* To create sustainable income generating activities to fund community projects.
* To facilitate work on existing and new local projects through contributions from volunteer projects
‘Restoration Abuadi’ is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) made up of volunteers from the Abuadi Community near Ho in Ghana. The CBO started in 2008 and is now working closely with past volunteers and friends to facilitate community projects to improve the lives of people who live in Abuadi.
In 2009, Nathalie Bidouj went to Ghana through an international NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) which passed her on to another NGO in Ghana, which then finally placed her in Abuadi. While she was there, she worked closely with the Abuadi CBO (Community Based Organisation) on projects started by previous volunteers. Unfortunately her time was up and could not follow them through. However, before she left, she discussed with the community the possibility of helping them in finding volunteers directly and cutting out the reliance on large impersonal NGOs. This is how this website was started.
She decided to create this site with the help of others who gave their time freely (many thanks to Elvina & Kenneth). All people working on these projects firmly believe in eliminating intermediaries and empowering the Abuadi community to take control of their own destiny. Another reason she created this site is to put Abuadi on the Ghanaian tourist map and attract traveling guests to experience authentic village life in beautiful landscapes.
Where is Abuadi?
Abuadi is located in the Volta Region of Ho, approximately a 30 minutes drive from the town, Ho and 3 hours from the capital city, Accra, Ghana. Abuadi village is situated at the foothill of the beautiful Adaklu Mountain.
How to be an Abuadian?
There are three ways to experience Abuadi village life:
As a Volunteer, Please also refer to Previous Volunteers
As an Activity Holiday maker through Tourism.
As a professional adviser in Spreading the word
The community based organisation (CBO) consists of 7 Abuadian residents:
Chairman and Projects Manager: Anani Aku
Operations Manager: Favour Denu
Assistant Chairman: Cephas Torkpete
Treasurer: Akoto Esi
Financial Secretary: John Meble
Secretary: Nathaniel Akoto
Assistant Secretary: Victor Kpese
The Abuadi CBO initiatives are promoted and supports by the following non-Abuadian residents:
Proof reader: Elvina Whitfield
Web designer: Kenneth Richardson
Overseas Project Directors: Doug, Leora, Melva, Amber, Stephanie, Emily, Allan and Nathalie