Project Bead operates as a social enterprise that uses 100% of profits to fund education for students in Ghana. These profits are generated through retailing and wholesaling beaded products made by Ghanaian entrepreneurs.
At Project Bead Foundation, we believe every child deserves to dream, dream big, and follow those dreams. We envision a world with less poverty, less hatred, and where everyone has access to education. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Providing education funds to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to school is our way of acting upon the similarities that unite us as human beings: we believe we all deserve the same rights and the same opportunities to learn, grow and become whatever we want to be. At Project Bead, we are committed to providing students with the tools to make their dreams a reality. We like to consider ourselves move-makers and game-changers – striving to make a difference and inspire a movement of a world founded on compassion, love and equality.
In order to achieve these goals, Project Bead retails and wholesales hand-made, beaded products from southeast Ghana – the region where education is currently being funded. As the organization is entirely run by volunteers, 100% of the profits support the secondary education of students in need. To date, Project Bead has raised over $150,000 and regularly sends funds to Ghana to pay school fees for the original 15 students who inspired this journey. The Bead Team buys the beads, plans and designs the jewelry and commissions women to create the final products - all in the same region of Ghana where they are funding education. In addition to the commercial responsibilities of Project Bead, the Bead Team runs all administrative work for the Foundation. We plan to expand the product line and fund education for more and more children in Ghana.