The Street Academy, a sports and culture non-governmental organization on Saturday held its annual stakeholders meeting and fundraising in Accra.
The meeting was also to account for what donors and benevolent organisations have supported the academy with from the beginning of the year and also appealed for support.
Speaking at the event, the Board Chairperson, Madam Lydia Sackey said, the academy has been in existence for over 30 years through the help of benevolent organisations and individuals.
She said “We take children from the streets and nurture them- the academically inclined ones are offered admission through the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the skilled ones are also trained in sporting disciplines such as boxing and football.”
According to her, the academy needs support to take care of over 60 children with feeding, offering them education, sports and culture.
A Patron of the Academy, Nii Boye Abbey said he was moved by the good works of AtaaLartey (Executive Director of Street Academy), having known him for over a decade.
He said there was pure joy being associated with Street Academy because it is an opportunity for children to have a better life.
Mr Abbey said “it is a clarion call to all stakeholders to help as a corporate social responsibility to give to these children who ordinarily will not have any sense of belonging but will one day become people of substance.”
The Executive Director of the Academy, AtaaLartey said there were plans of constructing a mini-stadium at the premises of the academy to nurture sports men and women.
“We will soon put up a mini-stadium here to produce great boxers like Joseph Agbeko, Christian Mensah and others. We plead with stakeholders to support the academy with food stuff to be able to feed the children,” he said.
Former Deputy Minister of Interior and Lawyer, Mr EffahDartey supported the academy with Gh¢5,000 while a product of Street Academy and former World Bantamweight Organisation (WBO), Joseph Agbekopledged an undisclosed amount of money.
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