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27.11.2011 General News

Council of Churches donates to Village of Hope Orphanage

By GNA
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Gomoa Fetteh, (C/R), Nov. 27, GNA – The Local Council of Churches of Accra Newtown has donated items valued at GHC 150, 000 with cash of GHC 150 to the Village of Hope Orphanage at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

The items include 10 bags of rice, half bag of sugar, four gallons of cooking oil, four cartons of fruits juice, beans, detergent and used clothing.

Presenting the items, the Right Reverend Francis Gador, Chairman of Newtown Local Council of Churches, said the donation formed part of the Council's social responsibility to cater for the less privileged in society.

He said as a Christian organization, they were motivated by the call of Jesus Christ to help the poor and the needy society.

He said it was important for Christians to demonstrate the love of God to the less privileged in the society.

Rt. Rev. Gador expressed the hope that the items would alleviate the plight of the home.

Receiving the items, Mrs Matilda Adu Poku, Senior Mother of the Home, said the donation had portrayed the Christian spirit in the churches and advised other churches to follow the shining example.

She thanked the churches for the kind gesture and called on NGOs and corporate bodies to also support the Home.

The Village of Hope Orphanage was established in 1999 with eight children, but currently it has a population of 220 children and 661 students.

The home was founded by the Church of Christ to educate orphans and also alleviate the plight of street children and give them hope in life.

By 2015, the home would have its own senior high school and a University in 2020.

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