As part of efforts to support Ghana in achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of education, Afrochella, an afro music, and cultural festival, is renovating the Genesis Academy.The Genesis Academy is a school for the orphanage.It is located in Jamestown, a suburb of Ghana’s capital, Accra.Spokesperson of Afrochella, Gifty Boakye, told DGN Online in an
interview that the renovation would lead to the provision of a “solid
roof on the school’s building.”According to her, Afrochella has raised about GH¢ 28,000 for the renovation.
She hinted that additionally, Afrochella would provide about 150 backpacks, books, crayons, pens and papers to pupils of the Genesis Academy.In 2018, Afrochella supported WaterAid Ghana with an amount of GH¢ 10,000 as part of its charity initiatives.Ms. Boakye said this year, Afrochella is interested in supporting the Ghanaian Government’s agenda of providing quality education for all its citizens. She said to develop, it was key for Ghana to achieve the SDGs, noting that there was the need for all stakeholders to support the state in providing quality education.
PHOTOS: DHF Launches Breast Cancer Project.
Dorothy’s Hope Foundation (DHF), an organization working to create breast cancer awareness, has turned up the notch in its efforts to save lives from cancer in Ghana and Africa by outdooring a new project dubbed: ‘Eye For Cancer’.
The project would bring professionals and social networks across the world to fight against breast cancer and cancer as a whole.
It hopes to achieve this through education and creating awareness, development of accessible state of the art cancer screening facilities and the construction of the one Africa cancer treatment center.
Founder of DHF, Dorothy Amuah, a cancer survivor, speaking at the launch of the project, noted that it was a great endeavor for Africa in cancer prevention and care.
She said Africa faced cancer problems that have been defied by other parts of the world decades ago, thus stressing the need for urgent efforts and measures to be put in to ensure cure and survival rates improve.
“These measures need to be applied as urgently as possible. We are truly on the edge of a disaster. But what we cannot accept is the huge gaps in prospects for cure, survival, and a dignified death that divide the world according to wealth,” she asked
She noted that the Eye for Cancer project seeks to bridge the gap in care and treatment for cancer patients.
“It’s time for Africans to help Africa. Working hand and hand we as a continent have the capability of putting an end to the cancer epidemic that plagues are communities. We have some of the best physicians in the world, but what we are lacking in is infrastructure, funding, and education,” she said.
The DHF Founder further encouraged cancer survivors to share their stories, to connect with patients, survivors and cancer free people, to give hope, celebrate personal milestones, and to recognize those who have supported them along the way.
Present to give their support to the project where Dr. Josephine Nsaful (Surgeon, Breast Cancer Unit - Korle Bu Teaching Hospital), Lailah Crystal Banda(E.I.B. Network), Dr. (Mrs) Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt (Director Technical Co-ordination, Ministry of Health) and Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda (MzVee).
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Jenny’s Foundation To Organize Family Fun Day
Jenny’s Foundation was created by Jennifer Gyemfuah Brown Asenso, to help bring awareness and support to the less privileged children and young adults, focusing more on those with various disabilities such as autism, PMLD, Asperger.Jennyʼs Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in the UK and Ghana, established in 2014 response to helping disabled children and their families
Jenny’s Foundation aims to provide information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. Jenny’s Foundation is committed to listening to and learning from families, and encourage them full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. At JF we believe that individual differences in children are a natural part of life, and that disabilities provide children and adults with unique perspectives, insights and abilities which contribute to the overall well-being of society. Jenny’s Foundation values children as the hope for the evolving improvement of humankind, and places great value on the family as a caring protector of children’s vulnerability, as well as a catalyst for their healthy growth and development, and places a tremendous value on parents because of the contributions they make as the leaders of families toward supporting the health, education, and development of their children at home and in society.
This event is a day with the disable kids and their families at one venue have fun and sametime educate them. There will be games, fashion show , photo shoot and free food and drinks. Venue: Royal Giggle Montessori School, Adenta,Glory Hills-Accra
Time: 11am to 6pm
Date: 13 th April, 2019