The Sabre Trust is an education charity working in rural Ghana, to build a
brighter future for marginalized and disadvantaged children.
Our partnership with the Ghana Education Service ensures that we are
working within and in support of the government education program –
this is vital for the long term sustainability of our projects.
We work primarily with rural communities, identifi ed through joint needs
assessments with the local education authorities and district assemblies.
The Sabre Trust is registered in the UK with the Charities Commission and
also in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare. In the United States,
the charity is registered with CAF America, for tax deductible giving.
Sabre has a small fundraising team based in the UK, with most of our
employees based in Ghana as part of our operations team.
As a small charity we are committed to delivering maximum impact at
minimum cost – we work very hard to ensure that 80% of donations are
spent in Ghana on project delivery, with the remaining 20% supporting
fundraising and governance costs..
Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong – Patron
Kwame, also known as “The Snow Leopard”, made history at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games by becoming the first Ghanaian Winter Olympian. Kwame's story is inspirational – he only took up downhill skiing in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to qualify for the games. Since hanging up his skis, Kwame has continued to encourage young Ghanaians to follow him into this unlikely sport, and is currently building West Africa's first dry ski slope. Kwame is a strong supporter of Sabre's work, and has visited our projects on several occasions. To visit Kwame's website, please click here.
Ayo Johnson – Ambassador
Ayo is an award winning journalist and African expert, who is frequently called upon by global broadcasters for views and insights into the latest developments on the continent. Ayo has an academic background in aid and international development, which has led him to consult for a number of NGOs, and he is a sought after speaker for African business events. We are delighted to have Ayo's support for Sabre's projects, and his ability to leverage an extensive network to publicise and promote our work. To visit Ayo's website, please click here.
The Sabre Trust is registered as a not-for-profit company with Companies House in the UK, as a charity with the Charities Commission for England and Wales, and as a not-for-profit company with the Registrar of Companies in Ghana.
In the UK, Sabre employs a small number of staff, in fundraising, marketing, partnership support and administration capacities. This team works from the charity’s offices near Gatwick Airport, and generates the majority of funding needed to run the projects in Ghana.
Sabre’s main offices are in Elmina, in Ghana’s Central Region, where the Managing Director heads up a team of thirty staff. Sabre’s team in Ghana is predominantly Ghanaian, in keeping with the charity’s ethos of supporting local skills development, and these employees are joined by a small number of expatriate staff and interns.
The activities of the Sabre Trust are overseen by a board of trustees in the UK, accountable to the Charity Commission. Visit our entry on the Charity Commission website.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to call on an extensive network of past volunteers in the UK and around the world, with specialist skills, who support our work.
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