AKO Foundation Takes Bold Steps to Combat Plastic Pollution and Malaria in Amasaman Community

By AbibiNsroma Foundation
Press Release AKO Foundation Takes Bold Steps to Combat Plastic Pollution and Malaria in Amasaman Community

AKO Foundation, a prominent environmental advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its project addressing the intertwined challenges of plastic pollution and malaria in the Amasaman community of Ghana.

Plastic pollution and malaria pose significant threats to public health and environmental sustainability, particularly impacting vulnerable populations such as children and pregnant women. Recognizing the urgent need for action, AKO Foundation launched a comprehensive education, empowerment, and community engagement initiative.

During the project, the AKO Foundation and its partner AGENDA from Tanzania conducted extensive awareness campaigns to educate residents about the harmful effects of plastic pollution and the severe consequences of malaria. Interactive workshops and discussions were held to promote sustainable practices, eco-friendly alternatives to plastics, and waste management solutions.

One of the project's key achievements was empowering individuals to take proactive steps towards waste reduction and environmental conservation. Participants were encouraged to implement sustainable changes within their communities, leading to a decrease in plastic usage and a cleaner environment.

"We are thrilled with the transformative impact our project has had in Amasaman," said Mr. Kwame Ofori, the executive director for AKO Foundation. "By raising awareness, fostering sustainable practices, and using virtual reality/technology to engage the community, we are making tangible progress in combating plastic pollution and malaria, instilling a sense of hope and optimism for a cleaner, healthier future."

The AKO Foundation also engaged key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Services, District Assembly, and selected youth groups in collaborative efforts to address these critical issues.

The organization remains committed to advocating for sustainable solutions, fostering partnerships, and empowering communities to create a healthier and cleaner environment.

Kwame Ofori
Executive Director
AKO Foundation