Takoradi — The Ghana branch of Fratelli D'Amato Limited, a shipping company with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, has presented six thousand exercise books at a cost of GHC4,500 to five schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis as part of the company's corporate social responsibility.
The beneficiary schools included Wiawso Road Primary, Woode Methodist Primary, Howard Memorial Primary, Rev Cleland Primary and All Saints Anglican Primary schools, all in Takoradi.
Making the presentation, Captain Francis Boakye, the country director of the company, said children's education was very dear to the company, hence the donation. Capt. Boakye advised the school children to take their learning seriously in order to become responsible citizens in the future. He appealed to the teachers to be patient with the children in their efforts of bringing them up in the right way.
The circuit officer of the Takoradi central cluster of schools, Mr Ebenezer Tawiah, received the books on behalf of the schools and thanked the company for the kind gesture. Mr Tawiah noted that the donation came at the right time as some parents were struggling to provide their children with books for learning.
In a related development, the company has donated food items worth GHC9,000 to two orphanages, Jesus is King Children's Foundation at Aboadze in the Shama District and Father's Home Care Ministries at Butumagyebu, near Takoradi. The items included 10 bags of rice, five bags of sugar, five cartons of milk, five drums of cooking oil and 50 packs of toilet rolls. The company also presented a cheque for GHC2,000 to each of the orphans' homes.
Capt. Boakye urged the caregivers at the homes to ensure that the food items were given to the children and not sold to the public.
Samuel Dangura, director of Jesus Is King Children Foundation, and Vivian Miah, the financial controller of Father's Home Care, thanked the company for the donation. They then appealed to other organisations to emulate the shining example of Fratelli D'Amato and assist the children's homes from time to time.