Accra Parent, a non-profit and community NGO that provides meaningful, free resources for education, family life, childcare and entertainment in Ghana, will host its first Preschool and Childcare Expo in Accra on Saturday, June 10.
The free-to-attend event is happening at the Accra International Conference Centre from 10am to 6pm, and will give parents an opportunity to interact with different service providers and choose what suits their children.
Founder of Accra Parent, Ms. Asha Bello who also runs Cheeky Monkey Club, in an interview said the Expo is her way of giving back to the community – particularly parents who have kept her in business and supported her in different ways
“This is a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing schools, activity centres and child care-related businesses in Ghana to interested parents. Being a parent in Accra, I know and understand the struggle parents go through to choose schools and other essential services.
“This project has been in my books for six years. However, last year I felt I had to put the notes into action. This is also free because I know parents pay a lot of bills for different child-related activities. After the expo, we will share free resources regularly with [email protected] on Instagram and accraparent.org. In the long-term, we are hoping that corporate organisations will come on board to cater for the cost of services we provide,” she explained.
At the Expo, Ms. Bello added there will be different activities for children, as well as demonstrations and seminars for parents. These seminars will cover subjects including dyslexia and lifelong learning, and will have experts in the area address the topics.