Wow wow wow wow wow. We have loved hearing news from our partners Hope Works Ghana, an amazing organisation that is committed to enabling youth, especially those with learning disabilities and additional needs, to discover and achieve their dreams. We have had the pleasure of working closely with Hope Works over the years, and we've even been able to visit them with some of our own young people.
During the COVID pandemic, Hope Works have been working on some fantastic initiatives to help young people live responsibly and understand social distancing. Have a look at some of the photos:
What is the Reach Out Project?
With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting many lives and it's impacts being unparalleled; children and individuals with special needs and disabilities are not exempt from this impact.
In order to respond to Covid-19 with the Special Needs families already underrepresented, Hope Works Ghana has launched the Reach Out project in an effort to make a stand for about 5,000 vulnerable children and individuals with special needs and disabilities in deprived communities.
Our aim is to mobilise at least GH1 million worth of support, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), financial support, food items and water supply to support vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and less privileged families, children and individuals with special needs and disabilities.
What Have they been Doing?
Since the launch of the project, 120 children and individuals with special needs and disabilities from Castle Road Special School of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital in Adabraka and Chorkor and James Town in Accra have benefitted from the project.
There have been lots of different ways that we've been able to provide support: we've been distributing sets of veronica buckets, bowls, tissues, liquid soaps, hand sanitizers and face masks, and engaging with public education and youth work provision, to enable them to fight and/or reduce the effect of the spread.
How Can we Help?
The third phase of the project is targeted at over 200 vulnerable children and individuals in Kasoa/Bawjiase in the Ewutu Senya Constituency.
We can only achieve our goal with your support - which we need now. And so, we are humbly requesting your support for food items and/or PPE - this will be used directly to provide hand sanitizers, face masks, liquid soap, buckets, bowls etc for the communities.
You can give to Hopeworks in any of these ways:
Ac Name: Hopeworks Ghana
Bank: Republic Bank Ghana
A/c No: 0044972051017
SWIFT code: HFCAGHAC
Online Payment Transfer:
Card: Mastercard Cash Plus Card
A/c Name: MS GNE Ghana Project
A/c No: 96595739
Sort Code: 08-71-99