RYTHM Partner ANOPA Project Wins Charity of the Year Award in Ghana
RYTHM Foundation’s partner organisation in Ghana, ANOPA Project (ANOPA), has emerged as the ‘Best Charity Organisation of 2022’ for improving the inclusion and integration of vulnerable groups across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The accolade by the African Corporate CEOs and Business Awards recognised the NGO’s use of sport to help promote inclusion and integration among differently-abled children, especially those with visual and hearing loss.
RYTHM partnered with ANOPA in 2020 to train young beneficiaries in games like swimming, basketball, and volleyball to help them build confidence and promote societal inclusiveness.
Ernest Appiah, ANOPA’s executive director, paid tribute to RYTHM for funding its initiatives over the past three years.
“Educating the differently-abled is central to our work and that of RYTHM, and we are extremely proud of this award. However, we could not have changed the lives of many of our beneficiaries without RYTHM’s immense support.”
In congratulating Ernest, RYTHM Chairperson Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran said, “This award reflects the endless effort you and your team have made for your cause.
“You have not only highlighted the plight of the specially-abled but provided them with the opportunities that many other children facing the same challenges can only dream of,” Datin Sri Umayal added.
The Head of RYTHM, Santhi Periasamy, also commended ANOPA for the win. “This recognition is a considerable achievement. We are proud to be associated with an organisation that shares the same ideals as ours to transform communities and empower all lives,” Santhi said.
ANOPA was nominated for numerous other African awards earlier this year, including ‘Best Educational NGO’ and ‘Best Physical and Mental Advocate’ before winning this accolade in August.