The party was organised for the children as part of activities marking the Christmas celebrations.

20151219¬_21312819902Rev Godson K. Kutu, Board Chairman of Street Academy, said the purpose of the party was to allow the NGO to interact with the less-privileged children and share the season’s love with them.

“There is nobody at home who is ready to share love, joy, gift and peace with them as most of us do, and as citizens of the communities we owe it a duty to share this season’s love with them so that they would also feel loved,” he said.

He said showing care to the children would make them feel part of the society.
Rev Kutu noted that some of the children hit the streets as a result of broken homes, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, neglect and poverty, and loss of parents.

“Without help from any recognised organisation, these kids are trapped in a cycle of poverty, neglect and lack basic necessity such as food, education, health care and a safe place to stay, exposing them to dangerous life styles,” he added.

He noted that the Street Academy provides the basis necessities of shelter, food and clothing to the children. It also gives them formal education and provides healthcare for them.

Rev Kutu said the NGO depends on foreign and local support to run the affairs of the Academy, however their foreign support ended in November 2015, and they are at the mercy of some local partners for support.
He expressed gratitude to Cal Bank, National Lotteries Authority and individuals who had helped in diverse ways.

Mr Atta Lartey, Executive Director of Street Academy, therefore called on corporate organisations and individuals to come to the aid of the Academy to cater for these children to shape their lives for a brighter future.

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