The aim of the project is to equip and assist people in dire need with basic life supporting items ranging from clothing, household items to school items (stationary, books, uniform, sports items, toys and food trays) and medical supplies in their communities.
The practice which occurred every year within the Wa catchment area has for the last two years been spread to so many remote and hard to reach communities within the two regions.
New communities and institutions reached
To continue spreading its geographical coverage, this year the C4C spread to other beneficiaries from three districts- Wa West of Upper West, Builsa South and North of the Upper East Region totaling 895 beneficiaries.
The areas are Sandema Hospital, Awusiyeri (55), Bachonsa (100), Pitingsa (120), Baasa (250), Fumbisi Senior High School (1500 students), Calvary Charismatic Centre (50 church members), Musidema (120), Logvogsa (90), Anapilyeri (110), Gobsa (160), Kanjarga ICT Centre and the Kanjarga Health Centre.
The paramount Chiefs of Builsa North and Kanjarga thanked the C4C and its partner for their continued support to their communities on behalf of the people and prayed the gesture continued. A total of 13 institutions in all the beneficiary districts were served.
Surprise and individual donations
The distribution also benefitted some school children who were identified as needy and walking over seven kilometers to school were also given bicycles. The items were given to their surprises.
Long standing partnership
The partnership has been a long standing one between the two organizations, CART has supported C4C in its women empowerment project which benefited 105 women farmers from the districts of Sissala East, Lambussie-Karni and Wa West in 2014.
The project provides soya and maize production and soap making training. In both trainings, materials and supplies were handed over to the women for their start-up production where they appreciated.
?We thank CART for continuing to believe in us and our objectives; together with them and their supporters in the UK, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve especially the school children in the far flung communities of the Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana,? says an elated Ms. Ruby Yap, executive director.
As long as there are communities and institutions which are less endowed, C4C will be supporting them with the help of our donor CART who believes in caring for the less privileged, Ms. Yap added.
C4C is a non-governmental organization aims to raise secured families using ecologically sustainable local farm base strategies, adaptable income generating activities and available forms of educations as means of closing poverty gap in Ghana and is based in Wa Municipal in the Upper West Region.
Source : Coalition for Change ghana