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Regional News Sun, 30 Mar 2008

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ICT equipment gift to Western Heritage Home

Axim, March 30, GNA - Ghana Together, a US-based charity organisation, on Saturday donated ICT equipment and other teaching and learning materials to the Western Heritage Home, an orphanage at Axim in the Western Region.

The gifts, which were a collection from individual members of the organisation and valued at more than 10 million Ghana Cedis, included 12 laptop and four desktop computers, 35 chess sets, children's books and other educational materials.

Mr. and Mrs Richard and Maryanne Ward, Directors of Ghana Together who presented the items at a ceremony at Axim, said the aim of the organisation was to support the needy and vulnerable children in Ghana. Mrs Maryanne Ward said since children were the most valuable assets of every nation they must be given care, protection and encouragement to become useful leaders in the future.

Nana Kaku Bulu II, Nkosuohene of Lower Axim who was instrumental in the establishment of the Home in 2007, received the items on behalf of the community and expressed gratitude to the donors.

Nana Kaku Bulu, a Takoradi-based businessman, said an ICT centre attached to the Home would soon be completed and opened to the public particularly students. He appealed to individuals, public and private institutions, religious organisations and the district assembly to help to provide the Home with materials and facilities. Madam Hanna Esi Biney, Manager of the Home, appealed to citizens and institutions to help the Home to procure basic items such as refrigerators, cooking utensil among others to enable it to admit more children.

Source: GNA

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