In pursuit of its mission to provide essential support to the rural population, a non-governmental organization (NGO), As I Grow, has reached out to five underserved communities in the Okere district of the Eastern region.
Residents from these communities—Asaase Korkoo, Gbemumu, Bekoe, Nyawosor, and Bewasi—received donations of second-hand clothes, shoes, and bags, along with benefiting from free medical screenings.
As part of the empowerment initiatives, the five communities engaged in programmes focused on economic empowerment, including savings initiatives, advocacy campaigns against teenage pregnancy, and discussions emphasizing the importance of education for the residents.
During a well-attended gathering at the Asaase Korkoo park, involving residents from the five communities, parents were urged to take responsibility and actively contribute to their children’s education.
It was emphasized that while the central government has a mandatory role in providing education, including infrastructure and logistics, the crucial roles of parents and teachers in ensuring quality education cannot be overlooked.
In a media statement, Debrah Bekoe Isaac, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of As I Grow, expressed satisfaction and profound joy when witnessing smiles and happiness on the faces of individuals in deprived communities.
He highlighted that the organization’s primary goal is to alleviate poverty in these communities through education, health, and empowerment, equipping people with economic and social skills.
Mr. Debrah Bekoe called upon the government, institutions, and financially capable individuals to shift their focus and extend support to these deprived communities.