The CoronaVirus pandemic rocked the world last year, bringing economic activities and most outdoor activities to a permanent halt. Most countries have chartered various road maps to help them recover from the devastating shock of businesses going out of work for months on end. Multinational firms as well as N.G.Os have done their best in contributing their quota to getting national industries back on track. One of such initiatives is the United Way Ghana COVID-19 Response Project backed by funding from FORD Company.
The project dubbed Onwe Project is a step by step program whose ultimate aim is to help equip individuals within Ghana with skills that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability, make donations to hospitals around the country all in a bid to ensure the longevity of citizenry post-CoronaVirus. The crowning aim of the project is to ensure that all and sundry within the Ghanaian geographical space are sensitized on the means of protection, mode of transmission and vaccination programs associated with COVID-19 and also the setting up of a literacy program for children in villages across the country to learn how to read and write.
The literacy program is expected to run for five months. It will be a continuous reading school for community children and it will come off on Saturdays for the stipulated time period. This community school as well as all other programs under the project are expected to be carried out by volunteers who have already been taken on board to see to the success of the entire project. The Onwe Project is expected to sign out after the stipulated five months period of existence with a closing ceremony latest by end of July.
By: Prince Kofi Guadzi.