The Wulugu Project works in North Ghana to tackle poverty through education
What does Wulugu Project do in Ghana?
Our Ghana team reviews the requests from villagers for new schools or improvements / repairs to older buildings or desks. They submit their thoughts and costings, which the U.K. committee consider and then seek funding. When fully funded, the money is sent directly to our bank in Tamale and spent immediately to complete the specific task.
We build primary, junior high and vocational schools plus hostels to keep the girls safe while they study. Teachers accommodation, toilet blocks, water storage tanks etc. are also often added to the list in order that the schools function efficiently. Systems of microloans-loans to village women and graduates enable the women to make full use of their opportunities. It is calculated that we have improved the lives of over 400,000 girls.
Where is Wulugu?
The Northern Region where we work was the largest in Ghana. It is now divided into 3 : North, Savannah and North-East regions.
We now work with hundreds of villages across the Northern Region (the largest and most challenging region of Ghana), but we have kept our original name “The Wulugu Project”. Over 60% of the population live in poverty, but with the Projects' support, the quality of life, especially for girls and women is improving.