Street Academy marks Eid-ul-Fitr with party for over 400 street children

Street Academy marks Eid-ul-Fitr with party for over 400 street children

Some of the children feted to mark Eid-ul-fitr

 The Street Academy, a non-Gov­ernmental Organisation (NGO), last week feted over 400 chil­dren of the Academy and other street children to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-fitr.

The children were given packs of assorted rice, drinks, and candies among others.

Ataa Lartey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Academy told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that “It is our duty to care for the vulnerable and show them love even beyond Ramadan. We must continue to show love to mankind.”

He said every child had the right to worship and “as it was done for the Christians during Christmas, it is time to also celebrate with the Muslims among us.”

Ataa Lartey said the welfare of children was the responsibility of all and called on stakeholders to commit more resources aid agencies like the Academy to rid the streets of these unfortunate children.

He called for support for the construction of an Astro turf for the school and the community, saying the school was a sport academy hence the need for the Astro turf to help the children.

The Street Academy is a non-gov­ernmental organisation, which is a community-based project built to take care of children who have not had the opportunity to go to school.

It offers inclusive refuge for un­der-resourced and under-privileged children by providing an alternative school curriculum rooted in informal academic teachings, sports, music, art, and culture.

The Academy is a three-year bridge programme preparing students for mainstream education, the public school system and vocational training.

Committed to the most vulnera­ble children, the Street Academy is 100 per cent free, sponsoring books, uniforms, and two meals a day.

 By Spectator Reporter

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