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Prestige banking of Fidelity Bank in partnership with Give Me Hope Foundation have provided scholarships to a number of less privileged children at ‘Chorkor’ a suburb of Accra to go ‘Back to School With Smiles’.

The sponsorship which includes school uniforms, school bags, shoes and stationery were distributed to the children in the community. This is part of the department Corporates Social Responsibilities in giving back to society.

Speaking at the short ceremony at ‘Chorkor Chemunaa’ in Accra, the Head of Prestige Banking at Fidelity Bank, Miss. Jemima Audrey Annan stated that – “community development is one of fidelity bank’s core values as a financial institution and this educational support seeks to demonstrate that.

The CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Mr. Wisdom Dordoe also noted that, “Society will be a better place if we get more departments and banks like Prestige Banking of Fidelity Bank to invest in the future of underprivileged children.”

“We are encouraged as an organization to continuously support these children and we believe support from the Banks and other institutions will boost their confidence and provide them with hope,”

The foundation with which the owner of the school at chorkor provides free education for over 400 underprivileged children in the community.

Mr. Wisdom Dordoe highlights that many of these children are orphans and do not belong to any formal orphanage homes, children that have dropped out of school, and some of them have never had the privilege to be in school before as a result of broken homes, lack of funds and with others having their parents serve time in prison. These accounts to many difficulties the children encounter as kids which renders them begging on the street for their lives and to survive.

This has been the focus of the foundation; to lighten the burden of these little ones by proving hope through the very initiatives to drive them to school and to restore hope for their future.

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Hundreds in Chorkor benefit from Give Me Hope Foundation’s free health screening

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim
Date: 14-10-2019 Time: 10:10:27:pm

A non-profit organisation, Give Me Hope Foundation, has organised a free medical screening for the residents of Chorkor and its surrounding communities.

Dr Gloria Amegatch who serves as the Vice President of the NGO, engaged a team of medical staffs from Dr Rose Clinic and other volunteers to undertake the exercise.

Chorkor health screening

The common conditions diagnosed were malaria, chest and waist pains, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleeping disorders, malnutrition in children, anaemia, dental and eye problems.

The many beneficiaries, who had their health conditions checked could not hide their emotion as most of them said they could not afford the services. 

Chorkor health screening

They thanked and praised the people who have come to show them love and care. 

The residents urged the team to continue with the good work.

In an interview with Joy news, at chorkor, Wisdom Dordoe CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation said the event forms part of activities they were undertaking towards making life meaningful for people, especially children, orphans and the other less privileged individuals in society.

Chorkor health screening

“We wish to express our utmost gratitude to everyone who in various ways helped us to make this and other events we have organised a success and impacted in society.

“We, therefore, call on individuals, corporate entities and philanthropist to come on board so we would touch more lives,” Mr Dordoe pleaded.

Chorkor health screening

He said the organisation established six years ago, has awarded scholarships to more than 70 brilliant but needy students in the slum neighbourhoods, fight justice for people and rescued victims from prison.

It has also organized six mentorship programs in the capital, Accra and in Kumasi subsequently.

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Fidelity Bank gives hope to less privileged children at Chorkor

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Joy Business | AI
Date: 08-10-2019 Time: 05:10:57:pm

Fidelity Bank in collaboration with the Give Me Hope Foundation has provided support to 30 Less Privileged children of school-going age at Chorkor to go ‘Back to School’.

The educational support which includes exercise books, school uniforms, school bags, stationery and shoes were distributed to the less privileged children in the community.

This is part of the Fidelity-MoMo @ 10 Financial Literacy program, a CSR initiative of the Bank targeted at facilitating community development.

Speaking at a short but colourful presentation ceremony at Chorkor Chemunaa in Accra, the Director of Transactional Banking, Fidelity Bank, Gladys Thompson, stated, “community development is one of Fidelity Bank’s core values as a financial institution and this educational support seeks to demonstrate that.”

He added, “Fidelity Bank has led all the initiatives and innovations in the Mobile Money space with the ultimate aim of improving lives in communities.”

Our partnership with MTN mobile money dates back to its inception, 10 years ago, as the first partner bank for mobile money services.

Working together with MTN has been extremely successful in cultivating the habit of saving in our communities and broadening financial inclusion. We want to celebrate this success by giving to these young future leaders of Ghana, she added.

On his part, the CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe, said, “Society will be a better place if we get more organizations like Fidelity Bank to invest in the future of underprivileged children.

“We are encouraged as an organization to continuously support these children and we believe support from the Bank will boost their confidence and that of their parents,”

The event also witnessed a special financial education session by officials of Fidelity Bank to some parents of the beneficiaries and members of the community at Chorkor, which focused on the need for them to save using MoMo & Y’ello save.

As part of the Fidelity MoMo @ 10 Financial Literacy program and CSR initiative selected pupils in JHS were given the rare opportunity to participate in a special tour at the Mamprobi branch of Fidelity Bank.

The objective was to let the children have a first-hand experience of the banking hall, obtain basic education on how the bank operates and be inspired to achieve more.

The event attracted officials of Give Me Hope Foundation and some opinion leaders of Chorkor Chemunaa.

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Give Me Hope Foundation organises empowerment program for students

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | AI
Date: 25-09-2019 Time: 09:09:27:pm
 
Non-for-profit Give Me Hope Foundation has organised an empowerment program for students at the Methodist Junior High School 1 at Kaneshie in the Greater Accra region.

Dubbed ‘Empowerment on wheels’ the mentoring program is under the theme ‘Career Path’ had close to 200 participants.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

“The theme demonstrates our vision of providing tools for students to enhance their potentials, harness creativity and build confidence both in their academic and career endeavours,” said Wisdom Dordoe, founder of the Foundation.

He added that as future leaders, there is a need to encourage students to become exceptional in society by promoting individual growth through academic achievement.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

“We would promote educational awareness for students by helping them understand the benefits of education and to strive for excellence. Education is a powerful weapon which we can use to change the world,” Mr Dordoe said.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

Mentors took the candidates through various levels of preparing adequately for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and pointed out how that impacts on their respective career path.

Speakers included Glory Boateng, Adatsi Brownson, Angela Atsah, Afi Antonio Addo, Jerry Kwabena Awuku, Jonathan Perez Quarshie, Humphrey Asigbee and Abah Debbie Panji.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

The students also had the chance to experiencing psychological counselling.

Mr Dordoe thanked all the speakers, partners and donors for supporting such worthy cause.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

He reiterated the need for institutions, other NGOs, philanthropists and other donors to partner them in organising inspiring programs for students across the country.

Most of the participating candidates were excited about the seminar and expressed their profound gratitude to Give Me Hope Foundation for organizing such a seminar for them

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Give Me Hope Foundation rescues young pastor from prison 

Give Me Hope Foundation has successfully sought justice for a young pastor sentenced to serve three year in prisonfor public altercation resulting in assaults and his failure to pay ¢3000 fine by the court. 

The suspect who preaches on the street of Accra was found guilty of assaulting a man who did not allow him to preach at a said vantage point because he feels hurt by the messages of the young pastor. This resulted in misunderstanding between them which led to a the arrest of the pastor. 

The pastor was arrested and arranged before court. The court found him guilty of assault and fine him to pay or serve three years in prison. The pastor said at the point of the misunderstanding his phone was stolen and he will need police escorts to his village to inform his family of the case so they will pay the fine. However, the police could not give him that chance and have to serve the sentence and no family member knew his whereabouts in the city. 

Founder of Give Me Hope Foundation, Mr. Wisdom Dordoe was informed about the incident, he and his team paid the ¢3000 fine and worked to secure the release of the pastor from prison. 

The Foundation has also promise to help the convict integrate into the society, help him get something to do so as to earn a decent living and build a bright future for himself. 

In a related development, Mr Dordoe disclosed that this year; the foundation has paid fine for 10 people and sought their release from prison without any sponsorships,also, the foundation has taken 80 children in the slums back to school, and has organized 8 successful mentorships programs across the country. In addition, they have provided petty trading and skills development for 10 women on the street, save a lots of lives on the streets and integrated them to their communities for good. 

They are currently working on taking 50 children from the slums back to school with scholarships in the next Academic calendar. 

They are also planning a mega outreach program in which there will be a health screening, clothes donation and feeding about 2000 less privilege at Ankaful in Cape Coast prior to Christmas which is very keen and at the heart of the organization. 

“We are grateful to everybody who helped us to make this happen and continue to make great impact in people’s lives. We call on individuals, corporate entities and philanthropist to come on board so we make this change together,” Mr Dordoe added.

 
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Plea of an innocent child
I received an email in the foundation inbox from a young girl who wanted my contact to discuss something confidential with me.
I gave her my contact and she called to say unbearable things.

She narrates a story about the father who has been accused wrongly for rape he never committed and she swore her father never did and will not do such thing.
She is the only child of her father and the mother left the father eight years now ago. The father is in police custody for months now and will be going to court soon.

The young girl pleaded I meet the father so as to lend my support where need be. She however emphasized the need to keep it confidential; keen to keep it from intruders.
I went to the police station dressed very informal and in mufti outfit as the son to the man who wanted to see his father. It took me time to prove to the police that I am the son and works as a truck puller in Accra. I learnt about my father’s story and I dearly want to see him; I had to shed tears to earn sympathy from the police officer. The police gave me a glimpse of hope as he gave me the chance to enter and have a short time with him noting such visits are not allowed but for my sake and for the man in custody.

The man said his father gave birth to four children. Three men and a lady. His father left some properties before his untimely demise. However, One of their uncle’s in the family has been fighting them for the same properties after the death of both parents. All his brothers and sister lost their lives through this property. One of the brother was poisoned and his sister was knocked down by an unknown car.
He gave out all the lands to the uncle leaving the house only but his uncle wanted to still eliminate him by all means.

His wife left him some years now because he fell sick and lost his manhood. This is confidential which his child should not know, he said.

He was accused of raping his uncle’s child which he never did and will not, he reckoned. The police doctors report states the child was raped but there’s nothing he could say to prove his innocence.

I asked the man to show me where his wife is and he did. I embarked on a journey to the village thus by a far distance to see the woman and wherewith proved a tedious endeavor. She needed to be convinced and asked continuously so to say the truth of the man loosing the manhood.
She told me the truth and I made her to give me proofs to show she married the man legally. I took the woman to Accra and kept her in a safe place. The court sitting was today Thursday. I brought the woman to court with my legal advisor for her to witness and testify in order to save the innocent man. She left the man because of that and God being so good she saved him.
The court has granted bail to the man and adjourn the case to next two weeks and also asked us to go for medical report to proof the man is actually impotent as said.

God being so good two hospitals just finished their reports and all proofs indicate the man’s manhood is not functional.
The man would have go to prison leaving this girl who might fall prey to many.

Wisdom Dordoe
Young Banker and Philanthropist
Founder & CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation
International Philanthropist Award Winner,
Global Goodwill Ambassador
40 Under 40 CEOs Award nominee.
Global Peace Ambassador for Ghana.
Child activists.

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Give Me Hope Foundation rescues teenager from prison

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com |
Date: 07-09-2019 Time: 12:09:21:pm
 
 

Give Me Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization, has successfully sought justice for a 19-year-old boy sentenced to serve three years in prison after his family failed to pay a fine of ¢3000.

The suspect was found guilty of stealing his boss’ Infinix phone, which he sold after his boss’ refusal to pay his salary.

The teenager told the court that he lost his father at a younger age and has been on the street trying to eke out a living for survival.

According to him, the refusal of his boss to pay his salary for two months made life unbearable for him leading to his action.
 
Founder of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe, was informed about the incident, he paid the ¢3000 fine and worked to secure the release of the teenager from prison without his knowledge.

The Foundation has also promised to help the convict to learn a trade to build a bright future for himself. 

In a related development, Mr Dordoe disclosed that they are currently working on taking 100 children from the slums back to school with scholarships in when schools reopen this month.

They are also planning a mega outreach program in which there will be a health screening, clothes donation and feeding over 1000 less privilege at Ankaful in Cape Coast prior to Christmas. 

“We are grateful to everybody who helped us to make this happen and continue to make great impact in people’s lives. We call on individuals, corporate entities and philanthropist to come on board so we make this change together,” Mr Dordoe added.

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Give Me Hope Foundation organises empowerment program for students

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | AI
Date: 25-09-2019 Time: 09:09:27:pm
 

Non-for-profit Give Me Hope Foundation has organised an empowerment program for students at the Methodist Junior High School 1 at Kaneshie in the Greater Accra region.

Dubbed ‘Empowerment on wheels’ the mentoring program is under the theme ‘Career Path’ had close to 200 participants.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

“The theme demonstrates our vision of providing tools for students to enhance their potentials, harness creativity and build confidence both in their academic and career endeavours,” said Wisdom Dordoe, founder of the Foundation.

He added that as future leaders, there is a need to encourage students to become exceptional in society by promoting individual growth through academic achievement.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

“We would promote educational awareness for students by helping them understand the benefits of education and to strive for excellence. Education is a powerful weapon which we can use to change the world,” Mr Dordoe said.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

Mentors took the candidates through various levels of preparing adequately for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and pointed out how that impacts on their respective career path.

Speakers included Glory Boateng, Adatsi Brownson, Angela Atsah, Afi Antonio Addo, Jerry Kwabena Awuku, Jonathan Perez Quarshie, Humphrey Asigbee and Abah Debbie Panji.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

The students also had the chance to experiencing psychological counselling.

Mr Dordoe thanked all the speakers, partners and donors for supporting such worthy cause.

Give Me Hope at Kaneshie Methodist

He reiterated the need for institutions, other NGOs, philanthropists and other donors to partner them in organising inspiring programs for students across the country.

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Give Me Hope Foundation CEO nominated for Forty Under 40 Awards

 

Wisdom Dordoe is the CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation

CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe, has been nominated for the Forty Under 40 Awards.

The social activist was nominated in the Philanthropist and Non-Profit of the Year category.

The Award identifies, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries. 

The nominees are committed to business growth, professional excellence, community service and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age.

Mr Dordoe is a banker and social advocate who is playing many roles aimed at transforming communities and bringing about positive change in the world.

In July this year, he won the International Philanthropist Award.

His desire to change lives has also been recognised by the Global Peace Chain Board, which lauded his efforts and awarded him Global Peace Ambassador for Ghana for making the world a better place. 

The general public has up to September 30, to vote for their favourite. The award ceremony comes off at the Kempinski Gold City Hotel on October 4.

 

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Give Me Hope Foundation CEO made Global Peace Ambassador

The CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe, has been conferred Global Peace Ambassador for Ghana by Global Peace Chain.
 
The award honours his tireless journey leading change towards peace and social reforms in the several communities across the country. 

Mr Dordoe is an advocate and social activist who is playing many roles that are ultimately transforming communities and bringing about positive change in the world.

In July this year, he won the International Philanthropist Award.

“His accomplishments to the changing lives have been recognised by our board and these awards have only come to appreciate him and his team on to do even more,” Founder of the Award, Dr Peter Kayode Falarungbon said.

His accomplishments to changing lives has now been recognised by the Global Peace Chain board which lauds his efforts in making the world a better place. 

Global Peace Chain envisions to build resilience, cultivate the culture of tolerance, inclusivity, interfaith harmony,co-existence, love and social peacebuilding across the borders.

It does this through peace camps in educational institutions, interactive sessions, peace talks with society stakeholders, diplomats, ambassadors, influential community groups, UN officials, religious scholars and community-based organization across the globe by engaging Global Peace Ambassadors

 

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