Rosie ‘Peppy’ Parke is a prominent person in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and her popularity is trending in Ghana —Yaa Gyasi Peppy Parke. Why? Her noble efforts for the past 3 years have tremendously impacted the lives of some Ghanaian parents and children.
She will be hosting an evening of food and musical entertainment in another effort to raise funds to support her trip to Ghana. Her sojourn this year to Ghana will begin from October 28 through November 27, 2015 will take her to the Ayensudo Akoma International Academy of Arts and Sciences, in Ayensudo, Ghana, West Africa.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9 pm to 1 am at 9450 Cherry Hill Road, Beltsville, Maryland. Click for event details.
Since October 2012 Peppy has been celebrating her birthday in a cooperative fundraising manner. She has invited the world to participate in the celebrations and make contributions to enhance her efforts to help needy children in Ghana.
The Ayensudo Akoma International Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded by Malkia Brantuo in September 2004. The school is located in Ayensudo, Ghana, West Africa – a farming village. The school is equipped to serve 200 students from Kindergarten to Ninth grade. Because of the many students who need the help, we would greatly like to expand the facility to accommodate them. Learn more about the academy.
Tuition for a child to attend Ayensudo Akoma International Academy is US$300; Peppy hopes to raise enough funds to sponsor at least 6 children.
Peppy Parke, in her entrepreneurial and community spirit, hosts PEP Talk TV and Radio, a program that features conversations with ordinary people with extra-ordinary stories. The current reach of the show transcends 21 Caribbean countries and other markets.
Peppy is an in-demand host and has been the Mistress of Ceremonies for numerous social and business events within the US and other countries, and has a passion for helping others.
Her efforts for 2015 to help Ghanaian children have been ongoing and she has already gained support from local businesses and various individuals, but need more support in order to achieve and sustain the goal of helping the needy kids.
Last year, due to the kind support of many, we were able to sponsor 6 children who attend the Ayensudo Akoma International Academy (Grace Essibir, Joyce Gyekye, Kingford Donkah, Erica Akua Davis, Patricia Nyarkoh and Christiane Nyan)
Peppy’s volunteerism has been continuous and her quest for support goes beyond any boundary. You may make donations from any part of the world. The great responses to her previous efforts are indicative of the effect she has had on the children and supporters.
Peppy is deeply rooted in the Give bLack Foundation an organization whose mission is to support people in Ghana, Jamaica, and the African Diaspora.
“We do this in a variety of ways — by lending financial, spiritual, physical, and mental support and by also cultivating future leaders from those who we work closely with. We give of our time, talents, monies, assets, connections and energy in order to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.” – http://igiveblack.org/
By Karl A. Haughton