The story of the intelligent 13-year-old street boy, Hakeen Alhassan Aremeyaw has changed as Stanbic bank has moved in to support him again, so he wouldn’t have to sleep on the streets.
Days ago, Tv3 broadcasted a story of a 13 year old who a competition organised by Stanbic bank and went to China to represent Ghana, but after the competition returned to the streets as he had nowhere to go.
Hakeem who has dreams of being a pilot has now hope as the bank has arranged with SOS village so his education and decent place to sleep is taken care of.
In addition, the bank has offered to set aside 50,000 cedis as seed capital to help deal with issues relating to streetism in the country.
“There are many Hakeems that this country must make good therefore we at Stanbic would like to initiate a study to get to the bottom of the problem of streetism. We are by this setting aside 50,000 cedis as seed capital for the study” Chief Executive of the bank, Alhassan Andani announced.
According to the bank, the story of Hakeem has spurred some of the staff on to adopt children in similar situations, a plan it said would encourage the adoption of many of such children.