Latter Day Saints donates to NGO

The Accra West Humanitarian Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has donated learning materials to the pupils of Urban Poor Child organisation.

The items included 150 desks, 108 pigeonholes and three cabinets for books storage.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday, Mr Aggrey Ballo, first High Counselor of the Kaneshie Stake said, “the gesture was in accordance with the church’s philosophy to grant humanitarian aid to both member and non-member organisations”.

He said it was the duty of every Christian following the teachings of Jesus Christ to emulate his charitable attributes by extending helping hands to the needy in society.

He called on the authorities of the home to assist every child to the best of their ability to help them achieve the purpose of God, assuring that the Church would not hesitate to assist when the need arises.

Mr Kwaku Gideon, Founder of Urban Poor Child Organization, expressed gratitude to the Church leaders for the gesture and called on other organisations to emulate such steps and show love to the children.

He also called on individuals and corporate organisations to take up the responsibility to help less privileged children in the communities since government does not have the means to adequately address such problems.

Urban Poor Child Organisation with the motto: “Nurturing future leaders”, is a non-governmental organisation located at Dansoman, a suburb of Accra.

The home, established in 2000, currently has about 250 children enrolled in kindergarten to Junior High School. It has trained 8,500 children through school and workshops while some had gained admission into tertiary institutions. GNA

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