Girls Empowerment Mission-Ghana (GEM-GHANA) on Saturday, July 2, 2022, donated some items to the Tamale Children’s Home in Nyohini. The outreach, which is the second of its kind by GEM GHANA seeks to strengthen ties with the orphanage, while offering material support to the home.
The Executive Director of GEM-GHANA, Mr. Abdul Rafiiu Alhassan disclosed to the public that the goal of their yearly donations is to put some smiles on the faces of our underprivileged children, who have same rights as children living with their parents/guardians. According to him, he grew up in the community of the orphanage and used to play inside the home so he knows how it is to be there. He also said their organization is ready to support the children with skills training for their personal development. He and other members at the event called for more support to the facility. The facility urgently needs water so the Executive Director appealed to the public (both home and abroad) to support the Home with a bole-hole either hand-pump or mechanized. The facility also needs a fence wall prevent people from encroachment. There is the need for a dinning hall and recreational equipment for the children to keep them active and improve their health to have sound minds.
Away from the donation, GEM-GHANA spent some time with the children and had fun with them. The donated materials consisted mainly of bail of clothes, toiletries, liquid soaps, bleaches, etc. Some cooked food and drinks were served to the children as their dinner.
The following NGOs were invited by GEM-GHANA to help grace the donation event; Real of Science Advocacy and Research Center (ReSARC), The Empowered Female Foundation (TEFF), Dagbon Excellence Foundation (DEF) and Tiyumba Hope Foundation (THF). GEM-GHANA’s media partner, Sagani TV, a television station in Tamale was also present to cover the event as part of its corporate responsibility.
GEM-GHANA expressed their gratitude to the organizations that honoured its invitation and added that all things being equal, the donation event will be a yearly affair.