Give Me Hope Foundation in collaboration with Glimmer of Hope Foundation, AIM Ghana and supporting partners reached out to Chorkor community and its environs in a project dubbed “Smiles With Street Children Outreach”, the much-talked-about charity programme for underprivileged.
The program, the ‘Smiles With Street Children Outreach’ programme was fun-packed with so many free activities including; free health screening, free medication, mentorships, food, clothes, drink bazar, games as well as entertainment and specific items for nursing mothers.
The programme brought together over one thousand (1000) underprivileged members from the community to benefit immensely.
Wisdom Dordoe, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Give Me Hope Foundation in an interview with the media noted that the NGO was set up to be the voice for children and the less privileged in society, with the aim of restoring hope and inspiring lives for the underprivileged into greatness.
Miss Ernestina Mensah CEO, Glimmer of Hope Foundation said the NGO was set up to reach out to the less privileged in society and most importantly alleviate poverty by providing education to children and to give them a sense of belongingness. She believes educating children is the key to stopping the cycle of poverty and providing quality human capital to society.
Gladys Biney of AIM Ghana added “We are not relenting on what we have set out to do, though it has always been difficult mobilising for such a worthy cause, throughout our activities, we have been able to reach out to many communities across the country and we seek to continue,” she said.
The over 200 children who were not in school or were school drop-outs were registered during the program and plans are underway to get them back to school and provide the necessary support said by Wisdom Dordoe.
Dr. Gloria Amegatcher, Vice President, Give Me Hope Foundation said the health screening, which bothered on malaria screening, hepatitis B, Haemoglobin, Glucose Levels, anemia, waist pains, malnutrition in children, was one of the foundations’ activities, which was free to children in the slums due to the difficulties in getting medical check-up.
The program was attended by invited dignitaries such as Alfred Oko Vanderpuije the member of parliament for Ablekuma South Constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Mr Affail Monney, the current president of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and
Chief of the community, who congratulated the various NGOs for the kind gesture appealed to other NGOs, Corporate Bodies and Institutions to come to the aid of the less privileged in society to provide education for children and put some smiles on their faces.
Wisdom Dordoe and the collaborators expressed gratitude to the entire team for giving out their best in seeing the project through, not forgetting their partners Pato Suppressors foundation , Tim No Boss Barbering College, DOSK Foundation and Ade-Daa’s Consulting Investment.
They are also appreciative of the eminent support given by Covenant Family Community Church where the founder of Glimmer of Hope Foundation; Ernestina Mensah worships.