Goodwill ambassador of Food for All Africa program, Trigmatic on Saturday, 13th August, 2016 led a group of 120 young West Africans from the ongoing Young African Leadership Initiative to volunteer, feed and support inmates of the Accra Psychiatric hospital.
The project dubbed Food for All Share your breakfast was initiated by founder of Food for All, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo, a pioneer cohort of the YALI RLC to encourage volunteerism and community service among African youth.
Past cohorts of the program have been volunteering on the program whilst in Ghana. They recover, feed and support vulnerable communities. The group chose the Accra psychiatric hospital because they have been a beneficiary of the Food for All program and also due to the recent shortage of food that hit the hospital.
The YALI RLC West Africa has since August 2015 executed three cohorts of leadership training for participants drawn across Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. 405 participants have been trained in entrepreneurship, public management and civil society leadership under the Young African Leadership Initiative West Africa RLC by President Barack Obama.
The 120 cohorts will be feeding and supporting over 500 inmates of the hospital and a “Food4All Africa YALI Cohorts Sustainable Farms Fund will be launched by Food for All and participants to create and manage sustainable farms for vulnerable communities in Africa with which the psychiatric hospital will be the first to benefit from the fund.
Trigmatic says food for all is a shared social responsibility and advocates public support to collectively work towards creating sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in society in order for Africa to attain the UN Sustainable Goals 2 and 12 by 2030.