Street Academy receives $1,000 sports kits from benefactors
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Zenzero Association, an international non-governmental organisation last Friday donated sports kits worth about $1,000 to the Street Academy in Accra to unearth talents of the less privileged pupils.
The items included sets of jer seys, sets of long socks, footballs, gloves, whistles and learning materials.
Donating the items, the President and Founder of Zenzero Association, Ms Jane Lepori said the gesture formed part of her outfit’s project to support needy but brilliant pupils and students in Ghana to reach their full potential as well as promote sports and healthy lifestyle among them.
She stated that helping the underprivileged pupils was also a way of empowering them to become a responsible citizens, fend for them selves and contribute their quota towards the development of Ghana.
Ms Lepori used the opportunity to educate the pupils on the need to keep the environment clean by keeping plastic waste for recycling purposes.
“Plastic recycling is important because dumping plastic bottles on the environment has a huge negative effect. This causes flooding and emissions of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.”
“Recycling our waste products is not only better for the environment, but it means that there is less rubbish buried on landfill sites,” she added.
Ms Lepori pledged her outfit’s commitment to support Street Academy to build recreational facility to develop sporting activities among the pupils.
Receiving the items, the Execu tive Director of the Academy, Mr Ataa Lartey thanked the NGO for their support and commitment towards the enhancement of the school.
“I would say a very big thank you for all that you have been doing for the School and we pray for more to come,” he added.
Mr Lartey called on other benevo lent organisations to support Street Academy in meeting the needs of the pupils.
By Joyceline Natally Cudjoe