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17.08.2005 Regional News

KNUST JSS donates to two destitute institutions


Kumasi, Aug. 17, GNA - The Junior Secondary School (JSS) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has donated a quantity of assorted items, including edibles and clothing running into millions of cedis to two destitute institutions in the country.

The institutions are the SOS Village at Asiakwa in the Eastern region and the Kumasi Children's Home.

The items for the act of charity, which included boxes of confectionery, loaves of bread among others, were donated by the headmistress, some parents, teachers and students of the school to express their love and concern for inmates.

A short presentation ceremony at the Asiakwa SOS Village was preceded by a fun and jolly time by the students and the inmates when the school's trumpet choir treated them to fine music. They also had the opportunity to interact and make friends with the inmates to give them the feeling that they are ostracised from the large society but they form an integral part of it.

Speaking to the GNA later, Mrs. Theodosia Jackson, Headmistress of the school said apart from inculcating the spirit of giving into the students, it is her aim also to give the young ones the opportunity to appreciate their parents and all efforts they are making to care for them.

"The students will love and respect their parents more when they have now become aware of the fact that certain children in this country do not have parents at all."

Mr. Bernard Joshua Nartey, director of the SOS Village who received the donation, thanked the school for the gesture which was also extended to all the 12 caretakers or "mothers" of the Village who had six-yard each of wax print.

A similar occasion was held at the Kumasi Children's Home where the inmates were also given the chance to interact with the students and teachers.

Miss Mabel Boamah, Assistant Supervisor, who received the items thanked the school and called on the general public to emulate the gesture of the young ones.

He appealed for a means of transport for the Home, the absence of which is creating a lot of constraints.