Message from the President/Founder

acroghana
Posted April 14, 2020 from Ghana

At the beginning of the 21st century, ACRO Ghana looks to the future with optimism, confident in the ideals, the enthusiasm and energy of its flourishing community volunteerism and network of Partners around the world.

2010 and 2013 have been years of much greater hope, except our current challenges, in sustaining our activities. In a sense, we had more and more people and institutions moving to engage ACRO Ghana in its field activity. It strengthened us and made us proud of our strikes in making sure the voiceless is heard in areas of policy formulation and implementation.

Nonetheless, there are added challenges that, maybe you and I be interested in finding answers: -

How do we expect to have justice when delinquent young adult who has no knowledge of the law, be tried in Law courts without proper defense?

How do we prevent crime amongst energetic young people who have not been trained to take responsibility and be held accountable for their actions?

How would a society function when individual in realm of affairs plunder its resources instead of contributing to it?

How can we stop youth unemployment and Exodus to Europe and the Americas when IMF and World Bank keep policies that kill local livelihood by liberalizing trade of produce which is heavily subsidized by other governments?

Why do we keep on training young children like manufacturing products with batch numbers instead of the organic type where the right environment is provided for talents to be enhanced to allow children grow well into adulthood?

Yes, they need basic skills and good education. But we have defined "good" education too narrowly. If we make it our goal to raise good-hearted, responsible, well-informed citizens who can think critically and solve problems, then maybe we can better meet the needs of children and build stronger societies.

On behalf of ACRO Ghana and on my own behalf thank you, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, community volunteers, volunteers from Germany, FIFA Football for Hope, UEFA for Women Footballs, streetfootballworld Berlin, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) Berlin, Globalgiving, and all who supported our work in various ways to bring laughter to the faces of many young children in Ghana. Notwithstanding, the battle is not yet won, but, be proud that your contribution, small and large has changed many young lives.

Thank you

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Jill Langhus
Apr 15, 2020
Apr 15, 2020

Hi Adu,

How are you today? Thanks for sharing your update and concerns. It sounds like you've had quite a bit of success and support, which is great to hear. I hope it continues and that you get the answers that you're seeking.

acroghana
Apr 15, 2020
Apr 15, 2020

Thank you Jill. We have been partly successful in terms of some form of Funding and direct engagements by some Institutions in the areas of seminars, training and conferences amongst others, about Topics of interests. Meanwhile we have had our challenges as well.
On the questions, I do not expect direct answers, they are rhetorical to help us strategize to find solutions around those questions.

Jill Langhus
Apr 17, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

You're welcome. Yes, I hear you, but you're clearly driven.

Okay, thanks for clarifying on the questions.

Beth Lacey
Apr 16, 2020
Apr 16, 2020

You are asking the essential questions. Good luck with your work

acroghana
Apr 16, 2020
Apr 16, 2020

Thank you. The questions are thought provoking. Any efforts made answering practicially is a solution to the problem the question seek to address.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Apr 17, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

Hi Adu,
Hope you are well and staying safe. Thank you for sharing your post. Keep us posted on your future activities and successes and challenges.
Have a blessed weekend.

acroghana
Apr 19, 2020
Apr 19, 2020

Thank so much for your encouragement, Anita!

otahelp
Apr 19, 2020
Apr 19, 2020

Hi Agroghana so great is your work and what you are still working on right now. yes what you have done is not enough but surely we will get there. never give up. trust you are safe with your family

Chi8629
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 20, 2020

Hello Sister,
Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe and know that we love you.

acroghana
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 20, 2020

Thank you for being there for us. We love you too.

Chi8629
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 20, 2020

You are welcome dear sister .

Anita Shrestha
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing. Keep it continu

acroghana
Apr 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020

Thank you for your good works too!