Ghana Philanthropy Forum launches community foundation at Takla

By: Evans Attah Akangla | | Takla

Chiefs and people of Takla Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality in collaboration with Ghana Philanthropy Forum, a non-governmental organization have launched Takla Community Foundation to enable the community to mobilize local human and financial resources to build the Takla community.

The foundation which aimed at utilizing resources in the community to bring about social and economic development to the people, especially to the Takla youth will be achieved through the use of modern technology and ICT.

Mr. Courage Dei-Zanga, the Volta regional coordinator of Community Foundation noted that developments these days have taken different dimensions which every member in any community needs to adapt to, embrace and be readily available to practice for holistic development.

He urged residents to take advantage of all that the foundation will embark on to elevate the community.

According to him, Ghana Philanthropy Forum will lead the affairs of the various committee that will strengthen the foundation in all the activities that the foundation will be embarking on.

The forum, he said, will, however, be charged to provide training for the various committees including the management committee, youth committees, women committee and the entire central committee to enable foundation achieve its purposes.

He hinted that the foundation has currently introduced some economic activities that they identified in the community which includes farming and food processing.

He noted that, these have opened employment avenue to the youth and members of the community.

“It’s the aim of the foundation to identify the economic activities in the community, advertise to give employment to the community to be financially sound and sustain the foundation” he said.

The President of Ghana Philanthropy Forum Dr. Ben Ocra in a speech mentioned that the launched will set the stage for strategic community-wide resource mobilisation and usage within the Takla and its surrounding communities with the objectives of facilitating and strengthening community self-help development initiatives.

He said, the launch is to establish working committees and sub-committees to seek, promote and safeguard the common interest and welfare of all individuals, persons, and group within the community to mobilize funds for the sole purpose of developing the Communities and to Support education and skills development of young people within the community.

The ceremony marked the second Community Foundation launching in the Volta Region ahead of the Sogakope, Keta, Anloga and the Volta Muslims Community Development Foundation.


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