Street Academy Health Walk gets assistance from GroFin

GroFin Ghana, a financial company interested in the health impact of the society, has presented 115 T-shirts to the Street Academy in Accra.

Street Academy health walk
Street Academy health walk

The presentation forms part of contributions from sponsors to mark this year’s Street Academy Health Walk.

Street Academy health walk
Street Academy health walk
In an Interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Abraham Mensah-Belly, the Investment Manager of GroFin Ghana, said the company had noticed the efforts of the Academy over the years and had decided to help.

“We thought it wise to partner this year’s health walk that would go a long way of having impact in the children’s life in terms of physique and habit,” he said.

Mr Mensah-Belly said the exercise is a good cause and it is the ultimate goal of GroFin Ghana to forge partnership for a healthy worthy course to be met.

“This is our first time GroFin Ghana is partnering a health walk in Ghana and we know if we partner street Academy, the Impact will be great,” he said.

The Investment Manager therefore encouraged other corporate bodies to partner the laudable initiative that would not only build individuals up healthy but the society in general.

Mr Ataa Lartey, the Executive Director of Street Academy, said this year’s annual health walk slated for Saturday July, 16 is on the theme: “Securing a Healthy Environment.”

He explained that the theme is very appropriate especially when children in the school come from areas where they experience poor sanitation and poor hygiene related issues during raining seasons.

“This theme is timely and appropriate for our children who are mostly coming from Jamestown, Bukom, Chorkor and other places along the beaches,” he said.

Mr Lartey indicated that the annual walk must inspire a new sense of responsibility to hygienic living, respecting the dignity of individuals and caring for the environment.

Reverend Godson Kutu, the Board Chairman of Street Academy, said it is the primary goal of the health walk to demonstrate the importance of water, hygiene and sanitation in the various homes.

“We also seek to use this opportunity to show that tropical diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea and malaria can be prevented or their effects minimised.

“That is why we the children, teachers and board members of Street Academy are saying that let us demonstrate the saying “prevention is always better than cure,” he said.

Rev Kutu said the participants would be educated on the use of good, clean water, sanitation and proper hygienic practices.

“We may secure a healthy environment by sense of responsibility, hygienic living, good surroundings, caring and consideration for oneself and others and cleanliness,” he said.

Mr Lartey thanked GroFin Ghana for the support and appealed to other corporate bodies to emulate the kind gesture.

The health walk is supported by GroFin Ghana with MTN, National Lotteries Authority, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Senior Hands and CAL Bank as some of the major sponsors.

The annual Street Academy Health walk which started in 1989 would have Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the Minster of Youth and Sports and Dr Zenator Agyeman-Rawlings, the aspiring Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle joining the walk.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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