WHO ARE WE
We are a community based social business enterprise and a charity foundation established in Ghana. We are based in northern Ghana and our town is Bolgatanga, located in the upper east region, near the Sahara country of Burkina Faso.
Welcome to Nongre Crafts and Cultural Foundation, an organization working towards poverty eradication, financial inclusion and empowerment in the Bolgatanga region. It is our mission to facilitate cultural education programs that helps the next generation maintain skills that once came naturally to our grandparents and those before them.
Our vision is to build centres, and sponsor programs that engage the skilled unemployed and the unskilled unemployed.“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
The establishment of Nongre craft and culture came about after the realization that many northern Ghanaian school children after being enrolled in school dropout because their parents are not able to fund for their educational needs. Most of the areas affected are poverty stricken and deprived basket weaving communities in northern Ghana, whose main source of livelihood is farming. They engage in basket weaving during the dry season, which is a source of income generation and a way of keeping a subsistence livelihood.The overall aim for this NGO is to bring about development and positive social change to the people and the communities where we operate.e.g. Basket weaving communities.
We understand that, in the area of human development for rural communities in sub-Sahara Africa, we trust that the focus areas should be placed on education, cultural awareness, climate compensation, social innovation, women and youth empowerment through self-create initiatives, which are all paramount to achieving some of the developmental goals in rural Africa and meeting The 2030 UN agenda for sustainable development
To sell traditional baskets and crafts from Ghana.
To bring about economic independence of women and youth after undergoing training.
To establish a sustainable livelihood for women and youth.
To Identify, harness and integrate indigenous cultural activities that are of economic benefits to the community.
To serve as a source of income generation for internal and external affair of the organization.