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Regional News of Saturday, 2 February 2019

Source: GMHF

Give Me Hope Foundation sends out-of-school children back to classroom

Wisdom Dordoe, founder of Give Me Hope Foundation and some of the school children

A non-governmental organization, Sponsor a Child to School Initiative, has given thirty out-of-school children sponsorship to go back to school and gave out educational materials such as school fees, uniforms bags, shoes and writing materials, among others, were distributed to the children in deprived communities school,

The event, made up of career talks, mentorship and skills acquisition for the children living in the deprived schools, was in accordance with the advocacy program of the organization.

While many children in the slum do not go to school due to lack school fees, uniforms, books and shoes and clothes, the slum environment, poverty and lack of educational supports are enough challenges in ensuring quality education and satisfactory learning achievement for the children living in the deprived area.

It is not rare to see cases of 100's children who find themselves in difficult situations and out of school due to lack of educational supports.

Some of these children are orphans, some parents are in prison, some are abandoned children and some families are also very poor and can’t afford just a uniform. It is heartbreaking to see children wearing tattered clothes to school.

Wisdom Dordoe the founder of Give Me Hope Foundation said the programme is under the organization’ Sponsor a child to school project which aims at ensuring that no child is left out of the classroom.

"The hopes of our nation rests on the shoulders of the children. Thus, it is our responsibility to help them march forward in life. And, so that they become assets for the country, we need to take care of their food, health, and education, now. And, that is the intention behind the Sponsor a Child to School campaign."

He expressed his appreciation to the following people for supporting them to send back 20 children to school.

The foundation is calling on institutions, NGOs, philanthropist, donors, advocates to support this cause by sponsoring /partnering/ or donating in touching more lives.

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