Two orphanages in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have commended Restorative Seed Society, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for donating Veronica buckets and a quantity of liquid soap to the facilities as help in fighting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to the management of Mama Laadi Children’s Home and the Next Generation Home which received the items, the gesture will help stem the spread of COVID-19 and also protect the lives of the vulnerable in the homes.
The proprietress of the Mama Laadi Children’s Home, Mama Laadi Ayine, thanked the NGO for extending support to the home and also using the occasion to educate and sensitise staff and children there on how to observe the protocols prescribed by the president and World Health Organisation to avoid contracting the disease.
“Such deprived children, when supported to be brought up properly, can contribute their quota to national development,” she said. She appealed for other NGOs and individuals in the country to come to the aid of orphanages to support/provide the needs of orphans in the homes.
The Caretaker of the Next Generation Home, Scholastica Amoobono Azubireon, on her part stated that the home has educated the children to observe handwashing with running water and soap, and personal hygiene.
She stated that the items donated by the NGO came at the right time to help curb the spread of the pandemic, and also appealed for other NGOs and government to not only concentrate on distributing COVID-19 items to health facilities and other organisations but also focus on the orphanages.
Hillary Adongo, Executive Director of the Restorative Seed Society, stated that his outfit will continue to partner with the government and other stakeholders in fighting the pandemic.
“Currently, my outfit is embarking on education and sensitisation programmes targetting market women and rural folk in the region on the need to observe social distance protocols such as funeral performance and overcrowding,” he stressed.
The Executive Director further used the occasion to call on other organisations, especially the government, to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essential equipment for health workers and security personnel stationed at the borders.