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Barclays donates to orphanage

2008-11-04 20:25:09
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Tamale Central
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: four cartons of pampers, two cartons of Lactogen, six tins of milo, six tins of cerelac, one box of guardian soap, a jerry can of cooking oil and disinfectants.

Mr Twum Braimah Ampofo, Manager of the Prestige Centre said the 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 the area of mosquitoes to ensure that the children did not get malaria.

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

Mrs Maria Nantogmah, Caretaker of the Orphanage said there were nine children currently in the home with the eldest being 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.

She explained that with the motherless children they were often given out to foster parents when it was realised that their other parents could not take proper care of them.

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


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