

CHANCE for Africa’s Directors are also Charity Trustees for the purposes of Charity Law and are known as Members of the SCIO. This Board is elected, for a set period of time, by other members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). All members of the Management Board work on a voluntary basis.

HISTORY

CHANCE has FOUR charitable purposes which translate into its vision:

  • The advancement of education
  • The promotion of equality and diversity
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

We aim to uses technology to improve education in Africa and alleviate poverty through STEM EDUCATION.

Main Activities:

  • To encourage and increase the number of females, and other under-represented groups, of youth age participating in technology, digital and computing science and engineering related activities across Ghana

  • To increase exposure and advance the education of Africa’s young people, in the subjects of technology, digital, engineering, entrepreneurship and computing science

  • To raise funds through donations, sponsorship and grants from organisations – private, public and third sector – to enable us carry out our activities

  • To advance the use of technology, digital and computing science education via extracurricular activities and projects across Ghana

  • To enhance the learning and participation of pupils and students within Scotland’s education system by providing and assisting in the provision of grants for technology and computing science activities not provided by the local education authority in the normal education curriculum

  • To inspire young people about technology and computing science through the positive promotion of the opportunity it offers, to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to prepare for entry to any occupation, trade or profession on leaving any educational establishment

  • To accelerate the flow of young people from poor backgrounds into technology careers within Ghana’s technology industry and help Ghana’s companies develop the technology skills they need for the future

WHERE WE WORK

Hundreds of CHANCE’s Furniture and Computers have already been provided to schools in Ghana, giving thousands of young people an opportunity to improve their learning and realise their potential. See Case studies for some examples.

WHO WE WORK WITH

CHANCE has the privilege of working with a number of Ghanaian schools, vocational training centres, and community organisations to help them to deliver the best opportunities for their pupils, students and clients.

SUPPORT US

Help us make a difference! There are so many rewarding ways you can get involved with CHANCE to help create a brighter future for thousands of young people in Africa.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founder Zak Abdulai works with a talented team of professionals to accomplish CHANCE’s goals and mission.

HOW CHANCE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE