This philanthropic gesture was necessitated by the high rate of a lack of parental and medical care for the pregnant and nursing mothers in the Chorkor community…majority of whom come from poor backgrounds.
The center will be a place where mothers can seek medical or parental advice, as well as get ante natal, post natal and child care etc.
Stephen Appiah has also created a Library, furnished with books and computers to meet modern standards for the benefit of thesame community.
This philantropic move is so laudable because at the time Appiah decided to carry out these projects, he had been out of the football pitch for about two years after controversially quitting the Turkish football giants Fenerbahce in August 2008. This meant that weekly bonuses and other financial incentives gained from playing football were absent for that two years period.
After joining newly promoted Italian Serie A side Cesena from rivals Bologna, one would have thought that Stephen Appiah would save his money for his Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called StepApp. StepApp is incharge of running all his humanitarian and charity activities. Rather, the former Black star captain comes out with this project to give back to the community of his birth.
It is an example that the African Celebrity Magazine appreciates because it matches one of our main objectives of encouraging African Celebrities to not only give back to their communities, but create lasting projects with significant and lasting effects. Projects like these do not only provide services but employment as well. This is an example of what we need in poor African communities. We hope other celebrities will copy.