The Hohoe Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, in collaboration with the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) has donated assorted items to the Gbi Kledzo Special School in the Volta region in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child.
The donation, made up of tins of milk and Milo, toilet tissues, bars of Keysoap, bags of washing powder, gallons of liquid soap, cakes of toilet soap, soft drinks with biscuits, and half bag of maize, was presented to the school during a visit by a church delegation led by Deaconess Happy Osibi (Hohoe Area Women’s Ministry Leader) yesterday.
Presenting the items, Deaconess Osibi said: “The Women’s Ministry deemed it necessary to demonstrate love to these special children, especially the girls, as we mark the International Day of the Girl Child.”
The Area Women’s Ministry Secretary, Deaconess Emmanuella Hadzitsey, thanked the staff for the good work they are doing to groom the children for the future.
She encouraged them to continue impacting and caring for them, especially the girls, saying: “The education granted them will deliver them from teenage pregnancy and other girl child abuses.”
Deaconess Amen Deanoo, an Area MPWDs Executive Committee member, prayed for staff and students of the school and asked for God’s mercy and protection upon them.
The headteacher, Mr. Michael Alayi, who received the items on behalf of the school, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the ministry for the donation and encouraged the Church to continue to support the school.
The International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. The observation advocates more opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based on their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection from discrimination, violence against women, and forced child marriage.
Report by Hohoe Area Media Team