Thrive Africa

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Thrive Africa
Thrive Africa logo.jpg
Founded 2009
Registration no. D.S.W/5822
Focus education, poverty reduction
Area served
Services charitable services, sustainable development projects
Method to work with local stakeholders developing projects that bring positive sustainable outcomes, using the efforts of volunteers to deliver and achieve this vision
Key people
Maxwell Donkor (Country Director)

Thrive Africa is a Ghanaian nonprofit registered charitable body, founded in United Kingdom in 2009 with the aim of assisting local communities across Ghana to improve living standards and educational level through a range of self-sustainable projects.[1]

The charity annually recruits volunteers from across the world and coordinates their efforts to implement development projects, allowing its supporters to not only to promote the advancement of education and relief of poverty, but also to gain personal experience in the development sector.[2][3][4]


Thrive Africa was founded in 2009 as a registered charity in United Kingdom and Ghana. In 2012 its management was fully transferred to Ghana.

Notable projects[edit]

Every year Thrive Africa donate tens of thousands of books working closely with its partner Book-Cycle, the UK charity.[4] It recruits volunteers, who help local communities to establish school libraries and organise health and sanitation workshops.[5]

From 2011 Thrive Africa’s volunteers have worked in orphanages, building libraries, building farms for caregivers of HIV/AIDS orphans, running sports lessons and educational workshops,[6][7][8] donating clothes and kits for football players.[3]

In 2010 British Government and its development partners made the decision that Ghana should become fully self-sufficient and do without outside help by 2020. Nevertheless about one third of people in this country live below the poverty line (less than $1.25 a day).[9] Therefore, the Thrive Africa’s management aimed at work with the local Ghanaian communities to create long term and self-sustainable projects.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jo Wibrew (April 2010). Spokoini, James, ed. "Action Goes to Ghana" (PDF). Label News (UK) (11): 6. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Animal care student plans African trip". Sunderland Echo. Johnston Publishing. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Lauren Nash (7 September 2013). "Hail Weston student helping make future African football stars look the part". Hunts Post 24. Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Chilvers, Clive (14 March 2013). "The Charity BookCycle UK sends 40,000 Books to Ghana". Demotix. Corbis. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Container of books heads to Africa". Express & Echo. Local World. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Caring Rebecca Set For African Adventure". East Durham College. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Students Ghana-bound to help orphans". The Herald. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Awful sights' made College student ponder". Loughborough College. April 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Donati, Henry (25 July 2012). "Ghana: a future without aid?". Department for International Development. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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