An Accra-based NGO will Saturday September 17, volunteer paint to the Old Akrade Presby Basic School in the Asuogyaman District, Akosombo/ ER.
This is part of their regular Project 1000/ Paint Splash initiative, where at the beginning of every academic year, they visit and renovate schools in deprived communities; usually painting, roofing and donating stationary.
Team leader Kofi Effah describes the project as very dear to the heart of the team as kindness –especially to kids –is kindness to our own selves:
“At Dress-A-Kid, we just love kids. We believe they are our brightest stars and life-line. It is important for anyone in the position to be of help to do something as in the end, our purpose on earth as humans is to make each other’s lives better”, he told ENEWSGH.
Effah also submits to ENEWSGH that it’s a privilege to be part of Dress-A-Kid Foundation, and maintains that charity is the duty of all.
“I’m humbled to be part of a community which takes volunteering this seriously, but the intent alone doesn’t achieve much –action does.To us, the smallest act of kindness is the better than a million of grand intentions. It is why we appeal to the general public to support with buckets of paint, stationary and any other way they can so kids in these communities can smile too. There’s so much we take for granted if we’re a little privileged, but others deserve the same opportunities as us.”
Formed in 2011, Dress-A-Kid Foundation also embarks on other projects which involve donating chocolate to kids February 14, celebrating Christmas with deprived kids, as well as mobilizing clothes for the needy. So far, they have visited 22 communities and touched some 5000 kids. They have clothed an entire Island in Dangme East, and helped complete the Mempe Meho Asem Methodist Basic School in the Eastern Region of Ghana. They’ve also sewn new African Prints for Five Orphanages in Accra and Tema with their fashion line DAK Wear.
To support, visit their website