By Benjamin Adamafio Commey, GNA
Accra, Dec. 29, GNA – Fruitful Warriors
Foundation, a Non-profit Organisation, has feted more than 500 children at the
Kokrobite Township and its environs.
The NGO is dedicated to the improvement of
livelihood of underprivileged children, hence its decision to put smiles on the
faces of children at Krokrobite.
The town is a fishing community in the Ga
South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, which faces numerous
socio-economic challenges like poor living standards and sanitation,
unemployment, and teenage pregnancy.
The feast, organised with support from
Promasidor Ghana Limited, a food manufacturing company, saw children from
Kokrobite, Bortianor, Oshiyie and nearby communities make merry as they enjoyed
their food, biscuits and assorted drinks.
Mr Thomas Addo, a Director of the NGO, in an
interview with the Ghana News Agency, said festive periods like Christmas were
ideal occasions to show love and share with the less privileged in society.
He said even though the yuletide normally
brought about merry making, some underprivileged children could hardly
distinguish between an ordinary lifestyle and the euphoria of festive
The Foundation, therefore, had for the past
five years fed a limited number of children in the community due to resource
constraints, however with support from some corporate organisations, it was
able to widen the scope to reach more children this year.
He said as part of efforts to ensure they
had better health care and reduced financial burden on parents, the NGO had
registered 50 children in the community onto the National Health Insurance
While appealing to the corporate world for
support, Mr Addo gave the assurance that the Foundation would continuously
support the children and ensure a better living condition.
It has put in place measures to provide
skills training in catering, masonry, and shoe making, among other trades, to
develop their talent and provide them the opportunity to earn a living.
Mr Addo appealed to parents, opinion leaders
and traditional authorities in the communities to prioritise the welfare of the
children to curb the social vices and facilitate development.
Mr Andrews Nii Okaijah Aryeetey, the
Asafoatse of Kokrobite, who graced the occasion, said the traditional
authorities were working assiduously to ensure social vices such as smoking,
premarital sex, child labour and abuse, were reduced to their barest minimum,
if not totally eradicated.
He appealed to government, investors and
corporate organisations to consider establishing companies in the area to
provide employment for the youth.