…embarks on fundraising tour of Europe
The Universal Wonderful Street Academy (UWSA), a Jamestown based non-governmental organization has for the past six years been contributing to the educational development of children in that locality.
The academy, according to its management, has been active in championing education and advocacy work for all children of school going age from six years to 17, within the Jamestown, Otublohum, Kinka, Mantse Ogbona and its environs.
Director of the academy, Louis Yeboah Womder-Doe, in an interview with the Goldstreet Business, said there are more than 200 underprivileged children who currently train in the school.
In the academy, children are taught basic arithmetic, English, social studies and business lessons for their career growth and development.
“We also teach African drumming and dancing, tailoring, arts and crafts design as part of our syllabus to inculcate entrepreneurial skills in the children,” Louis said.
Apart from academic work, the UWSA also provides free meals to the children on daily basis and free medical care when the need arises.
The academy, through its donors and philanthropists, distributes free potable water once in a month to support the families of the children and to indigenes of the area.
UWSA currently operates in two other countries, Spain and Germany, with a web access through www.universal wonderfulstreetacademy.org and www.fuwsa.de.
Louis, however, explained that the academy requires extra support for its operations and to continuously assist more young people.
He clarified that, the children gets extra benefits including free school uniforms, shoes and learning materials for their studies.
To ensure the academy garner enough resources to constantly intervene in the growth of the children, Louis, who also doubles as master drummer and artiste, will embark on fundraising tour of Europe to raise money through advocacy.
“What we do at UWSA also include traditional music and drum performances and so that is what our tour to Europe will be about. To organize workshops on African traditional drumming and dancing in order to raise some money for the upkeep of the children and the academy,” Louis said.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe