Helping Accra Children

During the course of completing projects in Ghana, Lycopodium became aware of an NGO called B.A.S.I.C working in Chorkor, Labadi, Dome and Achimota, which are indigenous communities located in Accra.

Founded in 2001 the organisation is committed to improving the quality of life for children living in these poor communities by getting them into school and providing the support to keep them there.

Currently B.A.S.I.C runs five different programmes, which affect over 500 children and families each year.

To enable B.A.S.I.C to expand and increase its support to the community and provide a larger permanent home for its operation, a new headquarters has been built. The three-storey facility houses a computer lab, sewing lab, home economics/catering and library.  In addition counselling and learning group facilities are housed under this new structure. Solar panels were provided to demonstrate renewable energy within the community.

Lycopodium contributed to the purchase of the land and provided personnel to manage the construction of the building.  Lycopodium personnel also donated computers, vocational training tools and school supplies to be used in the building.