Child daycare centre commissioned in Accra to support children of migrants

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Child daycare centre commissioned in Accra to support children of migrants
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Madam Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has officially commissioned a modern child daycare centre in . The facility, located in the Old Fadama township, was constructed by City Plus Limited and is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children of migrants, particularly those working in the informal waste sector.

Funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation under the Mayor's Migration Council's Global Cities Fund, the single-storey childcare centre includes classrooms, a play area, and dedicated spaces for meals and rest, among other facilities. The initiative is part of the city's broader social inclusion program, aiming to address the needs of vulnerable populations, especially migrants in the waste sector.

Madam Sackey emphasized the importance of providing a supportive environment for the growth and learning of every child. The daycare centre is expected to contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating opportunities for a brighter future, aligning with the AMA's commitment to uplift communities on the fringes of society.

Madam Fatao Dialo Ndiaye, Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), commended the Mayor's dedication to migrant and community rights. She stressed the significance of promoting the integration of migrants into society, highlighting their integral role.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by representatives from the , musician Okyeame Kwame, the 2009 Vodafone Awards ‘Artist of the Year,' Mr Musah Ziyad (Assemblyman for Amamomo Electoral Area), and various chiefs. The initiative reflects a collaborative effort to address the unique needs of migrant families and contribute to social inclusivity in Accra.

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