Welcome to our site. Noviha is a registered charity number 1125922 established since 1981.
Noviha’s mission is to create a sense of belonging by relieving poverty, promoting well-being and advocate self-reliance for Ewes, their families and friends in the UK and Ghana. We prioritise the well being of our youth and collaborate with other organisations and the Ghana High Commission in promoting youth programmes to achieve this aim.
Noviha Sponsored Walk 2013
Noviha members, their friends and families have successfully completed the Noviha Sponsored Walk 2013 on the 6th of July, 2013. The event has been well covered and featured in both the local and international media. This is a Noviha Annual Sponsored walk in support of premature babies at the Keta Hospital in Ghana. The walk began and finish at City Hall, London. The 10 mile walk covering eight of the most beautiful London bridges provided the walkers the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking London view and the icing on the cake of generating funds through their sponsorship for premature babies. Noviha is a health conscious organisation, and the Sponsored Walks achieved the Noviha's twin objects of fitness for its members and fundraising for its chosen charities.
Community Action on the Elderly
Community Action on the Elderly "CATE" is a new Noviha UK friendship project aimed at reducing isolation, improving health and encouraging community participation among people who are 60 years and above in London.The project has been very active in involving participants in weekly interactive and creative workshops led by professionals to discuss health, social and cultural topics like benefits, healthy living, obesity and diabetes, men and women’s issues, marriages, traditions and many more. They play games, exercise to Age UK health videos, play, listen and dance to traditional music as well as learn basic computer skills. Free food, tea and coffee are served.
Noviha celebrated Hogbetsotso 2012 on 1st September, at Tottenham Leisure Centre
The festival commemorated the great exodus and dispersal of the Ewes The history of the migration which led to the present day settlements in the various towns and suburbs in the Volta Region of Ghana. The celebration received wide publication and was well attended by people mainly from UK and the Ewe Diaspora in continental Europe. The occasion was graced by chiefs from the Volta Region of Ghana, members of the Ghana High Commission in UK and Chairs and leaders of various Ghanaian Associations as well as representatives of our sponsors. The event is in aid of supporting the care of premature babies, health and education within the Volta Region. The Highlights was the Procession of Chiefs and Queen Mothers from the Volta Region of Ghana, dramatisation of the Hogbetsotso story, the graceful rendition of the Ewe traditional dances Atsiagbekor, Ganu, Agbadza etc and the serving and consuming of Ewe traditional cuisine. Most importantly, dancing the night away with the latest highlife and Azontos from Ghana. On 1st September 2012 the place to be seen was Tottenham Leisure Centre at the Hogbetsotso Festival.
Who we are
Noviha started in 1981 as a welfare organisation to support its members in times of hardship. Our Vision is to be an enterprising social organisation running services and providing support that will make our communities’ lives better than they are today. Our Values shape what we do, how we do it and why. We will act with integrity; promote equality and diversity, prioritising those in greatest need and take pride in our culture, ethos and heritage. Noviha's mission is to relieve poverty, promote well-being, advocate self-reliance and create a sense of belonging for Ewes, their families and friends in the UK and Ghana. Noviha Governed by Memoranda of Association and is run by Trustees Read More about who we are
At Noviha we strongly believe in our motto that Nɔvikpɔkpɔe nye Nɔviwɔwɔ. Membership of Noviha is strictly by attending one of our general meetings, filling the membership formsand paying the appropriate membership fees. The proposed member is then introduced to other members, accepted as a member and given the heartwarming Noviha embrace and welcome. The growing membership of Noviha and their willingness to work together to improve the life experiences of others were instrumental to our past successes. We acknowledge and appreciate the talents brought in by new members. There is still more to do and so we want you to join us and tell us how we can improve. Come and let us keep transforming the lives of others who are less fortunate and by so doing transform our own.
Education and Health Projects
Education and Health priority projects supported by Noviha. Health and Education, especially of children, are Noviha’s priorities. Noviha is making a donation in January 2012 to support premature baby care at the Keta District Hospital. Noviha, in the last year, donated sizeable consignments of medical equipment to hospitals and clinics in Ghana. Education Noviha, since 2005, has provided financial support to impoverished students. Noviha over the years has also donated over 28,000 books to schools and libraries in Ghana. Noviha supports its members through alleviation of loneliness by organizing away days.
Online Education and Cultural Programmes
Noviha recently started Ewe language classes for beginners and refresher programmes for the youth and members of the charity. The Charity will be expanding this programme through its online projects to include a repertoire of Ewe dances such as Agbadza, Ganu, Gadzo and Bobobo. We will also be teaching Ewe language, traditions and customs such as Engagements (Nyonutabiabia), Out-dooring (Vihehe de go) Ewe proverbs and Story Telling (Egli kple Adzototo) as well as providing an online forum for exchanging ideas.