What a year it’s been at Awutu-Winton Senior High School!

There is much progress to report, including a new Visual Arts Department, a finally completed Sports Field and, just last week, the new intake of 160  students (88 girls, 72 boys).

Many congratulations to the students who graduated in 2022, who were celebrated in a lively ceremony with a military display from our cadets (morphing into disco dancing halfway through!), great music from a very young local band and lovely singing from the school choir.

Many students are pursuing further education and nearly 20 have entered university this year, though too many are held back by lack of funding. The school population is expected to rise to just under 530 (55% girls), and the combined total of teaching and administration staff is 75.

Our focus remains on local communities, including Awutu, Kasoa, and Liberia Refugee Camp. Plus, we’re teaming up with local charities like Ghana Makes a Difference, providing support and transportation to AWSHS.

Two fundraising events have been held this year – the dinner at Kimbridge Barn in the spring which included an Auction of Promises, and a musical evening in October at Breach Farm Brewery. Rumour has it there might be a repeat session in the spring—stay tuned!

Many collaborations have been forged this year, from the exciting Zoom debate with Canford School, to partnerships with other charitable ventures such as Future Stars International for youngsters with disabilities. Joseph (above) is one of these – he has cerebral palsy, and is thriving at AWSHS.

Our sports scene is booming! The new sports field has brought football, athletics, volleyball – and now rugby and cricket –  to AWSHS. Special thanks to our supporters, the Ghana Federation of Rugby, Canford School, Sale Sharks, Lymm Rugby Club, and Withycombe Rugby Club.

Our Learn to Swim (LTS) program, backed by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, taught 344 AWSHS pupils to swim and 600+ from surrounding schools. Our water polo teams are making waves, currently ranking as the no 1 team in the country!

Your support has been incredible! Cash donations, sporting kits, library books, and laptops—we’re grateful for it all. As we look ahead, 2024 promises even more progress, thanks to the dedication of many.

Please consider sponsoring a pupil to help us in our endeavours. 

Visit www.edp-trust.org for details.

🎄 Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🎄

On behalf of the Trustees at EDP and the staff of AWSHS

David Lunan
Trustee & Director

EDP Trust:
Managing Body of Awutu-Winton Senior High School, Ghana
135 Little Ann Road
Abbotts Ann, Andover
Hampshire SP11 7NW
UK Charity No: 1129398

Website : www.edp-trust.org

Contact: david@edp-trust.org