Gold Label Africa Outreach, supported by CHILDREN ARE REASON ENOUGH (C.A.R.E Foundation) and Lizzy’s Sports Complex will hold the 3rd edition of its annual Inter Orphanage Games on 11th June at the Lizzy’s Sports Complex.
The initiative seeks to bring together children from various orphanages to network and build friendships which helps in their development. It also unearths young talents and encourages the participating children through messages by their role models. Over the years, Ghanaian businessmen, actors, musicians and other professionals have attended the games to mentor and encourage the kids. These include, Ama K. Abebrese, Sarkodie, Dr. Duncan, Lil Shaker, Mr.M, Ephraim, and many others. The initiative has been lauded by many stakeholders and has been supported in the past by Nestle Ghana, Live FM, Indomie Ghana, IPMC, Live On Campus, Tatas and friends, Zone36, DisturbingGH,The Killinit Family among others
Speaking to the President of Gold Label Outreach, Mr. Chris N.Yalley, he emphasized that human existence is only valuable when we are able to make positive changes in the lives of others especially vulnerable children. He said “Our foundation is committed to help build strong young men and women physically and mentally and the games on 11th June will do just that’’. He added “This year will be a buildup on what we have achieved in the past. We have selected mentors who will coach each of the teams. These are people the children look up to and will make a positive impact on them. We know the games make them happy but we are also concerned about leaving them with something that time cannot erase”. The project he believes fits into the foundation’s main aim of improving the lives of orphaned children in Ghana.
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This year’s event will feature 8 orphanages from the various municipalities in the Greater Accra region. Teshie Orphanage won the first edition of the program. The second edition also saw Heavens orphanage take home the top prize. Winners will take home prizes from the sponsors, a trophy,medals and a participation fee for all homes participating. It would be held on the 11th of June 2016 at the Lizzy’s Sports Complex. This year’s Inter-orphanage Games promises to be bigger and better with support from celebrities who would be coaching each home.
In Ghana, the issue of orphans was raised for the first time in the 2014 budget where an amount of about GH¢5 million was allocated to 5 orphanages. The support for orphanages countrywide is inadequate and Gold Label Africa Outreach has added its voice to the many calls for government as well as private individuals and organizations and all relevant stakeholders to help support the welfare of orphans in the country.
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