Mustapha, presenting an artwork to Asky Airline in appreciation for their support.
COMPANIES URGE TO ORDER KAYAYEI-BRIDGEWATER ARTWORKS
The project Director for the Pamela Bridgewater project, Mr. Yahaya Alhassan has called on companies to purchase the paintings of the organisations as an exchange way of supporting head potters popularly known as kayayei found in our big cities.
Speaking in an exhibition event at Asky Airline in Accra,Asylum Down, Mr. Alhassan said, the kayayei phenomenon and their plight is not only appalling but its an indictment as a nation to see what he referred to as proud and precious women sleeping on the street.
He revealed that the company is currently running a fundraising art scheme with companies and public institutions in Ghana to construct a two story building to accommodate kayayei and vocational centre to equip the girls with the need skills to make them more economically viable.
He argued that, whatever we do, they are already in the cities, so its a duty to visit our spirit of humanity and moral conscience to extend our support to these vulnerable girls by ordering and embracing the Bridgewater kayayei paintings.
The artworks are painted in the colours of the donor company.
Mr. Alhassan, described the artwork as a light of institutional success considering the impact of changing the sufferings of the deprived segment of our populace, which continuous history has shown with companies supporting the kayayei.He stressed that,kayayei campaign has come to stay.
The Bridgewater project provides future and welfare to kayayei and their children through education and training, advocacy, protection, research etc