Our Work


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The Big Picture

If it’s about thought, creativity, design and action which expands the cultural and intellectual development of children in Ghana, we pay attention!

Our encouragement may take the form of providing inspiration, physical creative space, direct interaction with children, collaboration, information, advocacy and hands-on involvement in developing models or incubating new ideas.
 
Various Mmofra Language Club participants
 

What we do

We seek out and work with people who excel in a wide range of creative fields through which children in Ghana can grow culturally and intellectually.  From our premises, we bring our creative partners into contact with children from all backgrounds.

We provide enabling environments for child-centered research and creativity.

We conceptualize and develop books, audio-visuals, art exhibitions, literacy initiatives, theater arts programs, and creative messaging for social/health initiatives.

We incubate projects which benefit children and share our successes.

We monitor cultural trends affecting children, including new technology and media.

We maintain an extensive network of resources in culture and education in Ghana.

We provide consultancy services in culture, education, literacy and creative content for children generally.

 

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Language Club

In continuous operation for 14 years, we welcome children from all communities in Accra who come to our premises once a month for literacy and cultural activity. Our first class network of participant writers, artists, musicians, and performers is the best of any children’s program in Ghana.

Made by Mmofra

We have produced two audiobooks for children based on Ghanaian storytelling traditions, Tahinta! and Voice in the Forest, as well as a DVD performance of Ananse and the Dwarf Brigade. We have also partnered with international artists to create apparel designs using elements of Ghanaian visual culture.

Art Exhibitions

We host child-themed exhibitions featuring established artists and artisans on the Ghanaian scene, including Victor Butler, Larry Otoo and Kati Dagadu. A portion of all exhibition sales goes to fund our work.

Mmofra Against AIDS

We create materials for a multimedia HIV/AIDS awareness campaign reaching thousands of students.

Bell Photo Archive

Our unique archive of black & white photographs of Ghana, taken between 1958 and 1980, is the focus of our photo restoration workshops and occasional exhibitions.

Seminars and workshops

Led by specialist resource persons, our child-focused seminars on literacy and creativity include book illustration workshops and teacher training.

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