500 children in Jamestown, Ussher Fort receive exercise books

Street Academy, an informal education organisation, over the weekend donated assorted exercise books worth about Gh₵‎ 6,000 to children within the Odododiodoo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

The books form part of the Street Academy’s programme of boosting education and empowering children within the coastal areas to learn for a brighter future.

The exercise, done in collaboration with Seapro Trade, saw about 500 children in Jamestown and Ussher Fort benefitting from the distribution of the books.

At a brief ceremony in Accra over the weekend, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seapro Trade, Ms Melani Mennella, said about 4,000 books were supplied to the beneficiaries.

She said her outfit remained positive and committed to supporting the Street Academy to improve early grade reading and to offer inclusive refuge for under-resourced and under-privileged children to enhance their full potentials.  

Ms Mennella noted that the idea of education was critically important, and underscored the need for parents within the coastal areas in the country to make education paramount to their wards in order to give them choices in life.

Mr Ataa Lartey, the CEO of The Street Academy, commended Seapro Trade for supporting his outfit in its quest to provide hope for the underprivileged pupils and children within the Ussher Fort and Jamestown.

He said the books came as a great relief to the teachers and parents as well as the pupils as it will facilitate teaching and learning in their respective schools.

Mr Lartey indicated that the donation would enable the schoolchildren to be at par with their counterparts from well-resourced homes.

He, therefore, pledged his outfit’s commitment to developing a seamless education from basic to tertiary by removing barriers, while honing talents to raise professional footballers and musicians.

“I am planning to build recreational facility for children to read and engage in spotting activities because in this big area there is no such thing, even the children’s park is deteriorated,” Mr Lartey added.


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