Siemens revamps Prestoncrest House at Village of Hope orphanage

Global technology powerhouse, Siemens, has renovated the Prestoncrest house, an all-girls home, at the Village of Hope Orphanage in Gomoa Fete, Central Region, in fulfilment of a pledge made earlier this year when a combined team from Siemens Ghana and South Africa, visited the orphanage.

The Siemens team pledged to refurbish Prestoncrest house, one of 7 residences at the orphanage and home to 32 girls between the ages of 5 to 16 years, after making a donation of clothing and food items to the Orphanage in February, 2018.

The renovation project included plumbing works, electrical wiring and fittings, carpentry as well as painting of the entire Prestoncrest House building and other ancillary works.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mr. Edmund Acheampong, Country Manager for Siemens Ghana, stated that the project was in line with the company’s quest to contribute positively to the communities in which it operates and that they ultimately benefit both socially and economically.

He stated that beyond the commitment to impact Ghana’s economy positively, specifically in the area of power, infrastructure, education and health, Siemens Ghana was also committed to providing humanitarian support to individuals from challenging social backgrounds and also supporting institutions that lack essential tools and resources needed for learning and skills training.

This gesture, Mr. Acheampong believed, was an investment, not only for the Village of Hope children but an investment in the future of Ghana.

He told the Village of Hope family that “Siemens is in Ghana for Ghana and is watering the seeds for tomorrow’s future by contributing to the wellbeing of the children who will steer Ghana’s development”.

Mr. Kwaku Sarkodie, Managing Director in charge of Child Care division at the Village of Hope stated how grateful the orphanage was to Siemens Ghana for recognizing a need to reinstate the Prestoncrest House which was in a deplorable condition.

“Siemens has taken a huge cost off management of Village of Hope orphanage. The children in the renovated homes are now much more comfortable”, Mr. Sarkodie said, adding that this was the first time the house has been renovated after 11 years.

By Times Reporter

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