The upcoming Ghana NGO Games & Fair is the first in a series of activities that have been lined up to celebrate the good work of NGOs in Ghana, the organizers, ORPED Sports have said.
It is scheduled to come off on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra between 7:00am and 5:00pm with both local and international NGOs expected to participate.
Other programmes lined up after this event includes, the Ghana NGO fraternity night on Saturday, December 7, 2013, and, the launch of the first ever Ghana NGO Awards 2014.
Charles Cobbina, director of partnerships operations & fundraising for ORPED Sports, said:'This fraternity night will be in the form of a partnership market place of sharing and a dinner dance to raise funds towards the Districts Sports for Development Centre, the look alike of the FIFA Football for Hope Centres spread in 20 African Countries.'
He added: 'ORPED with its partners, believe that be it as it may NGOs do many excellent jobs in the nook and cranny of the country so one special day in the year should be set aside by government, traditional leaders and the beneficiaries of such development to celebrate NGOs.'
This celebration will also serve as a platform for peer reviewing to flash out miscreants in the industry and lay down a marker in the work of NGOs in Ghana.
The NGO Games and Fair would be heralded by a partnership walk of all participants from Kawukudi Park near the Nima Highway at 6:00am to the El Wak Stadium venue of the event.
The main event will include a fair or market place where NGOs will showcase their work through books, CDs, Posters, films etc, fun games including 7 - aside soccer, volleyball, and development games.
There would also be music as well as messages and speeches from the organizers and participants.
Partners for the event include, the YMCA, Coalition of Volunteering organizations of Ghana (COVOG), Wishes Alliance, ANOPA, DOXA Fashion and Alive & Kicking.
The GHANA NGO Games & Fair is an initiative of ORPED Sports, a Sport for Development (SFD) subsidiary of ORPED Ghana.