Empowerment Starts One Community at a Time!
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Arlington, VA 22207-3862

Our Organization

A Tradition of Empowerment & Giving

 Rural Communities Empowerment Center since 2004, has been helping underprivileged communities develop their educational resources, including access to the Internet; partner with local schools in Ghana to establish our CRCs; use local champions to manage these centers of learning and discovery.
Help rural development in Ghana by donating to a project or lend your support as a volunteer today in Ghana.

Our Impact
We love seeing the growth that comes from seeds we have sewn.

  • Citizens are displaying confidence and excitement over and awareness of the benefit of technology and information exchange. Over 2,000 school children and adults have taken introduction classes in ICT and more than 3,000 have learned and used the Internet.
  • Gender equality is on the rise. Adolescent school girls' drop-outs are receiving training in tailoring; and making products that are featured in Teen Vogue, Gladys Magazine and World Bride.
  • Interest in reading has increased sharply with school children and teachers enthusiastically using the library facilities.
  • 13-17 yr-olds (particularly girls) are receiving mentoring in reading, math, and science. More girls are passing the basic school certificate examinations and are getting admissions into some of the better public high schools.

 We still have a great deal of work left as we continue our mission of community development with the establishment of additional centers and expanding our mentoring programs to include more students. If you would like to help improve the quality of life in rural Ghana, we welcome your help and support.
Our Team
Here are the members of our dedicated team:

• Philomena Amoako, Founder & President --- Retired World Bank               ICT Specialist
• Patricia Amonoo --- Retired Economic Commission for Africa Librarian
• Sena Gabianu --- Economist
• Jane Asante --- Teacher

• Hilda Tadria, Economic Commission for Africa—Gender Specialist
• Aida Opoku-Mensah, Economic Commission for Africa—Director of ICT
• Victor Din, World Bank—ICT Specialist


Our Sponsors
We could not do our important work without the generous support of many sponsors. In addition to private donors, here are some of our main supporters we would like to acknowledge.
• African Women's Development Fund
• UniversalGiving
• Levitt Foundation 
• OPEC Fund for International Development
• Open Society Initiative for West Africa
• United Nations Development Programme
• The World Bank

More About RCEC
Learn more about our organization by reviewing our 2006-2007 Annual Report2008-2009 Annual Report, 2010-2011 Annual Report, and the Conversation with Philomena Amoako, Founder of RCEC.

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