Three hundred and fifty people from 7 circuits within the Kwahu East District had a whale of a time during a holiday community gala organised by Bryan Acheampong Foundation.
In a fun-filled day, the youth from the selected communities, Hweehwee, Abetifi, Aduamoa, Nkwatia, Tafo and Kotoso enjoyed a line-up of exciting games and mini sport events at the Abetifi Presbyterian school park.
Sports activist and Assembly member for the area officiated at the opening of the Sports gala.
Teams from each community warmed up to participate in various games, while making new friends along the way.
This is not the first time BAF has teamed up with the youth in the district.
“We want to make them happy by getting them together to do something fun and to encourage socialization amongst them. By so doing we’ll also get to know what they can do and be able to provide them with jobs once we create them.
“This is meant to give them a chance to display their sports talents and also help them build their confidence,” Mr. Nyarko Eric, Director for Development at BAF said, adding that the event was also aimed at promoting volunteerism in the community and unity amongst the youth.
BAF sports program aims at promoting physical wellness.
BAF staff together with security persons were stationed at various spots at the park to interact with them and ensure the safety of all.
George Ayisi who led the sports team noted that the one-day event, which took a couple of months to organise, received overwhelming response from the homes and centres and hoped that it would become an annual project for the youth.
Apart from the fun games, the youth were also given lectures on sporting activities to keep them healthy. At the end of the contest, Nkwatia circuit emerged victorious and together with all who participated received sports items.
“This is an ongoing social project by BAF, George added.