The Pumpkins Foundation, an Accra based non-governmental organisation has adopted an under-privileged school in the Greater Accra region as part of a general programme of extending a hand of support to children in need.
The child-focused organisation has already adopted the Tupaa community in which the school is located and has lined a comprehensive programme to put smiles on the faces of residents especially the children.
According to Baisiwa Dowuona-Hammond, Executive Director of the foundation, the 2014 Pumpkins Charity Festival aims at raising funds to meet its objective at Tupaa.
The foundation has commenced garnering resources from organisations for the lofty project.
Last year, the foundation was unable to raise enough resources for the provision of learning materials, uniforms, shoes, classroom resources and sanitation means for pupils of Tupaa M/A School.
This year’s charity activity, according to Baisiwaa, is aimed at making good what they were unable to accomplish earlier. She added, ‘Our programme seeks to draw the nation’s attention to the plight of under-privileged children who go through tremendous challenges living up to their full potential.’
The 2014 activities would include Shop For Charity, which is geared towards acquiring educational materials, footwear, toys, clothing and other items children need for their development.
The activity is billed for the Alisa Hotel in September 27-28, 2014, followed by a fundraising dinner also at the same venue on October 4, 2014; proceeds of which would go into the school’s library project.
Also lined up are a health walk, road safety and fire education, free medical clinics among others at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Tupaa is in the Ga South District of the Greater Accra Region near Obom. The foundation seeks to add to its list of projects assistance to other under-privileged children and their families in deprived areas, the development of community empowerment programmes within the various education centres.
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