NGOs donate clothing to children at Essem

Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have donated bales of dresses worth Gh3,000.00 to more than 200 children at Essem, near Akim Oda, in the Eastern Region.

The NGOs are the Sharon Village of Hope Africa Foundation and the Focus on Rural Mothers (FORM).

Mr Evans Oduro, the Chief Executive Officer of Sharon Village of Hope Africa Foundation, said at the presentation that the two NGOs came together to bring hope to the children of Essem in the Birim Central Municipality.

He said his Foundation was established on June 2, 2015 at Agona Swedru in the Central Region and it was aimed at promoting the welfare of children by providing them with shelter, food, clothing and education.

Mr Oduro said the NGO had supported several communities around Agona Swedru and that they joined hands with the FORM to extend relief to parents and children at Essem in a way of giving hope to them.

Madam Elizabeth Owusua, the Founder of FORM, said her NGO was set up in 2009 to co-ordinate programmes and activities of local and international agencies.

She said this was to assist in empowering rural women with the ability to contribute to the development of their communities, children’s education, advocacy and embark on poverty alleviation projects.

She said plans were far advanced to help the Foundation to establish its branch in the Birim Central Municipality.

Nana Kofi Sakyi, the Odikro of Essem, who received the items, expressed gratitude to the NGOs for their kind gesture and acknowledged the effort of Mr Kwadwo Darkwa, a community member, who facilitated the assistance from the NGOs.

Source: Ghana News Agency