Integration Foundation, a UK-based non-governmental organization (NGO) would soon be assisting some deprived communities in the country in the area of health and education, as part of its project of improving the living conditions of the under-privileged.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Foundation, Madam Judith Appiah-Nti, the foundation would assist government to improve the quality of lives of children in the country by implementing projects in the area of health, education, mental health, maternity, child care and HIV/AIDS.
She said, they undertook a feasibility study in the country in 2011 with the assistance of government and are in the country to start preparations for the implementation of the recommendations of the studies, in collaboration with the government and other NGOs.
Madam Appiah-Nti said the projects include the building of libraries, health facilities and distribution of educational materials to pupils in some communities. The foundation would also embark on education on HIV/AIDS to help curb its spread.
The Minister of State at the Presidency, in charge of Social and Allied Institutions, Mrs. Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, who received the delegation from the Foundation, in Accra, stated that government was ready to work with them to ensure that deprived communities benefit from the foundation’s project, adding that government would help them identify areas that mostly need their support.
She expressed delight at their gesture, stating that their project was in line with her Ministry’s work which is to bring social services to all Ghanaians, especially those in remote or island communities.
She said she would liaise with other ministries such as Health and Education to make the project more fruitful.