Okyeman Association, a non-profit organisation based in Massachusetts, USA, has donated items worth thousands of Cedis to the Salvation Army Community-based and Institutional Rehabilitation Centre at Begoro, in the Fanteakwa North District of the Eastern Region.
Items presented include; bags of rice, cooking oil, boxes of tin tomatoes, protective foot wares, toiletries among others.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Association, Deputy Public Relations Officer for the group, Mrs Henritta Aquah said, the move forms part of the Association’s social responsibility projects, to give back to the less privileged in the society.
She appealed to philanthropists and other Associations in the Diaspora to support to orphan homes and rehab centres across the country.
She noted that, the donation is not the first since a similar exercise was made to the school sometime last year.
Ohemaa Hetty also hinted that, the Association intends to intensify this exercise as the group prepares to mark its 10th Anniversary celebration in May next year.
Local representative of the Association, Mr Kwaku Addo of J.A Addo and Sons Company Limited, expressed appreciation to authorities of the centre for their hard work, time and dedication towards the day-to-day administration of the centre.
The businessman further encouraged the caregivers to continue to show love to the inmates.
Nana Ato Hayford, Administrator of the Centre, who received the items on behalf of the centre, thanked the Okyeman Association (Massachusetts) for their support and visit and called for more of such donations.
He also seized the opportunity to recognise two staff of the centre -Major Isaac Tweneboah and Major Faustina Tweneboah Kodua, clinic Administrator and Assistant Clinic Administrator respectively- for their selfless support and commitment to ensure the continuous existence of the rehab centre.
The Okyeman Association is a group of Ghanaian residents in Massachusetts, United States of America (USA).
Their main objective is to provide necessary support to the less privilege back home in Ghana.
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