Date: November 13, 2017
The Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, as part of their social responsibility, has adopted a family house at the Tamale SOS Children’s Village in the Northern Region.
Speaking at a special ceremony on October 11, 2017 at Tamale, the Fundraising Officer of the SOS Children's Villages Ghana, Mrs. Edris Asiedu, said that what The Church of Pentecost Children's Ministry has done is a clear demonstration of a great commitment to restore hope to thirty less privileged students in their Tema, Asiakwa and now Tamale SOS Children's Villages respectively.
“Today marks the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities for ten children in the adopted house in the Tamale SOS Children's Village which has been officially named as the "House Church of Pentecost," she indicated.
She was delighted that the spiritual and social lives of the beneficiary children have been greatly improved over the years.
She thanked the Director of the Children's Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Fred Tiakor, and the entire Church for their prayers and support.
The Programmes Director of the SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, Madam Benedicta Pealore, said the SOS Children's Village, Tamale, which was established in 2010, runs programmes like Family-Life Care (FLC), where eight to ten children are housed with one mother who provides care and emotional support.
Madam Pealore disclosed that the Village has 12 family houses, 12 Mothers and five Aunties providing care for 107 children.
She added that the target group of the programme is children who have lost parental care. She said the children are properly catered for until a time where they can return to their families or communities.
Madam Pealore highlighted that finance is an integral part of their work and, as such, they need money to run the Village effectively.
She commended the efforts of the Children's Ministry of The Church of Pentecost for collaborating with them by adopting one family house with an annual amount of GH¢15,000 as a sign of the Church’s commitment to the facility.
She also appealed to the Church to support the moral and spiritual needs of the children in house 10 (House Church of Pentecost) and the other 11 houses.
In attendance were the Tamale Area Children's Ministry Leader, Overseer Peter Sackey, and others from the Church and the SOS Children’s Villages Ghana.
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