Community Connect Network, Dr Lord Afrifa Foundation, together with the Ghana Association of Chinese Community last Tuesday donated food items worth GH¢160,000 to three communities in Konongo-Odumase.
The items include 100 bags of rice, sanitary towels, sanitary wipes, gallons of cooking oil, boxes of soaps, cartons of tomato paste and packs of indomie.
This is the third year Dr Lord Kofi Afrifa, the Chief Executive of Dr Afrifa Foundation, his wife, Nana Agyeman Mensah, the founder of Community Connect Network, and the Chinese community had put smiles on the faces of children, women and less privileged during Christmas.
The sanitary towels were meant for distribution to more than 300 girls in basic schools in Konongo-Odumase to ensure increased enrollment and address teenage pregnancy.
Mrs Afrifa said she was always happy when “I see the smiles on the faces of these children, the aged, the sick and women.”
She said that she used to donate to a few people but the number of beneficiaries had increased when the Chinese community supported the cause.
Mrs Agyeman thanked the Chinese community for their benevolence and urged Ghanaians to show them love.
Mr Stephen Shen, General Secretary, Ghana Association of Chinese Community said that the community, made up of a number of companies were proud to reach out to the needy during Christmas.
He said: “We believe this donation will go a long way to make the necessary positive impacts on the lives of Konongo-Odumase residents.”
We further assure the foundation of our continuous support in the coming years as a way of changing and bringing hope to lives.”
FROM MALIK SULLEMANA, KONONGO-ODUMASE