The Orphans and Bishop Kwaku Addei in a pose
TWO US-based non-governmental organisations and the Calvary Baptist Church (US), have partnered Edison Chouest Offshore and TechAide, two Ghanaian-based institutions, to support orphans at the Good Shepherd Orphanage at Kasoa in the Central Region.
The support also went to the Baptist School Complex (BASCO Orphanage) in Trotor, near Suhum in the Eastern Region, New Life International Children’s Home located in Ansapatu and ‘In My Father’s House’, a Catholic orphanage located in Akatsi-Abor, in the Volta Region.
The act of benevolence came in the form of school bags, books, toys, football, jerseys, socks, water bottles and shoes, all costing huge sums of money.
Presenting the items, the Country Director of SBIG, Kafui Prebbie, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of TechAide, said the exercise was undertaken to put smiles on the faces of the orphans and to ensure the continuity of SBIG and its partners.
‘There is more in the pipeline for them and we are certain that this year, our relationship with them would be more fruitful than it was in the previous years,’ Mr Prebbie added.
SBIG, he said, had from 2009 invested an amount of about $250,000 in establishing Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres for the beneficiaries.
Addressing the orphanages, the Project Coordinator of SBIG and Business Development Associate of Edidson Chouest Offshore Ghana Limited, Ms Ivy Duku Plange, reinstated SBIG’s commitment to its mission of addressing ICT educational gap in rural Ghana through the building and running of ICT and library facilities mainly in the orphanages.
According to her, SBIG had brought the Calvary Baptist Church and Philip’s Academy (both in Summit, New Jersey) on board to increase their support for the orphans who were in need of help.
On his part, Bishop Kwaku Addei, founder of Good Shepherd Orphanage, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the organisations for their support.
BY Melvin Tarlue
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