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Hope for Ghana

Hope and Opportunity

Pittsburgh, PA   |  https://hopeforghana.com

Mission

Hope for Ghana is building schools, libraries and computer labs in rural villages, providing hope and opportunity to thousands of Ghanaian children who are starving to learn. Hope for Ghana is providing access to clean, potable water in remote villages where women and children walk long distances to fetch dirty water, ensuring a community's most basic need while significantly reducing water-borne disease. Hope for Ghana sponsors apprenticeships for young men and women to learn vocational skills, creating a career and providing a sustainable future for them.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Steve Greene MD

Main address

917 Ivy Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15232 USA

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EIN

47-4814088

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In many small towns and villages in Ghana, children are learning under deplorable conditions, many children learning under a tree or under an open shed. Children often have to walk several miles to the nearest school, leaving young children at home for several years before they can manage walking such far distances to school. A child may not start going to school until the age of 8, 9, or 10 because of these challenges. In most villages, women and children walk miles to fetch dirty water from river dams, streams or gutters, often sharing water with animals. This unhealthy drinking water is the cause of frequent water-borne diseases such as typhoid, cholera and dysentery.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Building Schools

Hope for Ghana is thrilled to continue work on our fourth school in the village of Klokpe where children are presently learning under deplorable conditions, some of the kids learning under a tree and under a shed. This 12 classroom school will serve kindergarteners through 9th graders, and will feature solar power, a library and computer lab, a water borehole with a reverse osmosis purification machine, boys and girls bathroom facilities, and much more.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

We received a plea from the Tafi-Mador community last year to build a library and computer lab in the villages elementary/junior high school. We were touched by the schools hunger for education and computer literacy, so we will convert a classroom into a beautiful educational center with wall to wall books and brand new computers filled with educational software for all ages.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Water is life! Hope for Ghana is providing access to clean water to villages in dire need of clean, potable water. The immense generosity of Hope for Ghanas donors is transforming the lives of Ghanaian children, families and communities forever. Villages where women and children have had to walk miles to fetch dirty water from a river dam no longer share water with animals, bringing dignity to communities and significantly reducing water-borne disease.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Adults

Hope for Ghana sponsors apprenticeships for young men and women to learn vocational skills, creating a future for them as masons, seamstresses, tailors, carpenters, electricians, hair dressers, welders and tilers.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of communities provided clean water

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Adults, Farmers

Related Program

Providing Access to Clean, Potable Water

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth, Adults, Farmers

Related Program

Providing Access to Clean, Potable Water

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Building Schools

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Adolescents, Young adults

Related Program

Apprentice Sponsorship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of schools established in rural communities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Building Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hope for Ghana is building schools, libraries and computer labs in rural villages, providing hope and opportunity to thousands of Ghanaian children who are starving to learn, yet who otherwise have no access to education. We are creating schools with modern classrooms that serve kindergarteners through 9th graders. The schools feature solar power, a library and computer lab, a water borehole with a reverse osmosis purification machine, toilets and sinks, and a staff room. Hope for Ghana is providing access to clean, potable water in remote villages by drilling and constructing boreholes with pumps to ensure a community's most basic need while significantly reducing water-borne disease.

Hope for Ghana continually looks for communities who are in dire need for education and clean water. Pleas are continually coming to us from community members, village Chiefs and elders, directors of education and political leaders. We visit the communities and carefully listen to their needs and assess their present situation. Communities most desperately in need are then selected for future projects.

Our President and Vice President of Operations are on the ground constantly looking for initiatives to meet the most essential needs of the Ghanaian people. Our incredible team of local masons, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, and our water engineer work tirelessly to ensure the success of all of these initiatives.

Hope for Ghana has built 3 schools that are flourishing, and is now building its fourth school. Hope for Ghana has built 9 libraries and computer labs, sponsored over 40 vocational apprenticeships, and over 60 villages now have access to clean, potable water. The future of Hope for Ghana is bright. Our work will continue until every child has access to education, and every man, woman and child has access to clean water.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hope for Ghana

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Greene

Hope for Ghana

Term: 2015 -

Senyo Gbormittah

Hope for Ghana

Allan Rose

Patterson Media Team

Brice Matthews

Citizens Bank

Togbe Dorglo Anumah

Paramount Chief, Avenor Traditional Council

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.