A non-governmental organization, Give Me Hope Foundation, under its "Sponsor a Child to School Initiative", has given thirty out-of-school children, sponsorship to go back to school.
The NGO also distributed educational materials such as school fees, uniforms bags, shoes and writing materials, among others to the children in deprived communities.
The event, which witnessed career talks, mentorship and skills acquisition for the children living in the deprived schools, was in accordance with the advocacy program of the organization.
While many children in the slum do not go to school due to lack school fees, uniforms, books and shoes and clothes; the slum environment, poverty and lack of educational supports are enough challenges in ensuring quality education and satisfactory learning achievement for the children living in the deprived communities.
It is not rare to see cases of 100 children who find themselves in difficult situations and are out of school due to lack of educational supports.
Some of these children are orphans, some parents are in prison, some are abandoned children and some families are also very poor and can’t afford just a uniform. It's heart breaking to see children wearing tattered clothes to school.
Wisdom Dordoe, the founder of Give Me Hope Foundation, said the programme is under the organization’ Sponsor a child to school project which aims at ensuring that no child is left out of the classroom.
"The hopes of our nation rest on the shoulders of the children. Thus, it is our responsibility to help them march forward in life. So that they become assets for the country, we need to take care of their food, health, and education, now. And that is the intention behind the Sponsor a Child to School campaign," he revealed.
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