Accra, March 26, GNA The Young Heart Foundation (YHF) on Tuesday donated items worth GH¢ 23,875.90 to the Madina Police Service and three other social bodies.
The others are Madina Social Welfare Department, YHF Vocational Training Beneficiaries and School Kids.
The items are Generator, and set of Furniture for the Madina Police Service, Printer for the Madina Social Welfare, food items, cash, cooking oil and toiletries for the school kids and YHF Vocational Training Programme beneficiaries.
Mr Karim Philips, President of YHF who presented the items, said YHF had always been very keen to work with the community to build the institutional capacity in these vital areas, and helping equip the Madina Police Service.
One of the great things YHF has always looked to is to help build our community and change the lives of the needy through healthcare, education, reconstruction, law, justice and security administration, he said.
Mr Karim said the Police Service is an important institution that protects the nation and there was the need to ensure they were very well equipped to fight crime in the society.
The little effort we make as individuals and institutions to assist the police is what helps makes their work flexible , he said, adding that while we donate to the Madina Police Service a set of furniture, generator and also assist them in building their new office, we hope to donate more to assist in the area of crime prevention .
He explained that YHF donation of food items, educational materials and cash to students who had been under the foundation s care since its inception was a little effort to help change the lives of the children forever.
We also hope the printer and accessories donated to the Madina Social Welfare would be used to benefit the society , he stated.
Mr Karim said that as part of the social responsibilities of YHF, they are also providing the Madina Communities with portable water through the Community Water Project, of which Madina New Road had been chosen for the pilot project.
He appealed to the public to work hand in hand with YHF help change the lives of underprivileged in society.
Superintendent Joe Owusu-Bempah, who received the items, said the donation had come at a very crucial and appropriate time when there is power outage crisis in the country.
When there is power outage, Madina Police Service is still going to render its services to the Madina community and its environs through the support of YHF. I assure the generator would be put into good use .
Supt Owusu-Bempah said the whole division had no generator, but the intervention of YHF had come to help them fight crime and enhance work and lives of prisoners.
He said the presentation was not the first time YHF was assisting to the Madina Police Service with the aim of enhancing their efficiency and professional capacity.
Mr Edem Aklotsoe, a parent of a four-year-old boy who used to be under the care of YHF, expressed gratitude for the good works of YHF and prayed for the dreams of the foundation to continue to prosper.
The support and outstanding works of YHF is giving hope to the needy in society across the country and government needs to reach out to them as they helping to eliminate street children and other social vices.
The Reverend Mark Boye, resident Minister for Faith Congregation Presbyterian Church of Ghana Madina, who dedicated the items, said the Church was not all about praying and fellowship, but rather to cater for the needy in society .
He hailed the tremendous works of YHF and prayed for God s continued blessings for members.
YHF is a non-profit making social foundation, established with intention of supporting orphans, widows, girl child education, people living with HIV-AIDS and the less privileged in society.