The Christian African Relief Trust (CART) is run entirely by volunteers both in the UK and Africa.  CART sends goods from the UK to Africa to relieve extreme poverty and to support the development of educational, medical and employment opportunities. Goods are distributed amongst the most needy, regardless of caste or creed, by local organisations of proven ability and trust. Distribution reports are sent back to the UK.

CART shipped the shoes collected at Keston Primary School and Little Kickers East Surrey to The Coalition for Change / School PTA in Wa, Northern Ghana.

Please see their 2013 report: Report from Wa Ghana

For more information please visit: http://cartyorkshire.wpengine.com/


These children attend The Universal Street Academy in Accra, Ghana, run by an organisation that aims to take the children off the streets and into a classroom where they can be educated and fed with one meal a day at no cost. The organisation runs a school from 7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday for  children aged 6 to 16 years. In July 2015 as well as receiving an education, they also received a pair of shoes.


http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com is a non-for-profit organisation who support a small village in the Kwahu District in Ghana, helping the community to become self-sufficient and fight the poverty they face each day. Their work spreads throughout the village and they have launched several different projects in Ankoma : teaching projects, health projects, agricultural projects, sports projects, clean water campaigns, building projects and performing arts projects.

Ankoma Outreach held their first Sal's Shoes distribution in April 2016. The majority of children who received a pair of shoes had never owned a pair before. Some shoes were distributed to children who work on farms to help provide food for their families. This was for their safety and protection. The children had been working on a rough terrain with no protection to their feet.


In April 2016 http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com held a Sal's Shoes distribution. The shoes were distributed to children, who walk for around an hour to get to school, and then an hour back, normally in bare feet.

Agent Quanta


Children in the village of Agent Quanta received Sal's Shoes in April 2016. These children walk two miles to school in the neighbouring village every day. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave. They live without electricity and face a long walk daily to fetch water for their families.


In August 2016, Sal's Shoes found new feet with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com in the village of Kofininya, in Ghana. 
Kids from this village had been walking 2 miles barefoot across rough terrain to schools in the neighbouring village of Ankoma, and then 2 miles barefoot back home again at the end of the day.

Kwahu District

On Sal's 6th birthday 2016, Sal's Shoes were finding new feet in the Kwahu District in Ghana with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com

Kwahu District

Sal's Shoes with flashing lights proved a huge hit in February 2017 in a small village in the Kwahu District in Ghana. These new feet live without electricity http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com

Abisu and Ankoma

In February 2017 Sal's Shoes were finding new feet in the communities of Abisu and Ankoma in rural Ghana.

Finding new feet in rural Ghana with http://ankomaoutreach.yolasite.com in February 2017. Feet in shoes are protected feet. Feet protected from injury and infection ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

In October 2017, shoes donated by pupils at http://www.eastsheen.richmond.sch.uk, http://www.stanley.richmond.sch.uk, http://www.stsaviourscofe.org & http://www.stmaryscofe.org have just started finding their new feet with @akwaabavolunteers in schools and on football pitches in Ghana, West Africa.

In October 2017 Sal's Shoes football boots did a celebratory dance before getting back on the pitch in Ghana thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk.

Sal's Shoes found new feet in Ghana in October 2017 thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk.

Kwahu East Region

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children [Walt Disney] There is a direct correlation between education and poverty; education can mean a way out of poverty. In many countries although the education system is free to access; many children cannot go to school if they do not own a pair of shoes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ A pair of school shoes is a pair of school shoes wherever they are in the world ๐ŸŒŽ Sal's Shoes donated in Gibraltar as part of our Toe to Toe initiative found their new feet in November 2017 at Nkwatanan Presbyterian Primary School and Ahinase Roman Catholic Primary School in the remote Kwahu East region of Ghana with https://www.buildaneducation.org.uk.

Sal's Shoes went back to school in Ghana in November 2017 with http://ankomaoutreach.co.uk ๐ŸŒŽ Shoes donated as part of our Toe to Toe initiative by the pupils at East Sheen Primary ๐Ÿ“• Eldwick Primary School ๐Ÿ“— Federated schools of St Maryโ€™s and St Saviourโ€™s ๐Ÿ“˜ & Stanley Primary School ๐Ÿ“™ went back to school at 3 primary schools in Abisu and Ankoma. Thank you for playing a part & making a difference.

Future Leaders Girls Football Team


Sal's Shoes football boots went back on the pitch in January 2018 in Ghana with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk - the Future Leaders Girls football team were either playing barefoot, in socks, in broken boots or in flip flips... โšฝ๏ธ

Street to School Project

In January 2018 Sal spent the afternoon on the rugby ๐Ÿ‰ pitch in the UK, the charity his first few pairs of outgrown shoes inspired, has been getting your football boots back on the pitch elsewhere ๐ŸŒ

Your pairs of pre-played in football boots found their new feet with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk in Ghana at their Street to School project which is currently helping 101 boys and girls receive an education and quality football coaching โšฝ๏ธ

Kwahu East district of Eastern Region

In January 2018, thanks to https://www.buildaneducation.org.uk, Sal's Shoes were finding their new feet at 4 primary schools in the remote villages of Oframase, Oworubong Atifi and Oworubong Odumase in the Kwahu East district of Eastern Region, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ.

None of the schools have electricity or running water and operate from a few very basic classrooms ๐Ÿ“š thank you for playing a part and making a difference ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Schools Soccer Project

In February 2018, your pre-played in football boots are back on the football pitch in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

All the players at the Street to School Soccer Project run by http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk who were playing barefoot or in broken boots have just received a pair of Sal's Shoes โšฝ๏ธ

Warriors Rugby Academy and Galaxy FC

Your football โšฝ๏ธand rugby ๐Ÿ‰ boots have found their new players ๐ŸŒ

In February 2018, Sal's Shoes were back on the pitch with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk at Warriors Rugby Academy and Galaxy FC in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Street to School Soccer [S2S]

In May 2018, we found new feet for your preloved football boots and getting them back on the pitch in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk at their Street to School Soccer [S2S] programme โšฝ๏ธ

S2S is using the power of sports as a tool for positive social change. Through football they are offering over 140 girls and boys aged 8-18, education [in school and through their weekly after school classes], life skills, character development and are creating better opportunities for young people in their community to stop the cycle of poverty and brighten the future of the next generation ๐Ÿ‘ฃ


In May 2018, Salโ€™s Shoes were back at the school in Ankoma, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ thanks to http://ankomaoutreach.co.uk


In June 2018, we were finding new feet with https://www.kickingoff.org in the town of Mpraeso in the Eastern Region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

La Township, Accra

In June 2018, thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk, Salโ€™s Shoes โšฝ๏ธ are back on the pitch in La Township, Accra, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

The Street 2 School Soccer Programme is a community sports development initiative which provides both football and education to local youth. S2S works by providing football training sessions, matches and homework club to reintroduce disenfranchised youths back into the school system in addition to offering them continued educational and vocational support.

This month S2S hosted a ten team tournament to celebrate the hard work of their players both on the pitch and with their education and to bring the community together.

The U-13โ€™s, U-15โ€™s and Girls team were kitted out by all of you . . . thank you for playing a part and making such a difference ๐ŸŒ


In July 2018, thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk your Salโ€™s school Shoes have been finding their new feet at the Future Leaders Underprivileged Childrenโ€™s Centre in Accra, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Future Leaders UCC helps children who would, under their current circumstances, be unable to attend government schools as a result of a lack of financial means and/or developmental needs.

Whilst the Ghanaian government has made schooling โ€˜freeโ€™ to all children of primary school age, they are still required to purchase uniforms, books, sports kit and shoes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Future Leaders UCC offers free education and provides all of the children with the equipment they need to be able to learn; youโ€™ve just provided each child with a pair of school shoes ๐Ÿ“š

Future Stars Netball Court

In July 2018, Your trainers were back on the court with the Future Stars girls netball team in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk/


In July 2018, your football boots were back on the pitch in Accra, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk/ at their Street 2 School
Soccer Programme โšฝ๏ธ


In August 2018, your preloved trainers found their new feet amongst the community in the neighbourhood of Labadi, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ with http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk at their after school club ๐Ÿ‘ฃ which is run to help kids from the community with their homework and extra learning and is a tool to give kids on the street access to basic free education, give them an alternative to being on the streets in the evenings and help prevent child labour ๐Ÿ“š


In August 2018, thanks to a partnership with http://www.thefootprintsfoundation.co.uk thereโ€™s a lot of smart football players back on the pitch this afternoon in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk and their Street 2 School Soccer Programme - a community sports development initiative based in the LA township in Accra which provides both football and education to local youth ๐Ÿ“š

S2S works by providing football training sessions, matches and a homework club to reintroduce disenfranchised youths back into the school system in addition to offering them continued educational and vocational support. Through this vibrant and inspiring community programme their goal is to continue allowing as many underprivileged children as possible to gain proper access to an education into adulthood.

Kofrodiua, Accra

In August 2018, your Salโ€™s Shoes found their new feet amongst the pupils from 4 schools in a community near Kofrodiua just north of Accra, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Northen Region

In August 2018, every pupil at Bisayim Chapelโ€™s International School, in the Northern Region, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ, and all of the younger children in the wider community [just under 500 kids altogether], received a pair of your Salโ€™s Shoes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ


In September 2018, it was a fantastic football Friday โšฝ๏ธ

Kit generously donated by http://www.thefootprintsfoundation.co.uk and Salโ€™s Shoes football boots were back on the pitch for daily training sessions amongst the U8 & U10 teams at the Street 2 School Soccer Programme run by http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk in Labadi, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ


September 2018

Dear Joe

We just wanted to let you know that, thanks to http://akwaabavolunteers.org.uk, your preloved crocs found their new feet today. 8 year old Estha lives at the Becky Foundation orphanage in a place called Senya in Ghana, West Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Estha read the letter you sent with your shoes and sheโ€™s written you a reply ๐Ÿ–Š

Thanks to you and everybody elseโ€™s generosity and thoughtfulness and the time and effort you all took in sending us your outgrown but not outworn shoes, 85 children aged 3+ all received a pair of Salโ€™s Shoes ๐ŸŒ


In October 2018, the smaller sized trainers and canvas shoes from Hall Grove School and Keston Primary School were finding their new feet in the rural village of Kyereban, neat Pitiku Kwahu in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ


Thanks to http://ankomaoutreach.co.uk itโ€™s been a Salโ€™s Shoes Toe to Toe finding new feet in October 2018 . . . your school shoes go back to school in the village of Ankoma, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ