Akwaaba Kids

Akwaaba's children's project welcomes children of all ages and we look after 40+ young people each week. While parents/carers take part in workshops and classes, volunteer at the centre or just enjoy a break, we run free fun and engaging activities for children including arts and crafts, dance workshops, martial arts, and skateboarding. Many Akwaaba families face severe hardship due to the 'hostile environment' and austerity.

Could you help us run fun workshops for children and young people?
 

Do you have a skill, craft or passion that you would like to share on a one off or regular basis?  We're looking for children's workshop facilitators to help us entertain and engage our young members. We see around 40 children age 3-16 each week and would welcome workshops aimed at any age group. All ideas are welcome - anything from dance to storytelling!

In the past, we've run ballet, boxercise, film-making, and screen printing workshops.

 

Here is what some of our young members have written about Akwaaba:

Amirah, age 8

Akwaaba is a very fun place. You could bring your child they can meet new friends and play fun stuff like making slime, drama, basketball, football, baking, play outside and inside, colouring, card making, birthday parties, reading, loom bands, skipping and bike riding.

Sam, age 7

Akwaaba poem:
Akwaaba is a nice place. Here they give you free food. You will have good fun here children, we will not want to leave.
We all love Akwaaba spread the news to your friends and other people you know…you can go outside and sing the new Akwaaba song:
“We love Akwwaba nothing can split the friendship between us and Akwaaba. We are a team and we stick together”

Princess, age 6

Akwaaba is a fun place to enjoy yourself. Like colouring, baking and making. Maybe you will pass this place it’s called Princess May Primary School. If you come here you maybe will make new friends. Thank you.