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General News of Friday, 3 May 2019

Source: Rosemond Boateng Addai

Foundation supports Potter’s Village Children's Home

My help-Your Help Foundation has donated items worth GH¢20,000.00 to The Potter’s Village Home in Dodowa, near Accra, in support of their new building. and also celebrated the Easter with the children.

Members of the foundation, made up of 120 professionals from the corporate world, gave out such items as Bibles, confectionaries, stationeries, clothing, food stuffs, ATL and GTP fabrics, assorted drinks, groceries, and boxes of Indomie noodles.

The professionals, who celebrated Easter Saturday at the home, dined with the children, organised medical screening, held health talk and shared Bibles to over 140 children aged one to 22 years in the village.

Mr Nicholas Cofie, president of the foundation, explained that they selected deprived orphanage homes across the country and supported them and that a friend recommended Potter’s Village to them and with little investigations they did find out how terrible the situation was at the village, hence their decision to help with the donation.

He said they donated during Easter and Christmas festivities to show their love and support for children, especially the orphans in orphanages in the country.

According to him, for this year, they had support from a team of doctors from Cocoa Clinic, Ridge, 37 Military, Korle- Bu Teaching and Koforidua Regional hospitals, who volunteered to screen the children and where there were referrals they sent them for specialist treatment across the regions.
“The doctors screened sugar levels, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid and other communicable diseases among children,” he explained.

Mr Coffie added, “My Help-Your Help Foundation is also giving out 50 bags of cement and 250 blocks to support the new building of the Potter’s Village because they are left with toilet and wash rooms so we think this can help them.”

Mr Patrick Adjei, Media Relations Officers of the foundation, said the members came in their numbers to help the foundation to fulfil its vision because the president himself is an orphan, who wants to use his background to encourage young orphans to aspire to the level he has attained or be better through their little help to the various orphanages.

“The president wants to use his experience of what he has gone through as an orphan to put smiles on the faces of these orphans and for me that is where I find joy to be part of the foundation to support the homes,” he said.
Mrs Jane Irina Adu, Founder of The Potter’s Village Home, explained that the home is to empower children and women to greatness.

According to her, the home was established to shelter, care and show love to women who are abused by their husbands.

She said, “I felt there was a need to empower them economically, and psychologically for them to feel that women are not weaker vessels but stronger even than men because God created women to support their husbands so we don’t have to let them abuse us.”

She added that she brought in children because they needed love, care and support to grow up to become responsible leaders in future to avoid becoming armed robbers and other deviants, whose behaviour will affect the society.

Mrs Adu pointed out that the home had challenges, especially the struggle to give comfortable home to distressed women separate from the children’s.
According to her, soliciting fund is very difficult so they look up to some institutions to assist them.

She thanked My Help-Your Help Foundation for their support and prayed that God should bless them for remembering the home.

She added that she brought in children because they needed love, care and support to grow up to become responsible leaders in future to avoid them becoming armed robbers and other deviant behaviours that will affect the society hence brought them to the home.