Uhuru4all foundation was established in 2007 at Shukura a suburb of Accra, our initial location. The foundation was established to train school drop-outs in learning a trade (sewing). This came about because we saw the difficulties that some children face and decided to do something about it. Miss Mariette Deijen who was then on a visit to Ghana, Abdul Mumuni Sidiq, Iddi Sidiq and Teiko Tagoe (Sly) came together and started the sewing workshop.
We renovated our first location which was offered to us with a huge financial support from Mariette and donations we got from others who share our vision.
We had to relocate from there after four years due to some challenges we encountered during that period. Mr. Daniel the current manager and trainer joined us thereafter and has been in charge ever since.
We have now been able to acquire our own property. We bought a piece of land at Kojo Oku a suburb of Kasoa close to Nyanyano which is now our permanent location. We’ve built the first phase and working towards the next which is to build a structure in front of the existing one that will accommodate our teaming students as well as start the other training programs that we have in the pipeline.
Since our inception, the NGO BASIC CARE, a non profit organisation has been supporting us by giving us contracts annually to sew clothing for the poor in the northern part of Ghana through a nonprofit hospital in Tamale called SHEKINA HOSPITAL established by the late Dr. Abdulai and currently being run by his wife Maryama.
The contract keeps the workshop busy for several months in the year and the clothes we produce is sent to the north and shared among the poor at every Christmas.
We have been able to train over thirty students, of which two did the whole course without an exam, ten passed the exam and eighteen are still in the training. The ones who passed their exam are working at various places, able to help themselves as well as contributing to the society.
The last and final location in Kojo Oku near Nyanyano March 2013September 22, 2013
The last and final location in Nyanyano March 2013 In the year that we rented the Chief’s space in Official Town, I asked for a financial…Read more
The workshop in Official Town 2013March 17, 2013
The workshop in Official Town 2013 The temporary accommodation in Galilea was not a suitable place for the training. When I returned to Ghana in…Read more
The workshop in Galilea 2011May 9, 2011
The workshop in Galilea 2011 The second workshop with the sewing training started in Galilea in 2011, even before the workshop in Shukula was closed….Read more
The Pilot: Workshop in Shukura, AccraOctober 1, 2007
The workshop in Shukura, Accra. In october 2007 we started the vocational training sewing in Shukura, Accra. The training would be free and would take…Read more