Some previous initiatives we have worked on to support the educational development of women and children include:
PURCHASING SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SUPPLIES
Children going to school in Ghana require a uniform which can be challenging for families with limited resources. Baraka Shea Butter works with our shea butter customers and local providers to purchase fabric for uniforms. We then contract local sewers and tailors to do the measuring, cutting, and sewing. Additionally, we worked with our local Staples store near our headquarters in Duncan, and stores in Ghana to purchase the supplies needed for the school year. By doing so, the children in the village of Kperisi start school with new uniforms and school supplies, and the fabric sellers, sewers and tailors receive weeks of work and income.
GIRL CHILD EDUCATION
We work with WaCa Development Partners, an NGO based in Northern Ghana to support tuition and other educational costs for girls in high school and post-secondary programs. This is supported through contributions from Baraka Shea Butter as well as direct contributions and fundraising by and with our customers and others in the value chain.
Children the world over love to play. This is healthy and supports their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Baraka delights in helping children have fun and play by sports equipment such as balls and uniforms to the local youth community.