Direct translation: Fence, Representing a fenced home,
A protector, Double security, Safe and Sound.
A Ban Against Neglect
ABAN is an organization working to solve two problems with one united solution. Every day, over 40 tons of plastic waste is thrown into the streets of Accra, Ghana. Every night, over 30,000 children fall asleep on those same streets. ABAN works with the street girls of Accra to help them learn a trade, make a living, and secure a future, as well as to receive the tools to transform their city into a healthier environment.
ABAN in the News
Ronald Kurui and Lawton Kariher were, respectively, the first and second runners to finish the 5K run in this year’s Great Human Race held Saturday.
“You run to care for other human beings,” not just to get prizes, Kurui said. Kariher was running to help benefit the Chapel Hill organization A Ban against Neglect, which helps young women in Ghana to learn a trade and have a better life.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Callie Brauel (BSBA ’09) tells about her experience as co-founder and U.S. director of A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN).