Zenzero Association donates sports kits to Street Academy
Zenzero Association, a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland, has donated sports kits to the pupils of the Street Academy, a sports and culture non-governmental organisation in Ghana.
The items were to help the pupils in their preparations and participation in sporting activities.
The items worth over GH¢12, 200, included footballs, sets of jerseys, sets of long socks, gloves, whistles and learning materials among others.
President and Founder, Zenzero Association, Miss Jane Lepori, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the donation formed part of the NGO’s project to unearth talents and promote sports among the pupils.
According to her, unearthing talents among underprivileged children, formed part of her organisation’s core mandate.
She also reaffirmed her organisation’s commitment to support sports development and helped unearth many talents in the rural communities in Ghana.
Ms Lepori emphasised the need for every child to be supported to realise their full potential, saying, “for every child, every right.”
She said her organisation had been in the country for the past three years and engaged in projects on education and the environment in communities.
Also, she said her organisation had led the school children in the collection of plastic bottles and recycling of the same into waste bins.
Ms Lepori encouraged the pupils of the school not to feel daunted by their situation but to see themselves as equal to others and work hard to ensure success.
The Executive Director of the Academy, Mr Ataa Lartey, thanked the NGO for their support and commitment towards the school.
“I would say a very big thank you for all that you have been doing for the school and we pray for more to come,” he said.
“As we all know, Oliver Twist asked for more, so we are praying for more to come,” he added.
He said the school was planning to secure an Astro Turf this year, which would serve as a playing ground for the children.
Mr Lartey appealed to institutions, philanthropists and individuals to support the Academy to accomplish its objectives and meet the needs of the children. —GNA