Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Asantehene’s wife reaches out to three orphanages in Ashanti

Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has enjoined corporate institutions and other individuals to prioritize charity services to the underprivileged in society.

This, she says, is important in promoting the educational, socio-economic and emotional wellbeing of orphaned children.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, together with Eden Microfinance Company and Akwafo Adamfo Marketing Company, organized outreach programmes for three less-endowed ophanages in the Ashanti region.

“Christmas time we usually invite the children to Manhyia to have a party but this time we decided to go out and go into the environment that the children live in and see for ourselves how the children live and if there is anything else that we can do”, stated Lady Julia.

Inmates of Ashan Children’s Home, Remar Christian Charity Organization and Cherub Children’s Home received foodstuff and other items for their upkeep.

Lady Julia also shared special moments with the kids, exciting them with unique items to celebrate the season.

“I feel very good, I feel very blessed”, she said. “Anytime one gets to spend with children, especially children who are less fortunate I think it’s a blessing from God and I’ll encourage more people to do it; it gives you a very good feeling, so I’m very happy to be here”.

Executive Board Chairman of Eden Microfinance, Williams Adom Boateng, said the company delights in promoting the upkeep of less fortunate institutions, as part of its corporate social responsibility.

According to him, Eden has reached out to eight charity homes in the cause of 2012, stating that the company will not relent in doing more.

“Today’s visits have been exceptional and we thank God for that; it’s very important to us because we have to share the little that God has blessed us with and ensure the children are catered for”, said Mr. Adom Boateng.

Meanwhile, the Adom Boateng Foundation has donated items to inmates of the Kumasi Central Prisons and also organizing free mass registration exercise for individuals who cannot afford to pay the National Health Insurance premium.

Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh

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