The Ashaiman branch of ASA Savings and Loans Limited has donated some items and an amount of GH¢6,000 to the Save Them Young Mission Inc. in Afariwa.
The donation which forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), by giving back to the communities in which it operates, included bags of rice, cartons of edible oil and milk, packs of toilet roll, bags of onion, sacks of maize, detergents, mosquito nets, exercise books and pens.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Dennis Amofa Adarkwa, Area Manager for the branch, said it has been the company’s tradition to make at least a donation every year. This, he noted, is targeted at improving the quality of life of people in the communities in which the institution operates.
He said: “Giving back to society is a hallmark, and something that we do every year. So today is an opportunity to be here to present the items to the children as a token and a symbol of love that ASA wants to demonstrate to them, and to put smiles on their faces.
“We are excited about the fact that some children without hope can be given a chance to be happy because of these items we are sharing with them,” he added.
Nada Essel, the Childcare and Education Coordinator of Save Them Young Mission received the items on behalf of the foundation and expressed gratitude to ASA Savings and Loans for the kind gesture.
She promised that the donation will be judiciously used to the benefit of the children and the home.
she urged others in the society to also assist the foundation as it lacks many essential facilities to care for the children.
“At Save Them Young Mission Inc., we give children shelter, teach them, and help them to become who they want to be in future. Today, we got the opportunity to meet ASA Savings and Loans, and we are so grateful for what they have done,” she said.
ASA Savings and Loans is a subsidiary of ASA International. It has over 123 business offices across 10 regions of Ghana and currently serving over 173,706 clients.