The Agoro Ne Obra Pa (ANOPA) Project of Ghana has officially signed an agreement of Affiliation with the World Fund for Development and Planning (WFDP), an intergovernmental organization granted as a Special Consultative to the United Nations (UN-ECOSOC).
The purpose of this agreement is to establish a non- Exclusive relationship between the ANOPA Project and WFDP to promote our mutual vision and mission and on-going enhancing inclusion, integration of vulnerable and differently-abled persons and children including the deaf, blind, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) and refugees’ projects and programmes in Ghana.
ANOPA Project is a Sport for Development Project that uses sport as an instrument for individual development, promotion of gender equality, peace building, promotion and the inclusion of differently-abled persons such as the deaf, blind, persons with IDDs and refugees, promotion of education among others.
and projects have tremendous educational success for many deaf and blind children having enrolled and supported many in specialized schools through our “Education through Sport for Deaf and Blind Children” project and provided them with educational scholarships and accessories including payment of fees and provision of educational materials among others.
Our inclusive swimming for deaf and non-deaf persons have provided a very unique opportunity for 14 deaf kids who are selected to participate in the upcoming 6th World Deaf Swimming Championship in Argentina 2023. This would be the first time Ghana would be represented in the World Deaf Swimming Championships.
Over the past three years ANOPA Project has been able to reach more than three thousand (3000) deaf, blind and other differently-abled persons and children and rendered various impactful support to them from education, sports, sensitization, and entrepreneurship. These successes and impacts further brought ANOPA Project to the limelight winning the Charity Organization of the Year Award, 2022 organized by the Centre for Africa Corporate Business Honors.
The affiliation agreement between ANOPA Project and WFDP was signed by Mr. Ernest Appiah, the Executive Director of ANOPA, and Ambassador. Ekramy A.A. Ibrahim EI Zaghat President of WFDP respectively.
ANOPA Project hopes to use this affiliation to deepen its works in the area of humanitarian services and promote the inclusion of differently-abled persons and children in Ghana and beyond.