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A volunteer group under the aegis of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the Christmas Holidays organized its maiden event in Accra to put smiles on the faces of street children. The Stewards, as they are called is an initiative by the youth wing of the NPP, purposefully to bridge the gap between the government and the people through projects and events to benefit the general public. The program, under the theme “I may be homeless but not hopeless”, being the first event was targeted at street children and head porters, popularly called “kayeye.” The event saw stewards (representatives) from all parts of the country that have come to support the course. Speaking to some stewards from the Ashanti Region, they explained the vision of the organization is to win one million youths into the NPP by 2020. They furthered they have strategized to pull the targeted youths by grooming adolescents beginning SHS 1 through to the tertiary level. They also have plans to aid street children willing to get back into the classroom and those aiming apprenticeship. The event was graced by Regional Treasure Accra Rachael Tutu, Deputy CEO Scholarship Secretariat Lydia Acheampong among other dignitaries. At the confines of “Dubai”, an outskirt in Accra, the kids were gathered and entertained with some good music. They were also served with foods and drinks to make them feel a sense of belonging. Speaking to Destiny News was Shadrack Arnold Tetteh, the project and programs coordinator of the Stewards who added that the organization constituted several social workers who are ready to assist children who have become victims of addiction. He reiterated that rehabilitation centers were going to be set up to assist these children. Source: Destinyradioonline.com / Emmanuel Nana Owusu
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