Latter-day Saint Charities, the Humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday donated assorted training equipment to students and authorities of the Teshie Technical Training Centre in Accra.
The Church donated items such as; hand sewing machines, industrial machine, brick moulding machines, refrigerators, tape measures, industrial painting machines, among others.
Elder Henry and Sister Bonnie Yeats, Africa West Area Welfare Specialists of the Church, explained that the goal of the Church is to positively impact human lives, therefore, the donation which was made possible by the benevolent contributions of members of the Church, is geared towards achieving that goal.
“Please be reminded to put these items into good use because these are gifts from all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Center, Mrs. Gloria Naa- Ahinee, Director of Education for Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality (LEKMA), commended the Church for its resolve to give hope to thousands of people around the world, adding, that Management will ensure the items are used for the purposes intended.
She said the Center started operating in 2012 with only two hundred students but currently has a student population of one thousand and sixty-six who are taking practical lessons in departments such as; Building and construction, hospitality and home management, Accounting, Information Technology among others.
Mr. Noble Adzigbli, Vice Principal of the Center, said due to the growing numbers of the student population, Management is having challenges accepting qualified students who have expressed interest to join the school.
He further stated that the Center will welcome support towards the expansion of infrastructure.
Mr. Nipz Nipah, President of Teshie Stake, encouraged the students to do their best in the acquisition of practical knowledge, since, that will help them become self-reliant.
LDS Charities sponsor relief and development projects in 189 countries and give assistance without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality. Aid is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability. Largely run with volunteer labor, we operate both independently and in cooperation with other charitable organizations and governments.