3 NGO’s construct classrooms with Plastic Waste


The Care Right Foundation (CRF) and Opoku Gakpo Foundation (OGF) have partnered the Social Youth Drive Foundation (SYDF) to raise funds to build a three-unit classroom block for the Akaglakope community in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region.

The initiative comes in to boost and improve on accessing of educational facilities in rural communities across the country and to help bridge the academic gap between rural and urban school children.

The project, an initiative of SYDF, would use plastic waste and other building materials to construct the three-unit classroom block.

Madam Adiza Abdul-Ratiu Mohammed, Founder of Social Youth Drive Foundation, briefing the media in Accra, said the focus of the foundation is on the adoption of  plastic wastes to build educational infrastructure in rural areas.

Social Youth Drive Foundation (SYDF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), that intends to use waste plastic products to build classrooms in rural communities: while at the same time seeking to reduce the plastic waste menace in the country.

Madam Mohammed explained that, the first project of the Foundation would be in the Volta region of Ghana, where they would be using plastic waste to build the classroom block.

She said the successful implementation of the project in the Akaglakope community could serve as a model to be replicated in other areas of the region.

Mad. Mohammed, therefore, appealed to the government and other benevolent organizations to support the (SYDF) in terms of funding to be able to implement the project and clean the environment of the plastic waste nuisance.

Mr. Kofi Don-Agor, Founder of Care Right Foundation, explained “that the rationale for CRF and OGF supporting the initiative was to ensure the fruitful completion of the project”.

Mr. Don-Agor said (CRF) as an (NGO), which takes care of women and their empowerment as wel as the development of children’ education.

“So we at Careright Foundation thought of it wise  partnering with (SYDF) to see how best they could support each other for the successful take-off of the three-unit classroom block” he indicated.

He said (CRF) believed that the development of the children’s education was paramount and had to be supported by all.

Mr. Joseph Opoku Gakpo, Founder of the Opoku Gakpo Foundation (OGF) as well said, the focus of (OGF) was on education and improving the lives of children, particularly in the rural areas.

He said the objective was to ensure that children in the rural areas were given similar opportunities as their counterparts in the urban areas since they all end up writing the same exams.

“The objective of the project aims at working towards achieving a situation where the kind of amenities, social and educational infrastructure that the child in the rural areas has if not at par but as close as possible to that of a child in urban areas.”

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Delali Gavor

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