Miss Malaika 2012, Miss Sharon Coffie as part of her reign decided to kick off her project with a donation to the Special Attention Projects a Non Governmental Organization which caters for children with special learning difficulties.
Special Attention Projects started in 2008 assisting children on the streets who have learning difficulties which cannot be handled in a normal classroom and for this matter end up not being in school. The Special Attention Projects have trained teachers who assist the children to overcome their learning difficulties and also discover their talents be it drumming and dancing, bead making, carpentry or drama. So for these kids is not only just conquering their fears when it comes to learning but also developing a talent which could one day be a means of livelihood for them.
One major challenge facing the Special Attention Projects is support from corporate bodies and individuals; touched by their plight Miss Sharon Coffie donated used clothings, food items such as rice, cooking oil, onions and confectionaries.
The children who could not hide their joy of seeing the beauty queen and her kind gesture did a little dance performance as their way of saying thank you and how her kindness and thoughtfulness has put a smile on their faces. The Deputy Project Coordinator, Mr Bernard Boahene was full of praise for the Miss Malaika 2012 beauty queen Miss Sharon Coffie for the donation and hoped that this will not be the end of such donations. He was also grateful to GhOne entertainment television and all the sponsors who made the donation possible.
Miss Sharon Coffie thanked her sponsors UT Bank and Shoprite and also thanked the teachers and directors of the Special Attention Projects encouraging them to keep on with the good work they are doing for the children and promised that anytime they call on her, she will be there to help.