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10.12.2007 General News

UK NGO Supports Otumfuo Fund

By Daily Guide

SASS CHILDREN'S Foundation (SCF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in the UK with a branch in the country, has donated 20 new computers with accessories valued at ¢50 million to the Otumfuo Education Fund.

From Fred J.A. Ibrahim Jnr., Kumasi

The benevolent gesture formed part of the NGO's efforts at helping realize the Asantehene's dream of making education accessible to every Ghanaian child of school-going age.

Since its establishment in 2003, SCF has been playing vital roles to promote formal education in Muslim-dominated areas across the country.

This it did by awarding scholarships to needy students dwelling in deprived communities, with the aim of equipping them to become responsible citizens.

Presenting the items during the last Akwasidae festival of the year at the Manhyia Palace, Mr. Mohamed Benson, who doubles as Founder and President of the NGO, commended Otumfuo for his exemplary leadership qualities which have propelled the effective development of Asanteman and Ghana.

He particularly praised the Asantehene for his passion for education, stressing that Otumfuo, within a period of eight years of ascending the Golden Stool, has immensely helped to promote education.

Mr. Benson called on public-spirited individuals and organizations to donate generously to the Fund.

He advised parents to invest in their children's education, reminding them that in this computer era, the best legacy they could bequeath to their children was quality education.

He said without education, it would be extremely difficult for one to make strides in life in this 21st century, adding that parents ought to rededicate themselves and their resources to educating their children.

The Asantehene, in a speech read on his behalf, lauded SCF for the support it was giving to people dwelling in deprived communities, and urged them to continue with the good work.
“I am aware of your good works and I urge you not to relent but rather work harder than ever to help the needy in society.”