Asa Savings and Loans Company Limited has donated food items and other accessories to Christ Faith Foster at Ashiye in the Adenta Municipality Home to help cater for the underprivileged children.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Taifa Branch of the Asa Savings and Loans Limited last Thursday donated over GH¢ 5,000 worth of items to the Foster Home which doubles as a school.
Some items donated include: "10 packs of soft drinks, 10 boxes of indomie noodles, 10 boxes of biscuits, 10 bags of toilet tissues, three bags of 25kg rice, two sacks of washing powder, two gallons of palm oil, two gallons of vegetable oil".
The rest were 39 bags of sachet water, two boxes of tomato paste, one bag of sugar, five crates of egg, a bag of beans, a bag of maize and a bag of gari, as well as vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, carrots and cabbages".
The Taifa Area Manager of Asa Savings and Loans, Ms Joana Kensema Odei-Larbi, expressed gratitude to the caregivers and caretakers of the children at the Foster Home for their dedicated service in creating a better place for over 30 children currently in their custody.
"We want to thank the caregivers and caretakers of the Foster Home. It is not an easy task taking care of children and for them to be heading this project. It is laudable. Some of the children we are told are in the university, some in senior high school and others in basic schools. It takes diligence and hard work to achieve this. So we are much thankful for what they are doing," she said.
She said Asa Savings and Loans opted to partner the Foster Home after realising that they had foodstuffs needs.
She added that Asa Savings and Loans has a lot of interest in their catchment areas of operations; hence, triggering the move to help the children through this donation.
Ms Odei-Larbi urged the caretakers to use the items judiciously for their intended purposes to help cater for the children, which according to her would be a good sign to encourage others to also help with other needs.
She also urged the children at the Christ Faith Foster Home to continue to study hard and make their marks in school to lead the way in achieving their personal dreams.
Appreciation and appeal
The Caretaker of Christ Faith Foster Home, Mr Abraham Danso, expressed gratitude to the Asa Savings and Loans for their gesture and pledged that the items would be used judiciously.
"We are very excited to be visited by Asa Savings and Loans. Their visit is very timely because we were in need of these critical items to be able to get food for our children. These items answer a lot of questions, and we will make sure it is well used," he said.
He also appealed to other corporate organisations to emulate the footsteps of Asa Savings and Loans Limited, adding that the Foster Home still needed a lot of support in cash and kind to effectively raise the children in their custody.