Spring-UP Global Network is a non-profit organization that focuses on encouraging children in orphanages and underprivileged schools to have access to quality education through mentorship. Spring-UP Global Network has branches in Accra and Kumasi. Spring-UP believes the mindset influences behavior. They focused on mentorship to help ignite a need to succeed in the hearts and minds of children in orphanages underprivileged schools. Spring-UP Global Network, they agree and believe that Children can succeed in future through mentorship and encouraging quality education.
Come Alive Tour
On 12th April 2019, Spring-UP Global Network embarked on its first outreach dubbed called Come Alive Tour. It was organized at the Weep Not Child Orphanage at Nsawam. Spring-UP Global Network volunteers talked to the children on the topic, self-esteem. There was a break out session where two mentors were paired with a maximum of eight children in a group. During this session, the mentors created a great bond with the children by interacting on a personal level and further elaborating on “self-esteem” which was the topic for the Come Alive Tour.
During the mentorship sessions at the maiden Come Alive Tour, one of the children said he did not like how his eyes looked. After the self -esteem talk with his mentor, he accepted that he is unique and handsome just the way he is. Coincidentally, it was their last day at school for the academic year. To make it a memorable one, the Spring-UP team led by 4C who is an urban Gospel artist treated the children to some of his melodious songs. They had dancing competitions and other games. The day ended with the mentees taking memorable pictures with their mentors. Come Alive Tour 2019 was indeed a great success.
The founder and President of Spring-UP Global Network Akorfa Ama Akoto. She is a Ghanaian and currently, live in Accra. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and Sociology from the University of Ghana with first-class honors. She is a Chinese Translator and teacher. She grew up in different parts of the country and the love she has for his country mother Ghana, she is using her hobbies reading and writing skills to help mentor children in orphanages and underprivileged schools.
Management area of work
Akorfa Ama Akoto said “Spring-UP” means to develop, become or come into existence to take on form or shape. According to her, She is currently working with a team of young professionals to provide mentorship to children in orphanages and underprivileged schools. This team of young professionals works to address the problem of lack of mentors and role models for underprivileged children in Ghana. They also provide a platform for mentors to positively impact the lives of children. Spring-UP Global Network partners with orphanages and underprivileged schools to provide sustainable and quality education. At Spring-UP Global Network, they believe education can make children what they are to live up to. As an organization, they seek to address the problem of lack of adequate mentors by volunteering to mentor children.
Paying forward the good things they enjoyed or did not get to enjoy as children motivated her to start Spring-UP Global Network. As an individual, she believes that, for all the good things she wished she had as a child but couldn’t have, she will work to provide them for children. Also, the opportunity to constantly build a team of mentors who visit orphanages and underprivileged schools to mentor children has made her believe that they can offer change wherever they find themselves with whatever resource they have.
Donation to support orphanages
She added that at the beginning of every academic year, parents and guardians are required to buy new sets of exercise books and other learning materials for their wards. At this time of the year, management of orphanages who have enrolled their wards in schools, are faced with the responsibility of providing new exercise books and other learning materials for the children under their care. In connection with that spring-UP, Global Network donated Items including, storybooks, rice, oil, biscuits, and toiletries were to the orphanage to support parents and guardians.
Support manage orphanages
Spring-UP Global Network, a non-profit organization that focuses on encouraging children in orphanages and underprivileged schools to have quality education is embarking on an outreach dubbed, The Book Expedition. THE BOOK EXPEDITION aims to lessen the burden on the management of orphanages during the reopening of a new academic year by providing exercise books and other learning materials to school children in orphanages.
Achieves Goal 4, Sustainable Development (SDGs)
The Book Expedition focuses on achieving Goal 4 of Sustainable Development. Goals (SDGs) which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The first edition of The Book Expedition will be held on 14th September 2019 at the Saviour Children Orphanage, Kasoa. As part of our program outline, volunteers of the NGO will share with the children of the orphanage, nuggets on the topic, time management and discipline.
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