Meet the Ghana Report Foundation
The Ghana Report Foundation was set up to help provide solutions to some of the problems highlighted by theghanareport.com.
In the few months since the news portal started serious operations, it has encountered people in society who need real help.
Some readers of our stories have come together to support such people in diverse ways. One of the latest beneficiaries is Mavis Ayamdo, a past student of the St Joseph Seminary at Asante Mampong. She obtained 6As in the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and had no hope of going to school because her wages at a bakery could barely sustain her. She is on her way to the university with full funding after her story was told by theghanareport.com.
The Foundation has been set up to among other projects ensure that such persons do not have to rely on spontaneous benevolence from readers, but to have sustainable funding for them. Beginning with our own resources, we wish to be able to expand in the future in order to provide support for needy persons and institutions beyond those featured in our reports.
In response to the government’s call to the private sector, faith-based and non-governmental organisations to help support the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Ghana Report Foundation is embarking on a number of interventions by committing to offer humanitarian assistance, while reporting on the global crisis.
The Ghana Report Foundation will also rally support from corporate Ghana and inspired individuals to assist in social, health and economic relief for fellow Ghanaians.
“During this crisis, it is reasonable to expect that some people will slide into poverty as businesses slow down with economic productivity suffering” Rashida Saani Nasamu, Chief Executive of Izar Group, publishers of theghanareport.com reiterated.
Rashida further revealed that plans are far advanced on rallying other media establishments, with the power of the microphone in continuing to complement National efforts already in place to fight the pandemic.
“The media, in educating, informing the public and holding the government to account, is being challenged by the day as we continue to focus on coronavirus,” she said.
But theghanareport.com will go beyond the reportage and socially effect change in the fight against COVID-19, especially in economically marginalised communities that need education and aid.
The Ghana Report Foundation will remain a permanent and unchanging feature of the media company’s work.
This is because the crisis has put into perspective, Ghana’s socio-economic challenges and the need for corporate organisations to support. The need to help improve lives and lift underprivileged societies remain a constant need as a growing country.