Children begging on the street
Children begging on the street

Chopbar Diaries in collaboration with the Street Academy fed about 500 street children in Accra, dubbed: “Feed A child Initiative.”

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Mrs Maureen Amma Owoo, an administrative member of the group said, Chopbar Diaries, a group on Facebook, projected Ghanaian dishes and other cultures from different countries.

“We share food and show how to cook them just so that we could export our Ghanaian foods through social media and as our first project, we decided to come together to feed the kids at the Street Academy,” she said.

Mr Prosper Lorm Afuti, also an administrative member said the body came around to fulfill one of its main goals- volunteerism.

“There are so many issues which affect the communities in which we live and as citizens and friends of this beautiful nation, it is our duty to a part of the solution. Joining hands and donating from our resources to make today possible is a giant step towards making society a better place.

“It is our hope that this gesture will go a long way to inspire the children of the Accra Street Academy to believe in the possibility of a good future,” Mr Afuti said.

Mr Joseph Agbeko, a professional boxer who was the Guest of Honour for the occasion advised the kids to take their studies seriously to become prominent people in future.

He said he also started from the streets just like them and it was Mr Ataa Lartey, the Director of the Academy who adopted and groomed him.

He said as a boxer he had to further his education so that he could read and understand the contracts that he signed, and this had brought far in his career.

The Director of the Street Academy, Mr Ataa Lartey appealed to the Chopbar Diaries to help paint the school building.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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