Officials of SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi have dispensed assorted food items received from the Rebecca Foundation to families within five communities of the Ejisu Municipality.
The communities comprised Ejisu, Adadientem,Onwe, Kubease and Esienimpong.
The donation was carried out to support residents and families as they observe the restriction in movement directive (lockdown) in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi has been working with them for a year now under a 5-year project dubbed “Family Strengthening Project”.
It is aimed at empowering families to well take care of their children and save them from loosing parental care.
The food items included rice, gari, beans, sugar among others and were presented in each community yesterday 13th April 2020 to 400 beneficiaries.
Addressing the media during the donation, Mr. Benard Amoako, Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi disclosed that the organisation has been working with the communities since the implementation of the project.
Two years ago, a feasibility study was conducted by the organisation and through their findings, they realised a number of issues within the communities.
“Several children were not attending school, others had lost their parents and a number of parents were not in the position to take care of their children. We therefore saw the need to support them with this intervention”, Mr Benard Amoako disclosed to leakynews.net.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit international development organisation.
It provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children in need and protect their interests and rights around the world.
By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-chief