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About Us

We want to end poverty and illiteracy in Gbawe and Ghana by providing its inhabitants with better opportunities.

Our Values


We believe that any barrier can be overcome and shoud not prevent a person from realizing future aspirations.


We believe that education is the tool to empower needy communities in Gbawe by helping them acquire skills needed to alleviate poverty, and upward mobility.


PAAJAF operates a strict equal opportunity/open access policy accepting individuals and groups irrespective of ethnicity, gender, disability or personal circumstance.


Our strategy is we utilise the skills and experiences of our volunteers and the support from our sponsors to provide Adolescents and Adults jobs for future advancement through education and skills.


PAAJAF’s vision is to be the leading educational center for the youth, women, orphans and underprivileged individuals in Ghana and beyond.


PAAJAF’s mission is to continuously improve the living conditions to those in our community through the power of education.

Founder's Message

My name is Philip Appiah and I know the life changing importance of education. I could have landed up as a street hawker like many of those with whom I grew up.

I thankfully did not, because of the education that I had earned the hard way. After completing Junior High school, I traded away four years of my childhood to working in multiple odd jobs, saving money for Senior High school.

Completing schooling was a milestone for me. It permitted me to dream higher, to hope for a future as a professional, and to pursue a diploma course in Accounting. The power of education helped me secure a substantial job as an Accountant and enabled me to gradually yank myself out of a life of scarcity into one of sufficiency.

I know from experience that when children, youth, and women are provided a foothold into education, it opens the doors of hope and opportunities for them. Having seen first-hand that it was possible to exit the vicious circle of poverty, I envisioned this kind of an empowered life for countless others in the community.

So, when Juliet Adusei, a like-minded teacher shared this vision, we started the PAAJAF Foundation together in 2007, to provide education to the underprivileged children, youth, and women of the community.

PAAJAF's journey towards this quest has been filled with contributions of time and money from several benevolent individuals and institutions. It is due to their support that the Foundation has been able to continue its efforts towards community-building.

When you support foundations like PAAJAF, you equip underprivileged children, youth and women, to meet a future that is full of better opportunities, safer, happier and dignified.

Audited Financial Reports


PAAJAF Foundation

Statement of financial position at 31st Dec 2018

PAAJAF Foundation

Statement of financial position 31st Dec 2017


PAAJAF Foundation

Statement of financial position 31st Dec 2016


PAAJAF Foundation

Statement of financial position 31st Dec 2015


Our Supporters

The PAAJAF Foundation is staffed by online volunteers around the world and by additional volunteers here in Ghana, who share our vision of a better world and seek to bring light and progress to the lives of our children through education and community support.