BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
ASA SAVINGS and Loans Limited has shown benevolence to the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf at Adjei Kojo, a suburb of Ashaiman, with lots of items to improve the living condition of the children in the school.
The items include five bags of rice, bags of gari, a bag of sugar, two big jerrycan of oil, tins of tomato pastes, Milo, Milk, 20 packs of biscuits, bags of beans, toiletries and 20 cartons of assorted drinks worth GH¢5000.
Mr Dennis Amofa Adarkwa, Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans Limited, who led a team to present the items, said the donation formed part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support the less-privileged in the community.
Mr Albert Avemegah, the Branch Manager for the Ashaiman Business Centre, noted that as a company whose work is driven by the passion and love for humanity has undertaken such efforts to ensure that life becomes more meaningful for the children in the special school who have been abandoned by their parents.
The Branch Manager added that similar donations had earlier been made to other special schools, and indicated that aside the soft loans they offered, the company had allocated US$35,000 this year for free health screening on Hepatitis B, sugar level, Malaria, Breast Cancer, Blood Pressure and free medicines for clients.
Mr Isaac Arthur, the headmaster of the Special School, while receiving the items, expressed his gratitude to management of ASA Savings and Loans Limited for the kind gesture.
He appealed to other corporate organizations to emulate the examples of ASA to help them grow. .
“We are very happy that this afternoon this financial institution called ASA Savings and Loans from Ashaiman has donated these items to the school. It is actually going to help us.
“Government is doing well but it cannot do it all alone so we are appealing to corporate bodies and philanthropists and churches to come and complement government effort as ASA Savings has done,” he added.
He appealed to parents to ensure that they enrol their children at the new boarding facility since itis free, saying, “the facility has been converted to boarding and we have challenge with the parents. They should allow their children to come to the boarding house. It’s a special school and we don’t pay.”