The Queen of Hearts Foundation is a Charitable, Non – governmental, non – partisan, voluntary and non- profit organization. It was formed upon inspiration and the work pursued by the late Princess Diana, who was the princess of Wales, and who campaigned against landmines and assisted terminally ill children and orphans.
It was established in 1997 in Nkawkaw but commenced its activities in 1998. Its main aim is to organize social education campaigns to reduce motor accidents, support victims of such accidents and bring comfort to the terminally ill Children.
As the Foundation’s mentor is the late Princess Diana and who was a victim of motor accident, it hopes to devise strategies that may reduce vehicular accidents and also support the victims in the Kwahu traditional area.
The foundation has no cultural, tribal or religious barriers and operates in both rural and urban communities. The Queen of Hearts Foundation was formed by socially sensitive people of different professional backgrounds and experience. The motivating factor was their desire to improve the standard of life of the vulnerable, marginalized and the socio- economically deprived people in society through education (Sensitization) and other integrated rural development programmes. The Queen of Hearts Academy under the auspices of the organization has achieve impact on children in its area of operations and this gives ample credence to their vision statement “ To improve the living standards of the Social misfits and the marginalized through educational activities to become responsible adults and citizens in our society”
Article 1: NAME
That the name of this Foundation shall be Queen of Hearts Foundation.
Article 2: REGISTERED OFFICE
That the registered seat of the foundation is Nkawkaw in the Eastern region of Ghana.
Article 3: VISION
That the vision of the foundation shall be; to improve the living standards of social misfits, the vulnerable and the marginalized through educational activities / programmes to make them responsible adults and citizens in our society.
Article 4: MISSION
That the mission of the foundation shall be: to mobilize to improve the standard of life of street children, School drop outs, the terminally ill, orphan children, persons with disability by supporting them through educational activities / programmes to gain technical / vocational skills.
Article 5: GOAL
That the goal of the foundation shall be: To promote the welfare of the vulnerable, the marginalized and the socio – economically deprived to achieve economic, health and environmental development
Article 6: OBJECTS
That the objects of the foundation shall be:
Long term – to promote the welfare of social misfits, the vulnerable and the marginalized in the society.
Article 7: TARGET GROUPS
That the target groups of the foundation shall be
Article 8: PRINCIPLE
That the principles that shall guide the Foundation shall be;
Article 9: VALUES
That the core values of the foundation shall be:
Article 10: MEMBERSHIP
That the membership of the foundation shall be for all persons who are eighteen (18) years and above. They shall be persons who are of sound mind and have high moral and social standings in their communities. The shall be persons with no criminal record and are willing to offer voluntary services to help achieve the aim and objects of the foundation.
Article 11: TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
That the Board shall have the right for good and sufficient reasons to terminate the membership of an individual member or of a constituent body or section provided that the individual member or person representing the body or section shall have the right to be heard by the Board before a decision is made.
All members shall pay such subscription as the council may from time to time determine.
Article 13: BODIES OF THE FOUNDATION
Article 14: MEETINGS
That the Board Shall meets twice per month. That there shall be Annual General Meetings, Special or Emergency General Meetings and Ordinary meetings. That the Annual General meeting shall be held once each year and it shall be convened by the Council, individual members and representatives of constituent bodies shall be entitled to attend.
Article 15: FUNCTIONS OF EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
Article 16: ELECTION AND TENURE OF OFFICE HOLDERS
That the tenure of office holders (excluding the Founders) shall be two (2) years but they shall be eligible for another two (2) year term subject to the absence of any criminal offence, disrespect, disobedience and poor performance.
That appointment of office holders shall depend on qualification, competence, experience and good human relation. That at least (2/3) members of the Annual General meetings shall vote to approve the appointment.
Article 17: FINANCE
Article 18: AUDIT
Article 19: QUORUM
That one- third of the members shall form a quorum at a meeting of the Board or Council, the Executive Committee and all other committees.
Article 20: MINUTES
That the minute’s books shall be kept by the foundation, the Board or Council, Executive Committee and all other committees and the appropriate Secretary shall enter therein a record of all proceedings and resolutions.
Article 21: SOURCE OF FUNDING
That the Source of Funding shall be;
Article 22: ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION
That any proposal to alter this constitution must be delivered in writing to the secretary of the Foundation not less than 28 days before the date of the meeting at which it is first to be considered.
An alteration will require the approval of both;
Dated At Nkawkaw this 24th Day of June 2013.