Dr Belinda Bennet, Chief International Programmes Officer of Christian Children Fund of Canada (CCFC) has advised past sponsored children to continue to dream big and strive for higher laurels.
This was when she interacted with a group of past sponsored children of CCFC’s interventions in Tamale.
She reminded them that it was important for them to network, use information to their advantage and to change their attitude towards issues and the challenges that they faced.
They should always remain positive in whatever they did, telling them that; “there are many ways to reach a higher level not looking at the present challenge”.
The past sponsored children used their testimonies to illustrate how they appreciated the support offered them by CCFC and their sponsors.
Among them were students of medicine, biomedical sciences, accountancy, nursing, graphics, education, cooking and nutrition including others who trained as nurses, psychiatric nurses, teachers, community development workers, researchers, journalists amongst other professionals.
Mr Victor Abdulai, the Organizer of CCFC’s past sponsored children, underlined their resolve to give back to their communities in various forms, including sensitizing them on peace building, sanitation and how to ensure that children went to school.
Mr Kwabena Tutor, Sponsorship Manager at CCFC, they had been supporting some of the children with ideas on some of the choices they needed to make and urged them to network and share ideas.
Master Grumah Seidu, a person with disability and one of the past sponsored persons, praised CCFC for the opportunity provided him to study accountancy.
Dr Bennet, had earlier, visited the Kasuliyili Clinic of Hope, the Kasuliyili Water Project and the Wantugu Health Centre in the Tolon District.
The Clinic of Hope was constructed in 2009 to meet the health needs of the Kasuliyili community and eight adjoining communities, and was funded by Francesca Young through CCFC.