The TOKU Foundation aimed at boosting the advocacy for improved girl-child education in Ghana has been launched in Accra. Named after the father of Dr Kwabena Adjei, Founder of Kasapreko, the TOKU Foundation has expressed commitment to support quality education and girl child empowerment.
TOKU foundation will also help needy but brilliant children in society to realize their dream of attaining the highest possible form of education through scholarship schemes. So far, the TOKU Foundation has provided educational support for many young people over the past 15 years.
With its official launch, the Foundation is poised to support more girls all over Ghana.
Founder of the TOKU Foundation, Dr Kwabena Adjei, stated that even though Ghana has made some strides in improving girl-child education, more needed to be done.
According to him, lack of education is one of the reasons about 1.4 billion people around the world are in extreme poverty.
“However, it is heartwarming to observe that many young girls, especially those is the rural communities in Ghana, have the desire to complete school. Sadly, they drop out of school due to several factors; supreme among them is poverty. Social and some cultural beliefs, practices and attitudes often do not favour girls in their pursuit of education as compared to boys,” he stated.
So far, unemployment and poverty of girls are two concerns of the Ghanaian society. Both of these problems are the result of not getting access to a complete education.
“Building a strong educational foundation will help any Ghanaian reach their dream and make Ghana a better country. A gift of knowledge can bring the girl child to the Top of Her Dreams.
Toku Foundation has been established to help make this goal a reality. I strongly believe that with our collective efforts and donations, this goal will be attained,” he expressed.
Some dignitaries at the event were the CEO of Cocobod, Joseph Aidoo, Ghanaian television host and the Development Queen mother of Afigya-Kwabre district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Nana Adwoa Awindor, Gifty Anti and husband, Nana Ansah Kwao IV among others.