Executive Women Network supports SOS with GH¢100, 000
The Executive Women Network (EWN) has signed a five-year partnership agreement with SOS Children’s Village Ghana aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable families in Ghana’s neglected neighborhoods.
An initial amount of GH?100,000 has been presented to fund the partnership and its focus will specifically be on vulnerable children and their families in Chorkor, a suburb in Accra, which is one of the community outreach programme locations where SOS Children’s Villages Ghana operates its Family Strengthening Programme (FSP).
FSP is a community intervention scheme targeted at families with wards who stand the risk of losing parental care, child rights and protection.
Per the partnership agreement, EWN, will in the first year of implementation of the programme support 100 individuals made of 20 identified vulnerable families with at least four members including children.
“…This gesture forms part of EWN’s objectives to help address challenges faced by women and children in the society through financial support and mentorship for girls and women,” said Patience Akyianu, a member of the EWN’s Executive Council and also the head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Work stream.
“It is also in line with our ambition to promote women’s right in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 - gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls,” added Mrs. Akyianu, who is also Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana.
George Yaw Boateng, Programmes Coordinator SOS Children’s Village Ghana said: “SOS has been in existence since 2011 and has supported 986 persons under the FSP program. He added that training has been given 96 youths in employable areas of their own interest and also given them entrepreneurial skills for those who want to start up their own businesses.
The event was sponsored by Nestlé Ghana and the Business and Financial Times.