The Street Academy, in partnership with Outpouring to the Nations (OTTN), an educational charity organisation, has donated 4,500 exercise books to support deprived pupils in Accra.
The donation is to ensure access to quality education, and each beneficiary child received 15 exercise books to help them in the 2016/2017 academic year.
The partnership is to help in enhancing the work of Street Academy towards helping needy children to secure access to formal education.
Mr. Ataa Lartey, Chief Executive Officer of Street Academy believes poverty should not be allowed to hinder children’s access to education, adding that education was to key to overcome poverty.
“The organisation supports children to have formal education and if children are well educated they can become whatever they want to be. It could also reduce social vices in the society,” he said.
He explained that their target was children within Accra Central, especially the fishing community of Osu.
Mr. Lartey wished all children a fruitful term in school and called on the public and stakeholders to support the education of needy children.
Dr. Victoria Smith, Volunteer Managing Trustee of OTTN explained that her outfit remained committed to ensuring that all pupils, particularly those from deprived homes, have exercise books for academic exercises.
She said OTTN was also providing health-posts in schools for children to receive immediate first aid medical care so as to protect the health of children.
Meanwhile, Victory International Foundation also donated GH¢10,000.00 to the Street Academy to support the enrolment of needy children into school.
Dr. Joycelyn Johnson, Vice President of Victory International Foundation, presenting the cheque, said the donation was to aid the enrolment of 27 children into formal education this year.