Barefoot Power, a global social-for-profit enterprise, has donated solar lighting systems and phone charging kits valued at GH¢3,600 to the Osu Children’s Home.
The donation, which also included installation of the solar systems, forms part of the first phase of the company’s comprehensive plan to support social development in orphanages, schools and rural clinics under the “Barefoot Power Light Up a Life Initiative.”
Presenting the items in Accra, the Country Manager of Barefoot Power, Mr Kwesi Owusu Gyeabour, said due to the current erratic power situation across the country, the organisation deemed it fit to support the home with the lighting equipment.
This, he said, was intended to go a long way to provide backup lighting for the children every time the lights went off, as well as to improve the lives of the children in the home.
Mr Gyeabour said the lights would be able to light up 12 rooms and provide in each of the rooms an avenue for phone charging.
He said in a couple of months, the company intended to reach out to several institutions with its products and also to impact the lives of 5000 Ghanaian children.
“It is our desire that these solar systems would improve the lives of under-privileged children, provide them with lighting for their studies, and reduce the cost associated with running generators as back up when the lights go off,” he added.
For her part, the Manageress of the Osu Children’s Home, Madam Sharon Abbey, lauded the effort of the organisation to provide lighting systems to the home.
She said their gesture would go a long way to help in running the home as well as to reduce the cost of electricity.
She, therefore, called on other organisations and individuals to show their support for the home in any way they could.
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