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As pakistani girl, MalalaYousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate said “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.” We, (Michael Baah, Ghanaian, and Luis Ríos Cerda, Chilean), as a people who want to do something to change the currently challenging opportunities of African children, say ‘‘Pay my school fees today, tomorrow I will not be on the street”.Today, we want to start a change.
In 2011, when i was in a charity home in Sunyani, I met a volunteer from Chile called Luis Rios. During this time many children came to see for help but was not possible because the space for the children was small. Over time, after I left the home, the needs for these poor children continues to increased.
In the year 2014, Luis and I decided to form an NGO to help reduce the pains and the sufferings of these young ones. Last Month, he finally got here in Sunyani to begin the NGO. Upon our studies,we realize that many more children cannot got to school or learn a trade because of poverty, some of these children are force to work instead of going to school.
We do not want to be mere spectators of this unfair reality that puts our kids in risky situations, threatening their human rights as children. We want our children back to school, now, because …’All children have the right to a primary education, which should be free. Wealthy countries should help poorer countries achieve this right…The Convention places a high value on education. Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.(Convention of the Right of the Child; article 28, U.N., 1989).
We are raising funds to trade young girls and boys in various trade skills. Their interests lies in mechanics, dress making and Hair dressing. At the moment, we have about 15 boys and girls who want to learn trades and we have more than 20 children both in the primary and secondary/vocation/Technical who urgently needs our help.