Walking miles to school, missing out on academic, sports, music and cultural opportunities provided for them are holding the talented, brilliant students of Mawuvio’s Outreach Programme back due to one reason; lack of transportation because of financial constraints.
Joshua Wayo and Favour Eklu live five miles away from school. On days where they are lucky, they use the family bicycle to ride together to school. Riding tandem on a major road where cars are speeding by fifty to sixty miles an hour isn’t safe but it saves them a lot of time. However, they usually walk an hour to and from school every day.
Elias Afedi, Abil Akanbegawom, Morde Bedi and Jules Seshie were selected to the inter-district sports team and national U18 tryouts due to their exemplary performance on the football (soccer) field however due to financial constraints they were not able to afford transportation to the games and tryouts.
Edvidge, Ernestina, Mawuli, Enoynam, Augustina and Ernest are all MOP students who live in three miles away. It takes them forty five minutes to and from school every day. They walk through small bushy paths careful to dodge snake or scorpions on their way. Taking the main road would take them over an hour and a half.
The junior high students at Mawuvio’s have been invited by local prestigious high schools; St. Anthony, Parliament House, St. Aquinas and many more however due to lack of finances to hire transportation, the students were unable to attend the extra study classes.
Every Monday Mawuvio’s spends approximately $20 transporting its students to Kordiabe Hospital where they receive free dental care on behalf of Doctor Turkson and her team.
Mawuvio’s Outreach Programme has provided free education and care to over a hundred orphaned and disadvantaged Ghanaian children for the past ten years. We provide boarding school to the neediest forty students and day school for approximately sixty.
Looking towards are next ten years we want to improve our students safety in traveling to and from school as well as being able to take advantage of every opportunity that they receive. A school bus will allow us to do this.
This Giving Season we are asking you to help, however you can to help us raise enough money to purchase a School Bus for Mawuvio’s Outreach Programme.