The PAAJAF Foundation (Providing Adolescents & Adults with Jobs for Advancement in the Future) a non-governmental organization has presented 60 books worth $40 USD to pupils at the Gbawe Methodist School in Accra.
The items included much-needed exercise books and pencils as prizes for articles the students wrote about Human Rights during their After School program (Nkabom – Children’s Network) which supports 36 pupils.
Headmistress Mrs. Elizabeth Larbi who presented the books to students, said the donation was to encourage students to keep writing and motivate them.
Teacher Mr Alex Nyani of class JHS 3 at the Gbawe Methodist School expressed gratitude for the support the organization has given which helps pupils improve on their studies.
Mr. Philip Appiah, Founder and Director of PAAJAF said the NGO runs the Children’s Network at the school which creates a safe after-school environment for pupils to do their homework and interact with their peers that enriches their lives and community.
“It helps students to share ideas and give them a supportive environment for learning.” he added.
He said the organisation is sponsoring six underprivileged children in the community and taking responsibility for their fees, books, uniforms and school materials. The NGO provides formal education, job training and health support for deprived children, youth and women in the Gbawe community.
He noted from now until Christmas the organization is looking for sponsors for 20 children to help them provides books, school materials and financial support to needy children to enable them to focus on their school work.