GNFS Mighty Course ‘28’ donates to Teshie Children’s Home
The Mighty Course ‘28’ Executive Ladies Fun Club of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has donated assorted items worth GH¢6,000 to the Teshie Children’s Home in Accra yesterday to support them in their activities.
The items comprises of packets of bottle water, a gallon of cooking oil, toilet rolls, assorted drinks, boxes of biscuit, tins of milo, rice, and detergent.
It also forms part of their corporate social responsibility and to commemorate their 30th anniversary celebration.
Making the presentation, the Secretary of the Club, Divisional Officer Grade three (DOIII), Genevieve Nana Derby, said the Club comprises female fire fighters of the GNFS who had been in the service for the past 30 years.
“Thirty years as female fighters of the Fire Service contributing our quota to the country in all sphere of life is remarkable and we have to thank God and impacting the communities that we work in,” she added.
She stressed the need, as a group, to show gratitude to God by donating to the less privileged in the society.
The secretary assured the management of the Orphanage of their continuous support to help them achieve their goals.
DOIII Derby commended the management and staff of the Home for their dedication in ensuring that the less privileged in the communities were catered for.
The Founder of the Home, Mrs Janet Anyeley Parker, in receiving the items commended the member of the club for the donation and assured them that the items would be used for its intended purpose.
She said the mission of the home was to ensure that every child or young person should live in a supportive, protective and caring environment that promoted his or her full potential.
The Founder stated that the Home which was established in 1995 and with currently 23 children sought to provide for orphans and deprived children, who would otherwise end up on the street, free basic, secondary and tertiary education.
“To propagate the need to encourage girl-child education, meantime identifying the financially handicapped but academically good girl-child for assistant,” she added.
She mentioned some of the challenges facing them as school fees and utility bills and called on other corporate organisations, institutions, philanthropists to support the home accomplish its goal.
As part of the programme, the children at the orphanage were educated on the best practices in ensuring fire safety at their home.
The members of the Club took the management, staff and children through the use of fire extinguishers and use of emergency lines.
Mr Andoh (second from right) about to inaugurate the refurbished two-unit classroom block
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI