The Tiyumtaba Association based in New Jersey in the United States donated assorted items to three orphanages in Tamale at the weekend.
The beneficiary orphanages were Tamale Children’s Home at Nyohini, Anfaani Children’s Home at Vittin Estates and Masjidul-Bayaan orphanage.
The presentations were made by the treasurer of the association, Mr. Hudu Abu who urged management of orphanages in Northern Region to be patient and compassionate with the kids for they are the future leaders.
The items included bags of rice, cooking oil, bags of sugar, toiletries, cartons of milk, lactogens, milo, mosquito sprays, mother care products like diapers, sleeping mats, assorted drinks and biscuits, electrical bulbs among others. The items cost nearly GH₵12,000.00 (2, 670 dollars).
Mr. Hudu said the Timyutaba association was formed twenty years ago by northerners resident in the state of New Jerysey in the United States of America with the goal of assisting its members in need of financial assistance and also to extend support for the development projects back home.
At the Tamale Children’s Home, Madam Betty Aba Annan, a House Mother, on behalf of the supervisor, Madam Augustina Quinoo thanked the association and promised that the items would be used for the benefit of the residents.
Madam Annan affectionately called Mama Betty appealed to government and benevolent organizations to build a fence wall around the home for the safety of the children and to further prevent encroachments.
Established in 1969 under the Department Of Social Welfare and starting with four babies, the Tamale Children’s Home now has twenty-eight children, the oldest child being twenty years old and the youngest being six weeks old.
The Anfaani Children’s Home which accommodates a maximum of twelve children at a time, currently has eight with the oldest being a three-and-a-half-year-old child while the youngest being one month old baby.
Mr. Hudu again presented similar items to the manager, Mr. Mohammed Abdul-Razak for the upkeep of the children. Mr Abdul-Razak expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the association for the kind gesture.
He also made a clarion call to well-meaning Ghanaians to always assist the Home because it was not supported by government subventions. Similar donations were made at the Masjidul-Bayaan facility.
The children could not hide their joy which they expressed by covering Zaa News reporters and Mr. Hudu with warm, cuddly hugs. This, indeed, symbolized their desire to also have equal warmth of parental love and affection just as their colleagues do 24/7.
BY: FUSEINI DAWUDA NEINDOW