General News of Mon, 11 Dec 20170
Former NPP Deputy Women Organizer parties with street children
A former Deputy National Women Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic over the weekend organized a party for street children at the Catholic Action For Street Children (CAS) at Korle bu Junction, Accra.
About 300 street children who normally seek refuge from the CAS house were given a special treat to a buffet of different kinds of food and drinks after which some items were donated to them by the team.
The feast with the street children was part of the activities organized by the NPP stalwart and her team to mark the birthday celebration of her personal aide and president of Becky’s Babes – a pro NPP women group – Miss Miriam Duah popularly referred to as Mimi, whose birthday fell on Ghana’s election day, the 7th December.
Kate Gyamfua, who is also seeking to become the party’s next women’s organizer, admonished Ghanaians to show compassion to the needy and the poor. She stated that God blesses people for them to be blessings to others and pleaded with Ghanaians to factor the orphans and the street children in their plans for the yuletide.
On her part, Mimi expressed thanks to God for adding another year to her age. She expressed appreciation to her boss and the Kate Gyamfua campaign team for agreeing to organize the party for the street children. She also reiterated her boss’ stance, pleading with Ghanaians to show compassion to the poor and especially the street children.
The Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS) is a day care centre which picks up street children and prepares them for skills training. It was established in October 1992 and has so far given back life to many street children, with some of them attending various universities in Ghana and abroad.
The centre also occasionally embarks on public outreach to educate people on the streets and the general public on the cores and values of the centre.
The Director of the house, Bro. Jos Van Dinther said they only take care of people who come to the house. He added that the centre has no accommodation space thus they only feed them and put them into schools and other skills training institutions.
He explained that if they had enough resources they would have accommodated these homeless children to prevent them from going back to the streets.
Bro. Dinther added that the house is faced with several challenges and pleaded with philanthropists, NGOs and the government to come to their aid.