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Mrs. Kita Asamoah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Plastics Tops Enterprise has donated a number of items valued at GHC 25,000.00 to Methodist Raffiki Satellite Village (Orphanage home) and the government school at Gyahadze a community in Effutu.

The items included; bags of rice, Sugar, Gallons of Cooking Oil, Bales of school uniform materials, boxes of Exercise, sketch and drawing books, plastic tables and chairs, a number of T-shirts, used clothing, and toys.

Mrs Asamoah and ACP Patience Quaye jointly donated the items at a Community Based Education forum to commemorate the former’s birthday and to help caretakers of the Village and children who school at the Gyahadze Effutu Municipal JHS and Primary.

The Forum on the theme “Our Children, Our future” was organised by the Youth Rise International (YRI), a community based organisation (CBO) that focuses on “Defending and protecting the interest of the African youth by engendering youth inclusive development, decent work and zero maternal and child mortality” with the vision of a prosperous Africa continent led by healthy youth engaged in decent work.

It was attended by Traditional Rulers and Parents in Gyahadze, representatives from Effutu GES directorate, DOVVSU, Ghana Health Service and Effutu Municipal Assembly.

“Education is a pre-requisite for a short and long-term economic growth and therefore there is the need for stakeholders in the grooming of the children to support them irrespective of challenges they are going through for them to become well-informed in the society”.

She promised to sponsor brilliant but needy children in the community to further their education and urged them to attain the highest level of education.

ACP Quaye said children were the future of the country and their welfare should be paramount and pleaded with people in Gyahadze community to use their limited resources to ensure that their children acquired higher education to be able to contribute towards national development.

Mr Kofi Awusi, Co-founder of YRI who received the items thanked the donors on behalf of parents of the area for considering the plight of children paramount with the aim to support them and assured that they will be put to good use.

Addressing the forum on the theme, Mr. Awusi said parents and stakeholders have key responsibilities to ensure that children have access to quality education and expressed the need to inculcate in them good moral values for them to become useful in the society.

Chief Inspector Victor Darke in charge of Effutu DOVVSU for his part urged parents in the area not to indulge in child trafficking, saying giving out children for a fee to be used for hazardous work was a criminal act that attracted jail term.

According him, the goal of human rights-based approach to education was to ensure that every child had quality education, shelter and food among others to promote their right to dignity and optimum development and therefore parents should channel their limited resources into the proper grooming and education of their children.

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