HOPEFEST is a flagship program of the Touch Group Foundation. It is an annual back-to-school initiative designed to offer support to the less privileged in some selected communities in the Central Region of Ghana.
The target groups for HOPEFEST are basic school children between the ages of 5 to 17 years and their attendant parents or guardians and teachers. The maiden HOPEFEST was held in September 2016 which attracted over three thousand (3,000) school children from six (6) public schools, and about five hundred (500) parents, guardians and teachers all from communities within the Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirem (K.E.E.A) Municipal District.
With the increasing turnout of participants each year, HOPEFEST is envisioned to be one of the largest back-to-school events in the country, geared towards supporting and preparing children adequately for every academic year. Our aim through HOPEFEST is to:
Increase enrolment of children from 5 years to 17 years in basic schools within the rural communities in the Central Region
Increase student access to learning materials to improve performance.
Reduce the number of children sent from rural Central Region to urban Central Region, who often end up as school dropouts and house helps to their urban host.
Increase access to quality health care for children within the project area.
Reduce teenage pregnancy and children’s exposure to other health risks
Identify and assist exceptional students to attain higher heights by motivating them and allocating non-financial support to meet their needs.
Reduce the level of Child labour in the district of operation
To promote social harmony among families and the community at large
OUR HOPE IMPACT
We work with individuals and organizations to bring HOPE to our communities. And when we say we are giving HOPE, we truly are, by providing:
H – Health care for school children and the community at large; through health screening exercises, immunization, dental care and check-ups to prepare children for the forthcoming academic year.
O – Opportunities for the future. That is providing organizational support and service for the communities, throughout the year which goes beyond just the main event day. There is a massive enrolment of new members into the National Health Insurance Scheme and renewal of existing or expired insurance.
P – Prayer and spiritual counselling for families seeking to live life in the light of Christ.
E – Educational readiness. That is the provision of school supplies, offering personal grooming services such as haircutting and nail trimming and general preparation for school.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17
Is to offer support to the less privileged in some selected communities in the Central Region of Ghana.
HOPEFEST seeks to help bridge the gap between rural and urban communities and to help attain major aspects of the Millennium Development Goals in Ghana.