The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation (OOTIIF) is eminent for its influential projects and programmes in the country, however, it plans to do more this year particularly due to the commemoration of the King’s 25th enstoolment Anniversary.
This was relayed by Nana Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Board Chairman, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation who also doubles as Otumfuo Hiahene.
In his New Year message, he said, “The Otumfuo Foundation has for many years including 2023 impacted the lives of the people of Asanteman and Ghana general by enhancing quality education, sustainable infrastructure as well as promoting programmes in ICT for accelerated development.”
“The foundation together with valued partners and sponsors is poised to undertake more impactful projects and programmes in the year 2024 to mark the silver jubilee of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.”
He further appreciated the unwavering support of partners, sponsors and stakeholders for the impactful projects run across the country.
“I extend New Year greetings from Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Her Royal Highness Lady Julia to you cherished partners, valued sponsors and all stakeholders of his foundation and Ghanaians in general…Ayekoo to all our partners, sponsors and stakeholders as we continue to work together for the socio-economic development of Asanteman and Ghana in general.”
The Foundation operates in five thematic areas of national development, namely: Education, Health, Culture and Heritage, Water and Sanitation, as well as special projects.
Its headline projects and programmes include a Dental Outreach that provides free dental services to students and residents of rural areas; a mobile learning programme that seeks to bridge the gap in rural and urban education; and a Twi and English Reading Challenge run in the Ashanti Region.
It has granted scholarships to needy but brilliant students across the country pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as other courses.
The foundation has since its existence in 22 years, benefitted over one million students and 780 schools.