US soldier leads walk for education in Ghana
A Ghanaian with the 518th Sustainment Brigade, Knightdale, North
Carolina, USA is championing the cause of education of children in
and around Kisseman in Accra, a community he grew up.
SSG Amezado Raymond heads Ngorli, a non-governmental organization
dedicated to working with children to maximize their potential and
also to improving the communities where they live.
On Saturday, Ngorli, an ewe language which means Hope or Future,
embarked a 5km walk for education to among other things raise
awareness, funds and logistics to be used in educating children in
Kisseman and its immediate environs.
The walk brought together stakeholders of education in and around
Kisseman with participants bringing along educational materials like
exercise book and text books, pens and pencils to be donated to
needy kids in the vicinity.
William Tengey, Public Relations Officer of the organization said in
September 2015, which marks the beginning of the school calendar
year, parents can come for free school supplies ranging from school
bags, exercise books, pens, pencils and any special school supplies
A small community in Accra, Kisseman is bounded by well-endowed
communities like East Legon Achimota and boasts of a number of elite
schools in Ghana (Achimota, Accra Girls Legon Presec, University of
Ghana and GIMPA, yet it is becoming mission impossible for our
citizens to go to such schools and school dropout is becoming the
norm of the day,” Tengey said.
He was optimistic the walk will raise awareness about the plight of
the people living in those communities and seek public support to
arrest the situation.
"We are trying to promote education in Ghana but we are starting
from here. The education in Ghana is going on; we have a lot of
children going to school but the quality of education is suspect,
SSG Amezado Raymond said after the walk.
"I reside in America and the quality of education in America and
Ghana is not the same but we are trying to bridge that gap.
He said the walk for education will help residents living in
Kisseman, Christian Village, Alogboshie, West Legon area.
Source: Joy Online
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