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Children & Young People · 01:26

PAA KWESI PROJECT

  • By ALFRED ABAKAH · Ghana, SSA

 

PAA KWESI PROJECT

Main aim of the charity

TO BRING HOPE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED CHILD

How the employee got involved and why

MY WIFE PREVENTED A YOUNG LADY FROM GOING FOR AN ABORTION TO TERMINATE HER PREGANCY WHICH WAS 5 MONTHS OLD.I ADVISIED THAT THE GIRL COME AND LIVE WITH US AND WE TOOK CARE OF HER TILL SHE DELIVERED SINCE HER BOYFRIEND SHE WAS COHABITING WITH IN AN UNCOMPLETED BUILDING, KEPT BEATING HER EVN IN HER PREGNANT STATE.BABY IS NOW TWO YEARS OLD GIRL HAS GOT INTO PROSTITUTION AND WENT AND DUMPED BABY ON HER BOYFRIEND WHO IS UNEMPLOYED.SHE STOPPED HER APPRENTICESHIP AS A HAIRDRESSER WHICH I GAVE HER MONEY TO GET INTO.BOYFRIEND HAD WANTED TO TAKE BABY PAA KWESI TO THE VILLAGE BUT I CONVINCED HIM TO BRING HIM TO MY WIFE AND I TO BRING HIM UP AND TAKE HIM TO SCHOOL.HE STANDS A BETTER CHANCE IN SUCCEEDING IN LIFE IN THE CITY,I TOLD THE FATHER.A GOOD EDUCATION WOULD BE THE KEY TO A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR LITTLE PAA KWESI.THIS IS MY PASSION TO GIVE PAA KWESI A HOPE TOGETHER WITH MY WIFE AND FAMILY.ALONG THE WAY I WILL REACH OUT FOR THE MOTHER BUT PAA KWESI FIRST SINCE HE IS THE FUTURE LEADER OF TOMORROW.

What work does the employee do for charity?

RIGHT NOW I AM FULLY INVOLVED IN THE TOTAL UPKEEP OF PAA KWESI.THAT IS SEEING TO HIS MEDICAL CARE,FEEDING AND SHELTER AS HE IS LIVING WITH ME AND MY FAMILY.I HAVE ALSO HAD HIM ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL IN OUR COMMUNITY CALLED HAYFRON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AT THE CRECHE.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

WINNING WILL IMPACT POSITIVELY ON THE UPKEEP AND EDUCATION OF PAA KWESI SINCE IT'S AN UPHILL TASK AT THE MOMENT MEETING ALL EXPENSES ON PAA KWESI ONLY FROM MY SALARY AND THAT OF MY WIFE.WINNING WILL ALSO ENCOURAGE ME TO REACH OUT FOR MORE UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN AND PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE SOCIETY WHO NEED JUST A LITTLE PUSH TO MAKE IT IN LIFE.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

WINNING WILL MAKE ME PRIVILEGED AND HUMBLED TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE STORY TO MAKE LIFE A BETTER PLACE FOR SOMEONE.

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