Getting educated is a vital step to almost every one, it opens doors to countless opportunities and basically enlightens you. A million thanks to teachers, for years they spend time giving all of us a better start academically. To get educated is an immense investment and to help others gain education is definitely a worthy course.
One of the things that delight me the most is to see young people start amazing initiatives that leave an indelible mark on the beneficiaries and community at large. Giving back to society is a norm, from corporate bodies to individuals, we all give back to society in our own small way.
The Basic School Development Project (BSDP), is a project with the aim of giving school children in rural communities free vacation classes in hopes of augmenting their studies. This initiative happens every August, with young people from all walks of lives, students, professionals, among others, volunteering their precious time and leaving the comfort of their homes to settle in these rural communities to teach. Aside the academic work, these volunteers train the students in other skills such as bead making and pastry, to enable them have some skills of their own.
This initiative has been running for five years and it’s spearheaded by two vibrant young folks; namely Amos Katsekpor and Felix Aryee. Together they have raised money from their own pockets and also from generous donors to keep the initiative running. The maiden edition was implemented in 2011 at Sankor in the Western Region of Ghana and 8 communities have benefited since then. J2W, Curious Minds Ghana, Afiyo Creations, Baron Distilleries and Boa Nnipa Foundation have assisted the project in the past. This year’s is already underway at Bonikrom in the Western Region. It started on the 27th of July, 2016 and will end on the 30th of August, 2016. Junior Camp Ghana, STEM Girls Foundation and Zaafi Arts are partners for this year, also with this edition, the BSDP and STEM will organise clinics for female pupils to help encourage them to take up the Sciences.
As part of efforts to raise funds for the project, a poetry and comedy night is slated for the 20th of August, 2016 at Chardonnay Pub in Takoradi, Ghana at 6pm. The rate is not specified, you just pay the amount you would like to donate as entrance fee.
This is definitely a course worth supporting, not only will you invest in the education of these children, you'll put a smile on their faces. It feels good to give back, it accentuates an aura of fulfillment, at least that’s how I feel, a smile is silent way of saying thank you.
You can donate via Airtel money – 0262149149 and MTN mobile money - 0541145843 OR online at Generosity