In order to support people in need of financial assistance in education and those who wish to acquire employable skills and healthcare, Charitable CEOs has set up three major funding projects aimed at grooming one hundred (100) Ghanaian youths by 2040.
According to the group, the initiative is to receive contributions and donations from CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and company owners in Ghana into the ‘Charitable CEOs Fund’ to assist the youth.
Charitable CEOs is a group of CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and company owners who believe that putting individual donation or resources together will make more impact than offering help individually.
In a statement issued by the group, the Communications Director, Mr. Eric Affaidu, who doubles as the CEO of Priority View Homes, a Real Estate Construction Company, stated that the monies would be used to fund the Street Aid, Skills Development Aid, Unemployment Aid projects.
He said,” the Charitable CEOs Street Aid will help the youths on the streets to turn their lives around. The organisation sets aside a fund from which the youths on the streets can apply for to acquire an employable skill in the Real Estates industry to help them get off and stay off the streets.”
“Each person has his/her own story to tell, and many of us instinctively want to give money to them because we think they need our help. But giving money directly to people on the streets can keep them on the streets for longer,” he added.
He said aside from providing practical help to the youth on the streets, Charitable CEOs Street Aid gives CEOs, Directors, Managing Directors, and company owners who want to help the youth on the streets an alternative to handing money directly to them.
“If you donate to Charitable CEOs Street Aid, your donation is combined with hundreds of others to make a meaningful sum that will make a real difference to someone’s life. Every single token donated goes directly to a selected group of youths who undergo series of practical training to transform their lives in the shortest reasonable time,” he said.
Speaking on the Charitable CEOs Skill Development Aid, Mr. Affaidu said the approach has been well embedded in Ghana’s strategic plan for skills development where the focus is on upgrading the industrial skills of the youth, both of quantity and quality, for the industries in need.
“Youths who may have commenced the development of a particular skill but due to financial constraints couldn’t complete the standards required by the industry, are drawn to upgrade their skills to enable them fit well in the highly competitive industrial setting,” he explained.
He further stated that the Charitable CEOs Unemployment Aid will provide assistance to a selected number of workers or self-employed people who lost work or had work interrupted due to circumstances beyond their control to apply to be inducted into the organisation’s programme to enable them revive their employment career.
The organisation will be officially launched in August 2020 in Accra where the Board and the Trustees will be made public.