Regional News of Thursday, 24 June 2004
Tamale, June 24, GNA - The Kristo Asafo Church, on Thursday presented food items, toiletries, clothing and sandals worth 16 million cedis and 15 million cedis cash to the Tamale Children's Home in Tamale for the upkeep of the children.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo, Founder and Leader of the Church, who made the presentation said the gesture was in fulfilment of the Church's mission to provide for the needy, the physically challenged and the marginalised in society to give them comfort and a sense of belonging.
The Supervisor of the Home, Miss Augustina Quainoo, who received the gifts, thanked the Kristo Asafo Church for the gesture and said the donation had come at a time when the Home was in dire need of such support.
She assured the Church that the donation would be used for the best interest of the children and appealed to other religious organisations, NGOs and well-meaning individuals to emulate Kristo Asafo by supporting the Home either in cash or in kind.
Mr John Kofi Klutsey, Northern Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare, acknowledged the immense contributions of Kristo Asafo towards the upkeep of the Home over the years and commended Apostle Safo for his public spiritedness.
The Tamale Children's Home has 24 children with the youngest child being two months old, while the eldest is 15 years. The Home has a nursery, which caters for the educational needs of children of the surrounding communities.