Posted: Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 10:42 am

SOS children encouraged to climb academic ladder

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Inmates of the SOS Children’s Village at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region have been encouraged to see education as the means to improve their lives.

Evangelist Albert Dela Amedzro, an employee of Bestas Press Limited, a printing firm based at Kokomlemle,  told the children to depend on God always for Him to help them grow into useful citizens.

Also an author, Evangelist Amedzro and other workers from Bestas were at the village to donate some items to the inmates.

The items were made up of 10 bags of rice, two big cans of cooking oil, 18 crates of soft drinks, toiletries, valued at GH¢3,000 and an undisclosed amount.

He also donated copies of his book entitled, “God will make a way for you and stir up and develop your gift and talent”. Realities of life

Taking the inmates through the realities of life, Evangelist Amedzro told them that life was full of uncertainties and that they should not be downhearted with their present situation since God had a good plan for everybody.

According to him, nobody had been brought into the world to suffer and that what the children should do was to be obedient and take their lessons seriously since education, coupled with the fear of God, had become the bedrock of shaping one’s destiny for a bright future. Mandela example

Quoting Biblical texts, he told the inmates to take inspiration from great men such as the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa and numerous others who, out of difficulties, were able to make a mark before entering their graves. Social responsibility

The Administrator of Bestas Press, Rev. Samuel Q. Anagli, who on behalf of the Managing Director of the company, Mr Ben Harrison Asamoah, presented the items, said the donation was in line with the company’s social responsibility of which the orphanage was given priority.

Rev. Anagli who accepted a request to provide the orphanage with drums for its cultural troupe gave the assurance that the company would always give its support to the children to make life comfortable for them. History

Earlier, the Director of the orphanage, Mr Emmanuel Ekow Effirim, traced the history of the orphanage. It was established in 1992 and commissioned the following year.

 Currently, there are 110 inmates made up of 56 girls and 54 boys between the ages of one and 15 at the orphanage, which has been attached to a clinic, school and a farm.

The children are being taken care of by 12 specially trained women referred to as mothers, seven others whom the inmates call aunties, with the director as the father.

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