The Association of Spouses of Heads of Missions (ASOHOM), an association, which comprises individuals of various nationalities, has visited the Universal Wonderful Street Academy (UWSA), to familiarize with activities of the academy.
The UWSA is an NGO which provides free tuition and free meals to over 200 children in Jamestown and its environs.
The visit to the academy was a follow up to an earlier meeting where the children of the UWSA had the opportunity to meet members of ASOHOM during one of the group’s monthly meetings in Accra.
ASOHOM, donated clothing, foodstuff and school supplies to children as a way of support to the academy.
During the visit, the group was briefed on activities of the academy by the founder and director of UWSA, Louis Womder Doe, who explained that despite efforts being made, certain challenges still exists.
Louis Womder Doe said access to potable water is a challenge and for that matter, the UWSA purchases water monthly to run the academy and also for distribution to the community.
The visitors were also introduced to the classrooms and the academy’s craft shop where items such as wristlets, necklaces and earrings made by the children are put on display.
Finally, children delighted the visitors to cultural dances, acrobatic displays, traditional drumming and a fire show. The children also held a drama to showcase the importance of education and why children must remain in school.
Presdent of ASOHOM, Teresa Barnes, who is wife of the Australian Ambassador Andrew Barnes, commended management of the UWSA for the good works and intervention particularly in educating the over 200 children of the academy.
She pledged the group’s support and asked the children to take their lessons serious.
Louis Womder appreciated the support from ASOHOM and said the visit, would encourage the children to learn hard.
The group comprises the wife of the German Ambassador, Hungarian Ambassador, Senegalese Ambassador, Norwegian Ambassador and etc.