Reverend Emmanuel Owusu-Kumi, President of Rev Manuel Care Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has set a target of taking 100 kids off the streets in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
According to Rev. Owusu-Kumi, the SDG’s goal one of tackling the root causes of poverty falls in line with his foundation’s mission and is driven by it to help deprived kids at the Kwao Bondzie community in the Central Region as a pilot project.
He also explained that for the short term, the foundation will be focusing on improving some basic infrastructural amenities at the Kwao Bondzie community, a suburb of Kasoa Ofaakor in the Central Region.
Among the essential services, his foundation intends to focus on is provide clean water, food, accommodation, education and also trained them to acquire vocational skills in their respective homes and community.
Others also include dormitory expansion, dining hall, vocational center, which they intend to pilot at the Kwao Bondzie community.
Furthermore, he stated that after all the basic infrastructural needs are met, then the foundation can kickstart the project of taking 100 kids off the street to other communities across the region and expanding further across the country.
“In each community we select, we are looking at 100 deprived children. When you target children you are planning for the future.”
Additionally, the foundation’s objective also centers on decreasing social deviants from the street, by the giving them a better option of life, as well as the provision of a convenient home with a sound mind for proper upbringing of neglected children.
The Rev Manuel Care Foundation, which was established last year, seeks to unlock the possibility inside every individual, and committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in communities.