Care Generation Africa Foundation (C-GAF), an NGO, has donated various food items to the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region.
The items, including bags of rice, sugar, gari, maize, bales of faytex Sanitary pads, toilet rolls, boxes of nose mask, washing soaps and detergents, sanitisers, packs of soft drinks and pastries, were for the support and upkeep of patients at the hospital.
The chairman of C-GAF, Stephen Bennet, making the presentation, said after the group had its HIV/AIDS Advocacy programme in 2008, it decided to focus on other sectors of health, hence support for patients at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.
He said Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital periodically faced funding challenges, and donations by benevolent groups such as C-GAF provided the needed support.
Mr Bennet said C-GAF was formed in 1999 to serve two main groups of under-privileged people; the mentally challenged patients at Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital and basic school students preparing for the BECE in eleven schools in some communities in the Central Region, including Ajumako Bisease, Ajumako Techiman, Breman Bedum, Gomoa Brofoyedru, Abura Abaka, Agona Abodom.
It also organises skills development for teachers and financiers, at least one mock examination each year.
Receiving the items, the Head of Administration at the hospital, Thomas Chireh Kuusanoo, indicated that C-GAF gesture was one of the biggest donations the hospital has received this year, and commended them for their wonderful charity work.
FROM TIMES REPORTER, ANKAFUL