Hope for Sisi’s Kids (HOSIKIDS) is a foundation that supports the development of Bawaleshie Elementary and Middle School, a rural community school in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, West Africa. HOSIKIDS was founded in loving memory of Ms. Gladys Komle Tawiah (1942-2010). Sisi, as she is affectionately called by family and friends passed away on Friday, April 23rd 2010 from a rare cancer of the uterus at a relatively young age of 67 years in East Amherst, NY. She retired as an educationist after 42 years of service to the Ghana Education Service. At a young age she started her career as a school teacher, teaching in rural community schools until she settled as the District Education Officer, Garrison Education Office of the Ghana Armed Forces Schools. Following her death the grandchildren of Sisi created this organization to fulfill Sisi’s dream and vision of providing quality education for rural communities.
Every child has access to good quality basic education and comprehensive primary healthcare that provides the child with the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life.
To enrich the life of uninsured and underprivileged school children in a rural Ghanaian community by providing access to basic quality education and primary healthcare.
What We Have Achieved
Provided backpacks and school supplies to over 450 school children
Renovated 6 classrooms
Provided 12 laptops
Hosted six major fundraisers in which we've raised over $20,000, bringing our total funds to more than $30,000 since our founding in 2012
Installed a new roof and ceiling
Repainted the entire school
Installed ceiling fans in classrooms
Collaborated with the community by bringing elders, church leaders, and politicians together
Donated medical supplies to school and village clinic
Collaborated with Days For Girls to donate 500 hygiene kits for girls
Collaborated with village leaders to acquire property on which to build new classrooms
Provided healthcare cards to more than 200 students