01.10.2004 Regional News

Mothercare School donates to Relief Services

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Accra Oct. 1, GNA - Mothercare School, a private basic school in Accra, on Friday donated items worth five million cedis to the Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services as part of activities to launch its 40th anniversary celebration. The items included a bag of rice, cartons of key soap, sachets of sugar, sachets of powdered milk, loaves of bread and used clothing.

Mrs Sheila Segbedzi, Director of the school, presenting the items, said the donation was aimed at supporting the needy. She also presented a cheque of 2.5 million cedis to the Relief Services to sponsor the education of one needy child and promised that the school would continue to support needy children in the society. The Assistant Coordinator of the Relief Services who identified herself as Mrs Mahama, said there was the urgent need to rehabilitate street girls, who were forced onto the streets by circumstances beyond their control. She said the Life-line Street Girls Project, was being undertaken to ensure that street girls were enrolled in schools or learn employable skills.

Mrs Mahama advised students of Mothercare School to learn hard to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge required for national development. Mrs Mercy Obeng, the Coordinator of the project, commended the school for working hard to seek the welfare of needy children and called on individuals and organizations to assist the educational institution. Rock blasting on Sunday, near Pokuase

Accra, Oct. 1, GNA - There will be a rock blasting exercise at the Rock Deposits at the outskirts of Pokuase, near Festus Hotel on the main Accra-Nsawam road on Sunday, October 3, at 15 hours.

A statement signed by Mr D.A. Kwapong, Acting Director at the Information Services Department, said, "As usual, during the blasting period, all roads as well as footpaths leading to the site would be temporally closed to both human and vehicular traffic for about twenty minutes."

Motorists and the public are advised in their own interest to keep off the area during the period and neighbours were advised to remain indoors during the period.

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