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, is helping underprivileged communities develop their educational resources, including access to the Internet; partner with local schools in rural Ghana to establish our CRCs; use local champions to manage the centers for literacy and empowerment programs.
Help rural development in Ghana by donating to a project.

   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 2,400 school children and adults have taken introduction classes in ICT and more than 3,000 have learned and used the Internet.
  • 13-20 year olds are receiving mentoring in reading, math and science. More adolescent girls are passing the basic school certificate examinations.
  • Interest in reading has increased sharply with school children and teachers enthusiastically using the library facilities.
  • Coaching is helping to tackle the harmful cultural norms that limit the aspirations of girls and women.

 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
• Jane Asante --- School Principal

• Dr. Hilda Tadria, Executive Director of MEMPROW, Co-Founder African Women's Development (Gender Specialist)
• Aida Opoku-Mensah, Economic Commission for Africa—Director of ICT
• Victor Din, Retired 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
Conversation with Philomena Amoako, Founder of RCEC.

Children - Rural Development in Arlington, VA

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