The Just Others and You (JOY) Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), that supports the less privileged in society has hosted more than 2000 children at its annual Christmas party in Tarkwa.

The children had lots to eat, drink and participated in singing, dancing and musical chair competitions.

Nana Kwame Nkrumah Buabeng popularly known as Nero X in the Ghanaian music industry entertained the children to good music.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, the President of the Foundation, Ms Joy Joycelyn Andoh, said the Foundation’s aim was to get street children into school.

She said the Foundation was launched last year and has so far enrolled twenty pupils into school and hope to increase the number in 2019.

Ms. Andoh said any time she drove through the Tarkwa bus terminal, she saw many children loiter about during school hours.

These children, she said, had no home and did not even have any idea as to what they wanted to be in the future, but they were supposed to be the future leaders.

“So if we leave them on the street, what happens to the future?” She asked, adding that it was no fault of theirs that they came to this earth.

Ms Andoh indicated that “so the little help that we can give to them… is my coming out with this Foundation to actually take care of the needy, orphans and street children”.

She was grateful to individuals and organizations that contributed immensely towards the success of this year’s event.

Ms Andoh said she cannot demonstrate her compassion for the needy in Tarkwa and its surrounding communities alone and therefore appealed to institutions and philanthropists to come to her aid so that they can raise responsible future leaders to develop the nation.

The General Overseer of Christ Within Church, Bishop Dr James Awuah Junior, said “through JOY Foundation l have been able to support some pupils. l can say that JOY Foundation is here to help street children in Tarkwa”.

Bishop Awuah Junior called on Ghanaians to help the Foundation in its cause to put smiles on the faces of street children in Tarkwa and beyond.


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