Accra, Sept. 29, GNA - The management of the Street Academy, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has organised a Donors Cocktail Night to raise funds in support of children in Accra.
Mr Ismael Aryiitey, Former Member of Parliament for Odododiodio said the academy caters for the needs of poor urban children, who cannot go to school due to financial reasons and that most of the children come from poor neighborhoods like Chorkor, Bukom, James Town and Osu in Accra.
He said the fun raising could be achieved with support from corporate organizations and individuals to establish a worthy future for the children and urged corporate institutions to support the academy.
Mr Aryiitey said the children, who receive care at the Academy are given uniforms, basic school materials and daily prepared meals.
Dr Oncy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first president Dr Kwame Nkrumah, said children were the future of all nations and that a special care should be provided for the children for their development.
He said Ghana needs to make special provisions for street children and orphans, adding that, “If we do good to the children, they would be good to us in future.”
Mr Atta Lartey, Executive Director of the Academy, said the institution was established to provide educational assistance for school drop-outs and other young people who do not get the chance to go to school.
He said the fund-raising was necessary because the academy was lacking some basic needs as well as building to house the children.
Mr Lartey said the Academy also provides sports, music and cultural training for the kids to help guide them to discover their talents.
He appealed to corporate institutions and other individuals to donate in cash and kind, to give the children of the Academy a good care, adding, “We can get a President from amongst them in future.”