Under its community empowerment initiative labelled ‘Bring a Cheer to your Community’, Vodafone Ghana Foundation has funded seven Ghanaian organizations and individuals engaged in projects with a focus on health, education, technology, children and entrepreneurial development nationwide.The initiative, which was unveiled last year, seeks to empower individuals and institutions to execute sustainable projects that address pertinent issues in their respective communities.
The ultimate benefit is to create a society that is healthy and committed to contributing to the overall economic growth of the country.
The seven projects, selected out of over 40 entries, were given up to GH¢50,000 to undertake several activities, bringing the total support to GH¢350,000
Commenting on the support, Nana Yaa Afriyie Ofori-Koree, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Sustainability said: “We are proud to support Ghanaians who are passionate about solving challenges they have identified in their respective communities. As a Foundation with a mandate to ensure a society with improved lives, we will continue to fashion out ways we can continue to deliver this throughout the country.”
The seven recipients of the support include STEMbees Organisation, an entity with a focus on getting teenage girls interested in computer programming; Divine Mother and Child Foundation, which will be seeking to improve maternal and child health through community outreach programmes with the use of mobile ultrasound scan; Paul Anomah-Kordieh, a visually-impaired Broadcast Journalist with ETV in Ghana, who will use the support to provide learning materials and medical screening for deaf and dumb students in the Eastern Region; and The Sugar Project, championed by Kojo Yankson, a radio presenter at Joy FM.
His project focuses on giving easy access to efficient and reliable diabetes testing and education centres to all the regions in the country.
By: Source: Vodafone Ghana