Jei River Farms are excited to be working with the EDP Trust in their Abrofresh sustainability project. Jei River Farms have agreed to start by donating the pineapples needed for their production process. Jei River Farms is look forward to welcoming the children of the Awutu Winton Senior High School Agronomic Society at the Farm. We aim to grow this partnership and aid the project in the long term in anyway we can.
About The EDP Trust
The EDP Trust is a small, U.K. registered charity operating in Awutu-Bereku in Central Region, Ghana. Their mission is to end the cycle of poverty through providing a fee free quality secondary education in the local area to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.
The school currently educates 235 girls and boys, aiming for an eventual capacity of 315 students with the development of a new building project this year. The school also intends to become a WASSCE certified exam centre this year.
The EDP Trust aims to be a self-financing charity through local business projects that will feed money back into the school. It’s two current projects in development are:
- Pillbrook Aquatic Ltd, a sustainable Tilapia fish farm in Lake Volta.
- Abrofresh, a fresh pineapple juice enterprise, which is supported by Jei River Farms.
Abrofresh is a social business producing 100% pure fresh pineapple juice in Awutu Bereku Ghana. The business has been set-up to support the Awutu Winton Senior High School, a fee free secondary school for financially vulnerable children.
The pineapples are donated by Jei River Farms, turned into four delicious blends and sold in kiosks in the local area and available on order.
Abrofresh employs Awutu – Winton school pupils as weekend staff and donates to the local Grace Masak orphanage, home to some of the students.
Abrofresh has been running for two years and there are big plans for expansion in the coming two years, to support its popularity and the development plans of the school.