Since the first intake in the 1989/90 academic year up till the last intake in the 2015/2016 academic year, Central Aid has awarded educational scholarships to over Three Thousand (3,000) brilliant but needy students of various religious and ethnic backgrounds and from across the length and breadth of the country.
Currently, there are Four Hundred and Twenty-Five (425) beneficiaries on the scheme pursuing their secondary education in One Hundred and Thirty-Seven (137) Senior High Schools across the ten regions of the country.
It is planned to extend the scholarship to cover brilliant but needy students who gain admission to the School of Applied Sciences at the Central University College in the next 2-3 years.
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Central Aid has supported and continues to support a number of institutions and peri-urban communities in the country as part of the social responsibility and commitment of the International Central Gospel Church to the development of our people, communities and the nation at large. The institutions include orphanages, schools, hospitals and other health facilities.
Some of the major past accomplishments in the areas of institutional support and community development were:
- Financial assistance in support of the health delivery and expansion programme of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra
- Financial assistance to the Ghana Heart Foundation
- Financial assistance to the Plastic Surgery Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospita
- Financial assistance in support of the breast cancer screening programme of Mamocare Ghana
- Renovation of a 3-classroom block of the Akufful-Krodua Catholic Junior Secondary School in the Central Region
- Construction of a 2-storey 50-bed fully-furnished boys’ hostel for the Osu Children’s Home in Accra
- Construction of twenty (20) boreholes fitted with hand-pumps for nineteen (19) underserved communities in the Ga West Municipal Area of the Greater Accra Region.
CAREER COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE
Central Aid successfully organized career counseling and guidance workshops for beneficiaries of the educational scholarship and the youth in various ICGC Assemblies.
The dearth of career counseling and guidance in our schools and colleges is a recognized shortcoming of our educational delivery system. By running these workshops, critical professional knowledge and expertise was brought to bear on the youth in their choices of careers and professions.