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Posted by Ataa Lartey on November 10, 2017 at 7:45 PM

To mark the 10th edition of its 21 days of Y’ello Care staff volunteer programme, telecommunication giant; MTN Ghana has reconstructed the Street Academy School at Mensah Guinea Beach in Accra.


The school’s wooden structure was pulled down and replaced with a concrete building to provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for pupils of the Street Academy School.


The facility is now completed with a study area, a kitchen, a dining room, storage area and an ICT learning area with internet access.


Street Academy has also been expanded to create the opportunity for more street children within the Art Center and James Town enclave to be enrolled at the Academy.

The 21 Days of Y’ello Care is an annual staff volunteer programme that runs across the MTN Group from June 1-21. It was instituted 10 years ago and has grown to become one of the key activities on the MTN calendar.


In line with the theme: ‘Investing in Education for All’, MTN volunteers undertake various activities across the country to promote and encourage the use of technology during the 21 days of Y’ello Care.


Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, said the project aims at brightening the lives of our stakeholders in the country.


She indicated that, in the 10th edition of the 21 Days of Y’ello Care, staff volunteers impacted over 6,000 pupils in about 30 schools across the country.


“We are grateful to all our staff volunteers who defied the rains to make the 21 Days of Y’ello Care a success. You have exhibited a CAN DO spirit, our vital behaviours of collaboration and Get it Done” she added.


Cynthia Lumor hoped the investment made will go a long way to enhance teaching and learning in the beneficiary institutions.


“By supporting this project, MTN is helping the children to stay away from the streets and to give them the skills they need to turn their potential into success”


Mrs. Lumor thanked the Y’ello Care partners particularly Ghana Education Service for the immense contribution in ensuring that they achieved their objective within 21 days.


Board Chairman of Street Academy, Lydia Sackey expressed their profound gratitude to MTN for the timely intervention.


She said the expansion of the facility will afford the opportunity to other street children who hitherto could not be accommodated due to space, to enroll and be educated.


“We are grateful to MTN for putting smiles on the faces of the children at Street Academy,” she said.


She assured MTN the facility to be put to good use and maintained very well


PTA Meeting

Posted by Ataa Lartey on October 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

6th October, 2016.

Dear Parent/Guardian,


We bring you greetings from the management and Staff of the Street Academy .We thank you for your cooperation with the academy over the years.


We humbly request your presence at the school at 10:00am prompt for a meeting with the director of the school, Ataa Lartey.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the said time.


Farin Mema shows love to the Children of the Street academy

Posted by Ataa Lartey on April 10, 2015 at 6:25 AM

The Street Academy has received donations worth $500 from a benevolent artist from The United States Of America. Farin “Mema” Greer, a painter and an artist, together with OB Addy, a reggae Musician, visited the Academy premises , March 27, 2015, and presented art-related items to the children of the School. Items that included the following; Paints, colour pencils, pencils, paintbrushes, inks, markers etc. The Academy will make good use of these items to grow the interest of these children, in art.

Delta Airlines donates boxing equipment to the Street Academy

Posted by Ataa Lartey on April 10, 2015 at 6:20 AM

The Street Academy appealed to the public to support the academy to rejuvenate juvenile boxing in Ghana. In response to the appeal, the Delta Airline crew led by Mr. Rick Manjarrez, who has his last flight to Africa, donated boxing equipment worth 700USD to the Street Academy. Mr. Rick  hopes to see the children excel in their education while they better their chances in their favorite sport, boxing.


Excursion! Excursion!! Excursion!!!

Posted by Ataa Lartey on March 24, 2015 at 5:50 AM

Hurray!!! Its another pending trip for the kids this year and its going to awesome.

Date: 17th April, 2015

Venue: Coca Cola Bottling Company , Spintex

Time: 1pm.

Its going to be a fun-filled occasion, and it gonna be nice for the kids to know how their drinks are made.

Support the Street Academy now to make this event a success!!!!!!!!

PTA Meeting

Posted by Ataa Lartey on January 23, 2015 at 5:10 AM

The Academy is calling out to parents of the street academy children to make it a point to be in the school premises today.

Know how your wards are faring. Its important for national development. The teachers and activity coaches are doing their best to bring out the best in these children. That is just a quota. Your part to play is now . Show your kids you are there for them.

So all parents make it a point to be there today at 10am sharp!!

there will be refreshment!!!!!!!!!!


The Health pOST

Posted by Ataa Lartey on January 22, 2015 at 5:15 AM

The Street Academy is in quest again to provide health solutions to surrounding communities, by constructing a health post at the project location.

Indeed its a nice initiative to begin with. To all you out there!! we need your support to make this a fulfilling reality.

Help the Street Academy now and you will be glad you did.

Programme Lineup for 2015

Posted by Ataa Lartey on January 21, 2015 at 5:30 AM



• 14TH March 2015 Football match with Accra Old Stars

• 24th April, 2015 Vacation Classes

• 11th July, 2015 Annual Health Walk

• 31st July, 2015 Akosia Film Project

• 13th September, 2015 Thanksgiving

• 31st October, 2015 Stakeholders Night

• 19th December, 2015 Dinner Dance

• 26th December, 2015 Boxing day

The street Academy is up for a refreshing start of the year  and we hope to achieve greater heights in this year.

Join us change a child at a time


school reopens 2013/2014 academic year

Posted by Ataa Lartey on September 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

The first term of the academic year begins from the 10th of september 2013.The children will be back from recess on the 9th of september for clean up exercise in the school. lessons and other activities  are scheduled to start on the 10th of sept.

2013 Health walk

Posted by Ataa Lartey on August 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

This year [2013] health walk has been organized . children ,staff,volunteers ,some government officials  and  some friends of the Street Academy walked through the streets of accra to help create awareness about deprived children in our society. .