Passion For Needy, a non-governmental organisation set up to provide assistance to the needy in society, provided food and other items to the Street Academy to celebrate their 10th anniversary Founder’s Day in Accra.
The donated items which include bags of rice, maize, gari, cartons of canned fish, tomato paste, gallons of vegetable cooking oil, and packs of carbonated drinks, would help in the upkeep of the children during their daily stay at the centre.
Speaking on the theme, ‘The NGO and provision of social support for government effort’, the Chairperson of Passion For Needy (PFN), Mrs Janet Torgbor El – Aschkar said that one of the main focuses of establishing PFN was to support the government effort in various sectors that the organisation was able to identify.
According to Mrs Aschkar, within the past ten years, the organisation had tried to achieve that objective by identifying various government institutions that provided services to alleviate poverty in the country.
She said that Passion For Needy believed that the government alone could not do everything for us. More also being a national NGO, the organisation deemed it important to identify sectors where we could support the government to achieve its developmental goals.
The Chairperson for PFN said that the organisation had been working with government institutions such as the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, South La Boys and Girls Correctional Centre, Ghana Education Service Special Schools, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Refugee Board, and several public health facilities in the country to achieve this objective.
“Over the ten-year period, we have identified various sectors that we as an NGO can contribute our widow’s mite to promote the developmental agenda of our motherland, Ghana,” she added.
Mrs Aschkar used the opportunity to call on other NGOs to identify other areas apart from their current line of operation to contribute their quota to the developmental process of the nation.
In areas where the NGOs do not have the capacity, she suggested they team up with others such as PFN to deliver the needed services.
Presenting the items on behalf of PFN to the Street Academy, the Chief of Otinnor in the Nungua traditional area, Nii Afotey Botwe II called on traditional rulers to help reduce streetism in the country so that these children could grow to contribute to national development.
On his part, the Director of Street Academy, Ataa Lartey thanked Prophet T. B. Joshua and the NGO for the donation and hoped that their request for further assistance would be considered.
He called on other individuals and organisations to emulate the kind gesture by PFN to help reduce the number of street children in the country.
PASSION FOR NEEDY MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY FOUNDER’S DAY WITH DONATION TO STREET ACADEMY