The Rural Empowerment Advocacy Project (REAP), a non-profit organization that seeks to empower and support the rural community with livelihood programs has supported the construction of a soap factory at Akyem Juaso in the Eastern Region with 30 bags of Cement.
The donation according to REAP is targeted at making education a priority in rural areas with a vision to see every child in rural communities acquire education whether formal or vocational.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of REAP, Mr. Samuel Ohene Nyantakyi informed that his outfit aims at partnering the Government, NGO’s and investors to empower the rural community especially the youth through technical and vocational support all geared towards supporting the infrastructural and human resource development in the rural areas.
“This particular donation has the vision of ensuring that vocational training is inculcated into the educational system in rural areas since children in those areas lack the ability to compete with children in the big cities. REAP has come to stay, and I believe that with the necessary support, the canker of unemployment affecting the teeming Youth in the rural areas will be a thing of the past”.
Mr. Christian Adom, REAP Coordinator in charge of Operations was present at the site of the factory site to hand over the bags.
Mr. George Asante and other leaders of the Akyem Juaso community received the donation on behalf of the community.
Mr. George Asante thanked REAP for the gesture and urged other individuals and corporate bodies to take a cue from it and support vocational training in rural areas.
“This Soap factory project is being constructed by an NGO, and for someone to come forth with such support to see its progress is worthy of praise. We hope this donation will not be the last we will receive from REAP, and we promise to use the cement for its intended purpose.
Empowering the Youth through education
In a related development, the Rural Empowerment Advocacy Project (REAP) supported the 2022 B.E.C.E candidates of Akyem Juaso DA Junior High School with stationery materials including mathematical sets and pens.
In addition, REAP presented some cash amounts as a motivational package to teachers who were preparing the students for the exams.
Mr. Christian Adom, REAP Coordinator in charge of Operations who was present at the Juaso DA JHS School’s premises to hand over the donation on behalf of the organization reiterated that the donation was in line with the vision of REAP and its Founder, Mr. Samuel Ohene Nyantakyi to ensure that the teaming youth in the rural communities get a good foundation in education to become useful citizens in future.
He advised the B.E.C.E candidates to learn hard and desist from any examination malpractices.
The headmaster of the school, Mr. Ernest Boadu who received the items on behalf of the students thanked REAP for the gesture and urged all stakeholders in the educational sector to emulate the example and support the education of the youth.