Nonprofit Feature: Clothe The Naked
Nonprofit Feature: Clothe The Naked Outreach
Clothe The Naked is a charitable 501c3 nonprofit organization in the United States of America which provides clothing assistance, educational opportunities and outreach programs for the less-privileged people of Ghana West Africa.
Clothe The Naked Outreach was started in Ghana by Mr. Stephen Quainoo, popularly known as Paa Kwesi Quainoo, in the year 2010 as a movement of bringing his friends together to undertake charitable activities in the communities at their free time. With time, more and more people became interested in joining the movement and it began to grow.
Eventually the movement evolved into a wonderful charity and it was registered as a Non-governmental organization in Ghana in the year 2013. The organization also became a registered Nonprofit Organization with a 501(c)3 status in the United States of America in the year 2015. The simple movement for clothes redistribution has now become a great organization which has benefited over 25,000 people so far.
Clothe The Naked provides;
Clothing Assistance for the less-privileged people, especially orphans in orphanages, poor people in deprived communities, mentally-challenged people in psychiatric hospitals, and prisoners, with our Clothing Drive Project. The purpose of our Clothing Drive Project is to redistribute clothing resources; which is our own way of reducing the visible impacts of poverty which is usually seen in the wearing of same old tattered-clothes by less-privileged people who often have less clothes than they need, and also our own way of reducing the amount of clothes that end up at dumping sites to pollute our environment.
Educational Opportunities for the less-privileged children of Africa. Clothe The Naked runs a program known as the CTN SCHOLARSHIP AID which funds the education of orphans, abandoned children, and children from poor families in the deprived communities of Ghana, West Africa. The CTN Scholarship Aid funds the education of carefully selected beneficiaries from kindergarten through to college/university. The purpose of the CTN Scholarship Aid is to equip needy children with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to change their own lives and the lives of their families and communities.
Clothe The Naked Outreach has also began the construction of a school in a deprived community in the central region of Ghana where there is no school. Our CTN School shall provide; tuition free education, free uniforms, free stationery, free lunch, and all other things needed for a successful education for the children of the Dwen Daama village, and the surrounding communities.
Outreach programs such as;
the Love-Machete Project which provides free farm-machetes and clothes to people living in deprived farming communities, with a purpose of empowering them to farm so that they can feed themselves and their families.
Refresh The Orphan Project which reaches out to children living in orphanages with clothes and foot-wears, food and drinks, entertainment, counseling and health screening – with a purpose of showing love to orphans, enhancing their sense of belonging and boosting their confidence in life.
Prisons and Psychiatric Outreach which provides clothing and entertainment to mentally-challenges people in psychiatric hospitals and inmates of Ghanaian prisons with a purpose of showing them love and boosting their sense of belonging.
And the Nose-Masks Project which provides nose-masks, cleaning materials and detergents for children in orphanages of Ghana, during this Covid-19 pandemic.
So far fourteen (14) needy children are benefiting from our CTN Scholarship Aid which funds the education of less-privileged children in Ghana. Beneficiaries of the CTN Scholarship Aid receive financial support which covers their tuition Fees, Stationary, School uniforms, school bags, and foot wears, school feeding fees or pocket money, hostel fees, and all other things needed for a successful formal education, from basic school to tertiary. Children who could have never stepped foot in classrooms are now schooling comfortably because of our aid.
About 600 people in deprived rural farming communities have received farming tools such as farm-machetes from our Love-Machete Project, which has empowered them to farm and feed themselves and the thousands of family members who depend on them. These beneficiaries do not starve, nor go to bed on empty stomachs because of our help.
Over 200,000 pieces of clothes wasting away in people’s wardrobes, which would have ended up in dumpsites to pollute the environment, have been rescued and distributed to those who need them in orphanages, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, and deprived rural communities of Ghana. The over 25,000 beneficiaries of our clothing assistance no longer walk around in tattered clothes and barefooted with poverty drawn all over them. And 400 nose-masks have been distributed to children in orphanages. Most of these beneficiaries in orphanages and prisons have also benefited from the free health screening, free feeding, free entertainment, and free motivational talks which goes with our outreach programs.
CURRENT PROJECT - CTN SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
The next project on our list is the construction of a school building for the children of a deprived rural community called Dwen Daama, in the Central Region of Ghana. This community has over 50 children below 10 years but there is no school in the community - the closest school to Dwen Daama is about 10 kilometers away in another community.
Clothe The Naked Outreach has secured a 2-acre land in Dwen Daama for the construction of a school for the community. Our school will provide a tuition-free education which will also provide free uniforms, free stationary, and all other needed things, for our students.
The purpose of this project is to make education accessible to the children of Dwen Daama and its surrounding villages, and boost motivation for education among the children and parents of the community, in pursuance of our mission to empower the less-privileged people of Ghana for a better future.
The following YouTube Video gives a better explanation of what this School Building project is all about: https://youtu.be/Jm5ZKHnhdVE
HOW TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT
We are currently trying to raise US$ 15,000 for the first phase of our school building project, and your donation of just US$ 6 would buy us one bag of cement for the construction of the school for the children of Dwen Daama. We are counting on the support of kindhearted individuals like you to make this project a success.
Donations can be sent through;
MTN Mobile Money Number: +233557808749
Or simply donate to our Fundraiser on Facebook by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/ctncharity/videos/637069370477709/
For more information you may call us on telephone number +14252101151. Or kindly visit our:
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ctncharity