The Hajia Humu Foundation (HFF) has launched a project christened, “Operation Get Our Kids Back to School “ project.
At its first phase, the project is aimed at ensuring no single child is left at home as schools reopen after the long break, in line with measures by the government to prevent the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic that has wreaked considerable damage the world over.
Quoting the late Kofi Annan, the former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, where he said: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family, Hajia Humu Awudu, the executive director of the foundation, noted that as a result of the president’s directive for the reopening of schools, the foundation is playing its part to get school children back to school by way of this project, just as everyone has a role to play in this.
“Though we are not out of the woods yet, however, the education of our children is equally important and since the President has directed that schools be resumed, we all have a role to play to get our kids back to the classrooms.”
“In this backdrop, the HAJIA HUMU’s FOUNDATION (HHF) has taken an initiative to launch “Operation Get Our Kids Back to School” Project,” she stated.
The Executive Director who was also the Wa Central New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate, revealed that the first phase of the ‘Operation Get Our Kids Back to School’ is aimed at providing 1,000 deprived children in all the five units of the Ghana Education Service in the Wa Municipality with school uniforms and 4,000 exercise books.
“This initiative is targeted at clothing 1,000 deprived children with school uniforms and over 4,000 exercise books to be distributed in the constituency across the five units of the Ghana Education Service in the Wa Municipality,” Hajia Humu indicated.
She added that much as there is the need to ensure school children go back to school to study, it is also important to adhere to the safety protocols of the Covid-19 pandemic for protection and urged students to do same by wearing the face mask and also keep to the washing of their hands under clean running water.
“There cannot be any reason or hindrances on the way of our children towards their growth, our children must get an education, our children must go to school, and we must learn to protect ourselves as well, I encourage all students to wear a face mask and observe the safety protocols of washing your hands with soap under clean running water,” She sensitized.
She made those comments in a statement copied to TungsungRadio.com.
Schools are set to reopen on Monday, January 18, 2021.
The HHF foundation since its inception, has undertaken many philanthropic work that has empowered the vulnerable in society especially women in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region that has earned many rave reviews from observers and the constituents alike.
Source: Tungsung News Room.