Youth Association fetes destitute children


Effiduase (Ash), January 14, GNA – The Asekyerewa Youth Association (ASESA), a Civil Society Organisation dedicated to the improvement of the youth in rural communities, has held a fun fair for more than 2,000 kids including the destitute in the Sekyere East District of Ashanti.

The children had lots of fun as they were hosted to live band music, choreography dance, live comedy shows and fun games in addition to a special treat of delicious meals including rice, Indomie noodles and other delicacies.

This happened at Effiduase in the Sekyere East District and on hand to grace the grand kiddies’ fair was Mr. Peter Anarfi Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, Mrs Patience Opoku, a representative from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mr Kwadwo Addai, District Chief executive for Sekyere East, Some Queens and Miss Akosua Ayiwa Sika, the second runner-up of the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant.

Mr Peter Anarfi Mensah, addressing the children, advised them to work hard on their books to justify the huge investment their parents were making in their education.

He applauded ASESA for their selfless efforts to help the youth in the area to access high quality education no matter their geographical location to make life better for them in future.

Mr. Kwame Appiah-Kubi, President of ASESA, said the Association has for the past 30 years been providing assistance to the community with improved access to healthcare and education.

This has been the provision of free medical screening, treatment and medical supplies to the Effiduase and peripheral communities by its partners, the Gold Coast Medical Foundation based in Oklahoma in the United States of America (USA).

In the area of education, he said basic school children under ASESA’s auspices, have benefitted from free ICT training whiles a number of computers have been distributed to some of the basic schools in the District.

Mr Appiah-Kubi said added to these, vacation and remedial classes are organized for re-sit candidates of basic education certificate examination (BECE) whiles first time candidates are taken through special classes organized on week-ends to expose them to how to answer questions during examinations.

He thanked Indomie Noodles, Rice Masters, Producers of Blue Skies Energy Drink and Sasso Insecticides for providing sponsorship for the programme.

GNA


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