The Universal Wonderful Street Academy, a non-governmental entity, has marked eight years of community service in Jamestown and its environs.
The academy, which trains and offers lessons in basic arithmetic, English, social studies and African drumming and dancing, has for the past years intervened in the educational life of children in Jamestown, Mantse Agbona, Osu, Kinka among others.
In all, the UWSA has trained more than 500 children in the above mentioned disciplines and in entrepreneurial skills including beads making, sewing, and artifact design among others.
Director of UWSA, Louis Yeboah Womder Doe, noted that the academy, has faced many challenges during its developmental stages but was able to resist the odds.
“We started with nothing, but our desire to provide for the underprivileged children has motivated us to push forward for success,” he said.
The academy, he explained, provides free school uniforms, free lunch and medical care to all the over 150 children under its care.
At the anniversary event, the children participated in educational drama, quizzes, dancing competition, singing and cultural display amidst traditional music.
About ten cultural troupes and personalities including Kabom Cultural Troupe, Sasa Nzeri, Adesa Ntaloe, Adote Tetor, the UWSA children among others.