AUCC student champions developmental project in Madina-Zongo Community

It is highly of a firm belief in Ghana for that matter Africa that the only way out of poverty is through access to quality education; moreover education has equally been touted as key to a better future of every child in the world. But that dream of a brighter future for most children living within Madina Zongo Community in Accra is not be guaranteed due to a lot of challenges.

Madina Zongo is a community located within Madina, a suburb of Accra in the La-Nkwantang-Madina Municipal Assembly, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, with a population of over 3,000 dwellers.

The Community can only boast of one public school which serves the entire community, educating children morally and academically despite the increasing number of inhabitants.

Although there are a handful of private pre-nursery schools in existence, these schools charge exorbitant tuition fees which most parents are unable to afford therefore simply cannot enroll their wards to study and be great in future.

This unfortunate situation is said to be hampering teaching and learning in the community thereby contributing to lowering standard of education in the country.

But all hope is not yet lost, thanks to the kind intervention of the Mother of all Nations Foundation, a community based NGO in Madina which has established a Charitable Nursery School to assist the community to grow by providing a quality pre-nursery training service to salvage the situation at a reduced rate with the aim of giving children in the community a pre-school experience.

The good news is with a monthly contribution of GH¢20, parents who want their wards enrolled at the Mother of All Nation Foundation’s Charitable Nursery School are guaranteed a serene atmosphere for teaching and learning, a free meal per day as lunch and above all a sound academic training for their wards giving them a secured future in life.

This whole initiative which is a brain child of Zico Abubakar Ishaq Newton, a level 400 student of the African University College of Communication (AUCC), champions the course of education in the Madina Zongo Community.

According Mr. Zico Abubakar Ishaq Newton, popularly known as “King Zico” who is the Director of the Mother of all Nations Foundation, he has only been able to do this by the support of his mother, Sana Kpante of Adompoja Kinderhilfe and her friends in Germany.

The Charitable Nursery School has been in existence for a year and two months with a school population of 70 children and a teaching staff of seven.

The Director of All Nations Foundation says his aim of coming out with such a noble idea is to ensure that no child within the Madina Zongo Community is deprived of basic fundamental education which will eventually mar their future.

He is currently calling on benevolent organizations, public-spirited individuals, philanthropists including churches to come to his aid and support the initiative to grow so that he can achieve his dreams of nurturing young people to champion the course of change they want to see in the community and the nation at large.

“We want people who want to help to come on board and help, share ideas with us and support us to achieve the aim of establishing pre-schools in the deprived communities throughout the country,” he stated.

King Zico said his vision is “to establish a sound charity pre-nursery school of this kind in most deprived communities located within all the ten regions of Ghana if given an empowerment”.

When asked what his expectations will be for the 2016, he said, “I want to expand, to see if we can absolve more students in the country into the School”.

The Mother of all Nations Foundation recently threw an end of the year party for all the 70 school kids to wish them a merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance.

Naturally made fruit juices were served with variety of delicious cooked foods for each child amidst entertainment, fun and merry-making. In addition to that every kid had sweets galore home as a present for Christmas.

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