Everyone is into one form of charity or another. Some For the fun of it, others for fame and some too just have the passion to help the less privileged. With the wide spread of NGO’s and foundations its hard to tell which is really genuine. But when the one running the foundation is struggling to make ends meet but still helps a few people, it safe to assume it’s genuine.
Our focus for today is Little Feet foundation. Little Feet is a non profit organization that seeks to keep children in school by providing basic educational materials such as shoes, uniforms, books, etc to very deprived children and tackling threatening issues that might hinder education in selected communities in the Upper East Region.
It was founded in 2014 by Miss Azoteyine Sally Lariba with the help of her late father who was a great inspiration to her till his demise in 2015. Growing up in the Upper West Region was not easy for her and most of her mates dropped out of school before senior high school due to reasons that could be prevented.
Looking back, she realized they didn’t get enough motivation to stay in school so she decided to start Little Feet to help keep other children in school. The foundation is currently run by her and a few friends who believe in her dream and are helping her achieve it. She depends on her personal savings and donations from philanthropists to fund her projects.
Currently, Little Feet is undertaking an anti teenage pregnancy campaign in junior high schools in the upper east region to talk to the students on the benefits of abstinence and preventive measures to reduce the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the region. Miss Azoteyine is 22 year old Media and Mass communication graduate of Tamale Technical University and a past student of Bolga girls senior high school. She’s from Zorbisi in the Upper East Region but currently lives in Bolga.
She is Inspired by her love for humanity and her desire to see Upper East Region develop like other regions in the country. She won the social entrepreneur of the year 2016 in the maiden edition of the tertiary women awards for her wonderful works with little feet. She dreams of establishing schools to sponsor orphans and disabled children to go to school.
By: Selma Ibrahim