Fever Relief Fund

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The Fever Relief Fund (FRF) is an NGO based in the USA that works for disadvantaged young people and single parent families in the USA and in Ghana. The Fund runs a number of projects, for example, after school soccer programmes, mentoring and training in social skills. The Fund also works with individuals in crisis, providing resources that arrest crisis, restore self-respect and transition individuals and their families back on the road to independence and positive social engagement with life-building tools. In addition, the Fund supports social development, health and wellness education and arts programming that allows for creative expression.

In Ghana-MISSION: To improve the quality of life women, children and families in the Dansoman Region of Ghana.

Goals and Objectives through Projects ‘ A Book in Hand’, ‘Change of Clothing’, ‘ Project New Hope’, and ‘Project MD’:

• To enable every Ghanaian citizen to achieve literacy through access to books and libraries.

• To provide every teacher in Ghana with the supplies and books to educate their students.

• To provide a way out of poverty for every citizen in Ghana.

• To close the gap on illiteracy.

• To use literacy to destroy poverty.

• To improve the quality of life through the construction of schools, libraries and the provision of clean water.

• To provide employment and business opportunities.

• To provide after school athletic programs with mentoring, tutoring, and empowerment components

Although Ghana has been classified as a low middle-income country by the World Bank since 2010, its development indicators compare poorly with those of most countries in this category. Ghana has made significant progress towards attaining the MDGs. It is likely to attain the MDGs on the eradication of extreme poverty, universal primary education, promotion of gender equality, empowerment of women, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Ghana continues to be challenged by slow progress on reduction of under-5 mortality, improvement of maternal health and environmental sustainability Ghana is, demographically speaking, a very young nation. Nearly 40 per cent of the country’s population is under the age of 14. However, the hardships that many young Ghanaians face are overwhelming. 27,000 Ghanaian children of this youngest population segment are living with HIV. Around 160,000 Ghanaian children have been orphaned due to AIDS and are now facing a life without their biological parents.

At present, an estimated 1.1 million children in Ghana have lost either one of or both their parents. In Accra, thousands of young children and adolescents sleep on pieces of cardboard in doorways, parking lots and bus stations. They beg for money, sell merchandise or engage in petty theft in order to survive. Approximately one third of them are only 10 to 14 years old.

With a successful stateside business in sports management, FRF through the efforts of Akwasi, has been able to capture an impressive array of supporters, donors, and partners. Some of them are listed here, however, there are more and the list increases daily. The Henry Jackson Foundation, the United States Department of Defense, The Jerome Bettis Foundation, The Shawn Springs Foundation, The Robert Royal Foundation, Champion Divine Clinic-Ghana, Faaco Ghana Limited-Ghana, and The Charles Sanders Charities (totaling more than $1.5M). The total values of items donated to date are more than $3M. FRF closes the gap by connecting those who have with those who hope.

Fiscal Transparency

FRF is dedicated to being transparent and efficient with the resources that are entrusted to the organization. Thus, all Federal regulations regarding tax law and financial accountability are complied with. The goals of FRF are straightforward: creating high performance at great value..

Website

http://www.feverrelieffund.org

Year established

2010

Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

Quazi Trendz LLC; Auto Zone; CARS; Costco; Toys For Tots Phoenix Children Hospital; Salvation Army Phoenix; Champion Devine Clinic-Ghana; Champion Hotel-Ghana;Chuck Sanders Charities; Quazi Auto Group LLC; Sachs Investment Holdings; Harkins Theaters; Henry Jackson Foundation, Jerome Bettis Foundation; Kumasi Brewery Corp; Urban Lending Solutions; Marshal Faulk Foundation; Nestle Ghana Corp Trasacco Ghana Corp; Unilever,

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Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Arts and culture; Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Disability...show all (5)