HOW WE HAVE HELPED IN THE PAST AND THE WAY WE WANT TO HELP IN THE FUTURE:
Care Package to children in Tikrom (a suburb of Kumasi) and Aduamoah (a suburbo Kwahu)
Ghana, West Africa AIDS WALK 2002
Education Supplies to Secondary Schools
Youth Outreach Programs sankofaPR realizes the potential that the Generation X possesses. That is why sankofaPR dedicated 12 weeks to train and mentor a select group of Ghanian youths in Brooklyn, New York. Basic and intermediate computer literacy was taught. In addition, personal finances and an introduction to the Stock Market was also introduced to these youngsters who were excited to learn how to make sound investment decisions. At the conclusion of the twelve week course the class of 11 students were able to effectively use their new computer skills to "play" the stock market. However, the birth of the MAHNBERG Investment Club was the "icing on the cake" which made the time and resources sankofaPR spent worthwhile.
AIDS WALK 2001 On August 4, 2001 we did not just talk about it we walked for it. That was our theme for the first annual "Ghana, West Africa AIDS WALK" Sponsors, volunteers, and walkers all pitched in for the very REAL problem that Ghanaians are facing today. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is striking down our brethren's not only in Ghana, but across the African continent at an alarming rate, leaving behind infected and uninfected orphans. "For some girls, prostitution is the only way to make a living, so the cycle of [HIV/AIDS] infection continues." The AIDS walk-a-thon was a hug success. sankofaPR donated 100% of all the proceeds to the National AIDS Control program at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana.
Radio Talk Show Seminars The first season of the Sankofa Public Radio Show, which broadcasts in the NJ+NY+CT tri-state area, featured a variety of notable guests who shared their expertise and knowledge with the Ghanaian community. Anthony Nkumsah (stock broker and financial advisor) talked about the benefits of saving, debt consolidation, and 401k plans. Dr. Ketosugbo (renown cardiologist and heart surgeon) enlightened us on how to take control of high blood pressure, and other heart related illnesses, through diet and exercise. And many more...
Computer Donations were made to local Ghanaian churches and individuals in need.
Electronic gifts Lucky individuals who participated in the Sankofa Public Radio Show's Ghana Trivia Contest walked away with cool electronic prizes.
AIDS Organization donation made to NACP