At SoVital we recognize that giving back is good for the soul. It makes us feel happy, is proven to be beneficial to our mental and physical health, and promotes a deep sense of social connection. We also believe that giving evokes a sense of gratitude that is essential to living a happy and fulfilled life. We feel passionate about our relationship to the community. The SoVital community, the broader community and most importantly, to those in need. Each season we will be rolling out fundraising programs for the four following organizations. Each organization is extraordinary and we are honored to partner with them in their pursuit of excellence in their field.
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you have accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” ~Denzel Washington
The Volta Children’s Foundation is an organization created to help raise the next generation of Ghana to be as successful as possible. Within the first 10 years of operating they are striving to have completed building housing units for all of their partnered homes and schools that offer boarding. In addition they would like each of our partnered institutions to have functioning sustainable nutrition programs. This means every child being served will receive three square meals a day that meet appropriate nutrition requirements for optimal development. The Volta Children’s Foundation also envisions in its first years that all of the children they support will have medical insurance and will receive proper and quality medical care when they need.
The Volta Children’s Foundation’s long term goals include providing secondary education for all of the children they support. Secondary education in Ghana is expensive and with all of of the foundation’s children coming from the poorest communities in Ghana, this is something that will take time. Secondary education will allow these children the opportunity to build a career for themselves beyond farming or sewing-low income jobs that are common in Ghana, but don’t provide opportunity for much growth. With the addition of secondary education, these children will grow into adults who will be making more sustainable income, which in turn will allow them to provide for their own families and will contribute to the abolition of child laboring and poverty in Ghana.