The Pentecost Social Services Directorate (PENTSOS) of The Church of Pentecost has donated ten Butterfly handheld-sewing machines to the Temaa Pentecost Vocational School at the cost of GH¢5,000.00.
The machines were presented, on behalf of the directorate, by the Walewale Area Head, Apostle Francis Yaw Adu, on August 21, 2021, during the dedication service for the newly-constructed ultramodern church auditorium for the English Assembly of the Walewale District.
Upon arrival in the Temaa District in 2018, Overseer George Asiedu and his wife, Sandra, noticed the low livelihood conditions of the people. In an attempt to enhance the livelihood of the people through economic empowerment, Mrs Asiedu brought her professional skills as a fashion designer to bear and introduced the vocational school in October that same year. The couple, thus, constructed a temporary facility to house the trainees at the cost of GH¢ 2,200.00.
Currently, 20 students from the Temaa District and other districts in the Area are enrolled in the Temaa Pentecost Vocational School undergoing training in fashion designing, beads making, necklace making, pastries, leather bags making and shito preparation at no charge. The students are, however, required to provide their own table, chair, and a sewing machine for the training.
Handing over the equipment to the school, Apostle Adu commended the Overseer and Mrs Asiedu for initiating a noble cause aimed at equipping members with employable skills for sustainable livelihoods.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, Overseer George Asiedu expressed profound gratitude to the PENTSOS directorate for the donation, which, according to him, would enhance the vision of the school to promote economic empowerment in the area.
He also appealed for support to construct a permanent structure to accommodate more students due to rapid and increased enrollment.