Ravens Consulting GH, has brightened the lives of over 39 orphans and street children of the Chosen Children’s Center at Darkuman in Accra by donating a variety of items for their upkeep.
The donation comprises food items, cleaning detergents, veronica bucket, hand sanitizers, face masks and other items which forms part of the business consulting firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of ensuring that all street children are properly raised and given maximum support.
It also falls under the company’s “Smiley Faces” project that seeks to constantly donate food items to various centers in the Greater Accra region and beyond to assist needy children as well as build the capacity of children homes and rehabilitation centers.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ravens Consulting GH, Dennis Owusu Oteng, reiterated the company’s commitment towards improving the well-being and development of street children.
“It is at moments like this that we think about the purpose and the true meaning of what these celebrations are. With the “Smiley Faces” project, we aim to build the capacity of children’s homes and rehabilitation centers across the country. The target of the project is to ensure that street kids are properly raised and well nurtured.
We believe that there are talents on the streets and these children can create solutions but need training and guidance. They do not have proper training and the best place for them is the children’s home and we ought to support them,” he added.
Manager for Chosen Children’s Center, Godslove Elorm Mensah, expressed gratitude to the company for their kind gesture and called on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), churches and other corporate organizations to support the center so they could extend help to other orphans and children still living on the streets of Accra.
“This donation will help us take care of the children; we are grateful. Because of the pandemic, things are difficult to come by and we are happy to see these kind-hearted people donate these items to us,” he said.
On challenges, he added: “Our place is congested, there are not enough rooms, our place gets flooded when it rains, and we need support from corporate organizations. We need financial support, we are calling on people who can help us build more rooms for the kids, they could support us with cement, blocks, roofing sheets and other building materials.
More importantly, people can help us with medicines or medical items, at least for first aid, we currently have about 39 children and their health is key to us.”