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12.03.2007 General News

A UK-based NGO assists needy children in Northern Region

By myjoyonline
A United Kingdom-based NGO, HOPE For Children's Support, dedicated to support needy children in society has released 92.4 million cedis to Timari Tama, a Tamale-based NGO to support needy children within Tamale Metropolitan Area.

Mrs Migena Kovaci, in-charge of Finance and Administration of HOPE For Children's Support, who announced this during an inspection tour of its support programmes in the Northern Region in Tamale, pledged for more assistance to Tamari Tama.

She also addressed 15 'Kayayee' who had been settled and were undergoing training in various skills to improve their living standards.

Mrs Kovaci commended the management of Tamari Tama for the effective utilisation of funds and was optimistic that efforts would be made to address the exodus of girls from Tamale to other cities for non-existent jobs.

She presented some items to inmates of the Nyohini Children's Home in Tamale and a shea butter extracting machine for inmates of the Gambaga witches hive to improve their living standards.

Mrs Mariama Nobel, Service provider of Tamari Tama said they had initiated programmes to sensitize opinion leaders, chiefs and religious leaders on the need to support and assist in the advocacy of human rights of the vulnerable in society.

She expressed gratitude to HOPE For Children's Support and pledged the commitment of Tamari Tama to continue to offer humanitarian services to needy within its operational communities to improve their living standards.

Tamari Tama is involved in advocacy and offering education on the rights of women and children in the Northern Region to establish an enabling environment for economic empowerment for the marginalized in society.

It also offers skills training in bakery, weaving and confectionery to girls particularly those who were engaged in 'kayayee' and school dropouts.

Tamari Tama has so far trained more than 130 girls under its Rural Women Initiative, assisted women at the Gambaga "Witches Hive" and established a revolving fund for girls to start businesses.