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01.11.2008 Social News

Barclays Centre donates items valued at GHc 600.00 to orphanage


The Prestige Centre of the Tamale branch of the Barclays Bank on Saturday made a donation of assorted items worth over six hundred Ghana cedis to the Afaani Children's Home in Tamale.

The items were made up of: cartons of pampers, baby feed, guardian soap, cooking oil and disinfectants.

Mr. Twum Braimah Ampofo, Manager of the Prestige Centre said they centre was touched by the plight of the orphans and decided to make the donation to support their upkeep.

The Centre undertook a clean-up exercise in the orphanage and its surroundings to keep the environment clean and rid it of malaria.

Mr. Ampofo promised that the Centre would make it a habit of visiting the orphanage regularly to see to the welfare of the children and offer their support where necessary.

Mrs. Maria Nantogmah, Caretaker of the Orphanage said there were nine children currently in the home with the eldest about nine years old and the youngest who are triplets being two months old.

She said abandoned children in the orphanage were often adopted by people after the necessary procedures were undertaken by the Department of Social welfare.

Mrs. Nantogmah commended the Prestige Centre for their kind gesture and appealed to other organisations and philanthropists to come to the assistance of the centre by donating for the upkeep of the children.