Executives of SOS Children’s Villages -Ghana, a Child focused organisation has embarked on a health and wellness walk as part of activities marking the celebration of their 45th Anniversary.
The health walk covered a road distance stretching from Adum Harper Road through the Asafo highway to Asokore Mampong.
The activity was used a medium to engage the leadership and members in a physical exercise, encourage healthy living and ultimately to create awareness of the operations of the organisation in Ghana.
It witnessed a colourful participation of practitioners of the media profession, officials of NBU Project and a number of students who are earning educational support at the Village.
Touching on the anniversary, the Programm’s Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi Mr. Bernard Amoako disclosed in an interview with fox FM online that the event was to celebrate their support for children who have lost parental care and those at the risk of loosing parental care.
SOS Children’s Villages per his indication has been in operation since 1974 and that over 500 children have undergone their tutilage.
He announced that they currently have close to 600 children in all their four centres in Ghana who are receiving the needed support in the areas of basic care, education, good nutrition, shelter, strengthening of the families and advocating for their human rights.
He continued that the children are cared for until authorities are sure that the former can contribute to themselves, their families and the country at large.
Authorities of the organisation he underlined work together with officials of Social Welfare Department to identify children who do not have support and enroll them into their facility.
Mr Benard Amoako however called on donors, cooperate institutions and individuals to assist them with financial support so that they can carry on with the good work for mother Ghana.
Speaking on the sidelines during the health walk, Mr. Daniel Okity Boamah who is the Manager for NBU Project briefed that SOS Children’s Villages Ghana is also into the training of youth within Asokore Mampong under the project.
NBU Project which is an European Union sponsored project and run under SOS Children’s Villages Ghana trains youth of Asokore Mampong aged between 15 to 35 years with Employability and Enterprenuerial skills.
Youth under NBU Project he explained are trained on how to start their own jobs (Enterprenuerial skills ) and on how to prepare CV, prepare for interview, job ethics and mannerism (Employability skills).
No Business as Usual (NBU) is a collaborative project implemented by SOS Children’s Villages Ghana and the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly. The European Union is the major sponsor of the NBU Project.
The project seeks to stimulate youth employment and inclusive socioeconomic growth through joint stakeholder collaboration between the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, CSOs and the private sector.
Objectives of the NBU Project are;
a. Providing training and coaching in entrepreneurship and employability skills targeting 500 youth,as well as organising business networking events through to impact 5000 youth,
B. Enhancing the capacity of Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly to collaborate with CSOs and Private sector to improve revenue mobilisation for local development, promote transparency and social accountability to citizens and pilot two(2) Social Businesses and three (3) Public Private Partnerships in the Municipality.
SOS Children’s Village is a social development organisation with a focus on child welfare. It runs other projects and programs including;
No Business as Usual Project, Save My Mother Cervical Care Screening, Sustainable Livelihood Project, Oral Health Project, End Child Marriage Now, Quality Education Now, Go Teach and Zuozugu 100 Children go to school.