KICK MALARIA OUT(KMO) 2009 awarded £ 7500 grant

Post date: Mar 31, 2009 2:6:37 PM

KICK MALARIA OUT (KMO) 2009 which comes off between 20th August 2009 to 20th September 2009 in 6 West African countries (Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Benin and Nigeria), an initiative of Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA), a non-profit, non governmental youth-led development oriented organization base in Accra, Ghana has been awarded a 5 months publicity advertising space on valued at £ 7500 is a UK based non-profit online platform connecting worldwide volunteers to placements with non-profit institutions globally. This advertising space is the first of it kind by to be extended to an African organization.


In a statement released by Miss Roya Elghanian, Chairman of Worldwide Helpers, she indicated her organization’s commitment to support such a worthy project and hope this offer to VPWA and the KMO initiative will go a long way to help raise global publicity and awareness about Malaria and it staggering effect on the African continent with a call to Action to eliminate the disease from the continent.


Mr Hayford Siaw, Executive Director of VPWA, used the opportunity to call on corporate Ghana and Africa to support such impressive indigenous initiatives since it is only ‘’we Africans that can solve our own problems’’.


He further disclosed some international media networks interest in covering the outreach in August-September in the sub-region and said it was an indication of strong commitment by these outfits to global health. He calls on local media networks in Africa to sign up to cover the events and to offer airtime for these initiatives to educate the population as part of their corporate social responsibility.


Mr Hayford expressed gratitude to Ghana News Agency for it first release on KMO and also to Atlantis Radio for being the first radio station to call VPWA and to feature KMO on their news bulletin.


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KMO 2009