Management of S.O Frimpong Transport Limited has donated various relief items to the Save Them Young Orphanage at Ashiaman in the Greater Accra region.
They donated items including stationeries, school supplies as well as cash as part of its activities for the year.
The gesture, which was the 6th edition, was meant to offer assistance and support to the children and to enhance teaching and learning activities at the orphanage.
“So we’ve been doing this in the last few years as a way of giving back to society and positively impacting the lives of underprivileged children to strive for greater heights as they grow. I usually do this with support from my family as well as the management and staff of S.O Frimpong Transport,” Mr Obeng-Frimpong said.
He explained that despite being a business entity, S.O Frimpong is motivated annually by the joy exhibited by the children anytime such donations and gesture was extended to them.
“The bottom line for every businessman is to make a profit but it is also imperative that businesses give a little of their resources to projects that could put a smile and positively make society a better place,” Mr Obeng Frimpong said.
He said the company in the future, will consider other needs of the Orphanage as and when it becomes necessary.
“We were approached for a Polytank by the management of the orphanage and we assessed the situation and found out that they really needed the tank, so we provided it. Since then, we’ve considered the children as part of the S.O Frimpong family and we’ve been doing our best to make them happy each year,” he indicated.
The administrator of the Save Them Young Orphanage, Pastor Nicholas Tandoh, commended S.O Frimpong for being a backbone to the children in the last six years.
“We’ve been existing for 19 years, but a lot has changed when S.O Frimpong‘s intervention begun and they’ve been assisting us a great deal. We’ve not been able to settle our water bills some years now due to unavailability of money but the company gave us a Polytank when we requested for it,” he said.
“This year, we have been very lucky once again to have almost everything we require through this donation and we are very grateful to S.O Frimpong” Pastor Tandoh noted
At the event, the children engaged in a dancing competition, bible quiz, musical chairs and many other fun activities.
The orphanage is home to missing and abandoned children from the Police, DOVVSU the courts and social welfare from age six to 17 years. It depends solely on donations from individual philanthropists and rarely from corporate entities.
The Save Them Young Orphanage founded by Rev. Dr. Collins Opoku Amoabeng and is currently home to 85 orphans.