Stephen Appiah to unveil his free clinic and library

Published on: 05 October 2010

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will  commission a free ante-natal community clinic and a library he has built for the less-privileged in his country on Saturday.

The Cesena midfielder will take advantage of the international break to continue with his charitable projects in Ghana.

Despite retiring from the Black Stars the enforcer will continue to support the poor in Ghana.

His StepApp Foundation, which he personally funds, will continue its annual Sports Day during his visit to the country to encourage children to take up to sports.

The StepApp Mother and Child Centre, based at Chokor where he was born, is the ante-natal clinic aimed at young mothers and their children will be unveiled on Saturday.

The centre will help and advice young mothers on ante-natal issues, disseminate messages to fight teenage pregnancy, encourage good parental care and dissuade the youth from social vices.

The library which will also be based in Chorkor seeks to open avenues for children in the community to take to reading to help improve them academically.

Appiah insists he will continue to help the less-privileged in his country as he seeks to give back what he has earned.

“I am very happy and proud of the difference the StepApp Foundation is making to the lives of ordinary Ghanaians,” Appiah said.

“It’s not easy but I am dedicated to this and will make sure I keep providing for the less fortunate for as long as I can.

“Those who have benefitted will no doubt testify to the fact that we have made a little difference in their lives and I hope the mothers, kids and the general public of Chorkor will enjoy the new facilities we are about to provide.

“The Mother and child centre is a good initiative which will benefit the back bone of our nation - our lovely mothers and kids.

'The Library (and the computers to be added later) will be good for the education of our kids and that fills me with a lot of pleasure and satisfaction'

This year's activities will take place on Saturday October 9th in Chorkor at Indafa Park.

It will be a community based program where teams from Chorkor, Mamprobi, Korle Gonno and Korle Bu in the Ablekuma region will compete for the StepApp Cup.

The StepApp Foundation has so far sponsored 100 people to have free medical care under the National Health Insurance scheme. The StepApp Player of the Year for 2009, Raphael Quartey, had his education fully sponsored.

Three orphans Naomi Lamptey, Matilda Tetteh and Sarah Lamptey  have all been sponsored to learn a trade.

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