Management of Apotiti Consult specialised in an event organization based in Kumasi in the Ashanti region has donated goodies worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to Kumasi SOS Children’s Village.
The donation according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Consult Kwame Adinkra, host of EIB’s Abusua FM’s Morning Show (Abusua Nkommo ) was part of his commitment towards putting smiles on the faces of the poor children in the Village.
The items donated to the inmates in the village include, 10 bags of rice, two bags of maize, toiletries, 2 cartons of milk, boxes of washing powder, Polytank which takes 10,000 gallons of water among other goodies and a cash amount of GHC2,000, (Two thousand Ghana Cedis) to facilitate smooth running of the Village.
Addressing the media after the donation exercise at Mampong, the King of Kumasi Morning Shows called on Ghanaians to support the various orphanage homes in the country.
“You Know today is Valentine’s Day, we decided to visit the village and express our love and compassion to the under privileged. This SOS Children’s Village is faced with a lot of challenges, therefore it’s important to support them with the little that we have. As you can see, this Village looks very beautiful with nice structures but trust me, they are faced with a lot of challenges on day to day running of the Village, therefore I would like to call on cooperate organizations to come to the aid of the Village,’’ he stressed.
Management of the facility who were amazed by the donation commended Kwame Adinkra for putting smiles on the faces of the Children on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.
“We were aware of Kwame’s coming to the home, but we least expected a lot of goodies from him. We are very grateful to him and all the people who supported him and us in this way. When you come to our village you will think we don’t lack anything, but all the beautiful things you see here are all donated by individuals and cooperate organization. Ours is to take good care of the facilities. I will want to take this opportunity to invite cooperate Ghana to come to our aid and support the daily up keep of the Village,’’ Bernard K. Asare Amoako Programmes Director he appealed.
Background of Kumasi SOS Village
The SOS Children’s Village Kumasi is situated in the centre of Asokore Mampong, a little town in the suburb of Kumasi, was built on a site of around five hectares of land. It consists of 12 family houses, the Village Director’s house, a service and administration block, a house for the so-called SOS aunts (SOS mothers in training, who support the SOS mothers), sports facilities and a playground.
An SOS Kindergarten and an SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School open their gates to the children from the SOS Children’s Village and the neighbouring community. The SOS Kindergarten comprises three classes and an administration area. It can be attended by up to 60 children. The SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School consists of seven classrooms, an administrative area, a workshop, a library and a canteen. The primary school can admit up to 210 children.
An SOS Social Centre combined with an SOS Medical Centre was opened with the aim of providing medical care to the people in the neighbourhood, informing them about local prevention measures, providing families in need with social and material assistance and offering counselling regarding child education and career guidance for parents. The centre comprises rooms for consultation, treatment, isolation and observation as well as a room for sterilizing equipment, a dispensary and rooms for the director, the educators and the social workers.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Isaac Justice Bediako