The Sky Blue Citizens, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has donated a large quantity of clothing and other items valued at GH¢11,000, to Kumasi Children Home at the Kumasi Airport Roundabout.
They comprised a quantity of sewn straight dresses (top and down), headscarf, trousers, skirts, blouses and hand bags among others.
Food items including rice, oil and cocoa products were also donated.
Mr. Jason Amo Gyimah, Executive Member the Administrator/Public Relations Officer (PRO) of The Sky Blue said, the NGO supported the needy by “focusing on changing lives women and children, especially, for the best” through donations which is recognized as a social intervention for social equity and sustainable development.
He said prior to the donation exercise, the NGO had donated to some orphanages in the Greater Accra and gave the assurance that “the exercise would get to other regions nationwide to help put smiles on the faces of the needy and less privileged”.
“The Sky Citizens aims at supporting the needy in the communities and creating public awareness on women and children issues whilst providing knowledge and skills for employment, using formal and non-formal means of learning”, Mr. Jason Amo Gyimah added.
He said the mission of his outfit was also “to build the capacities of women and children in Ghana and beyond, implement creative community-based strategies that result in enhancing economic opportunities, strong neighbourhoods and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development, using TVET and good healthcare awareness through traditional and global leaders”.
The CEO and Founder, Mr. Percy Nana Agyeman Prempeh said entities The Sky Citizens had collaborated with are foreign Embassies and High Commissions, and Department of Social Welfare and Women in Law and Children Development in Africa Ghana.
He appealed to government to empower traditional authorities by legislation to sanction minor fake community orphanages to contribute in reducing congestion at the Children’s Homes.
He said that would also motivate traditional authorities to discharge their duties effectively and enhance community development.
In furtherance, Mr Prempeh, expressed concern that the day feeding fee allocation per child at the orphanage was woefully inadequate to provide healthy meals for them and called on other organisations and individuals to come to the aid of the orphanages and other child protection institutions.
The Director of the Kumasi Children’s Home who received the donation on behalf of the Children, expressed his profound appreciation to The Sky Citizens for remembering the Children.
He stated that the items received would go a long way in supporting the basic needs of the orphans.