BASICS International celebrates 14 years of changing lives in Chorkor

Brothers and Sisters In Christ Serving International (B.A.S.IC.S) International, a faith based charity organisation located in the fishing community of Chorkor, Ghana, has celebrated its 14 th Anniversary of impactful existence in Ghana.

The celebration was commemorated with a ‘Thank You’ dinner at the Royale Fiesta Hotel on January 12, 2014, in honour of all BASICS Int. sponsors and stakeholders both past and present.

Sponsors honoured were Lycopodium, African Mining Services, Geodrill, Barclays, African Women Development, Ice Cool Water, Royale Fiesta, Antrak Air amongst others.

Special Guest for the occasion, Mrs. Matilda Amissah- Arthur, the 2 nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana, commended BASICS Int. for its good work and commitment to alleviating poverty through educating the children in under developed communities in Ghana.

She said she had worked with BASICS Int. for the past 9 years and has seen the kind of impact they have had on the children and families of Chorkor.

Mrs. Amissah- Authur appealed to all to partner with and support BASICS Int. to continue to provide the needed education for the children in Chorkor where education was not much valued.

She emphasised that education was very key and without education one cannot achieve much.

BASICS Int. currently supports 4 children in Universities across Ghana, 8 in Senior High School and 150 in basic school. Also BASICS Int. already have 4 Tertiary graduates to its credit.

Patricia Wilkins the Founder of BASICS Int. was much appreciative of the efforts of all sponsors who have made tremendous impact on the children and families of Chorkor and surrounding communities.

She said with all the support that has come from sponsors, BASICS International has been able to keep children in school and supporting the Capitation Grant, providing a place to learn computer and beneficial social skills as well as shelter for endangered teenage girls.

She pleaded with the public to partner her organisation to continue working with communities to achieve its mission of ending the cycles of illiteracy, poverty, hunger and child labor in Ghana.

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