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Religion Fri, 28 May 2010

Saint Luke Anglican Centre at Bisease celebrates first Anniversary

Ajumako Bisease (C/R), May 28, GNA - The Authority of the First Anglican Child Development Centre of the Saint Luke Anglican Church at Ajumako Bisease is undergoing fish farming, vegetable and poultry farming to generate income to support the Centre. The Project Coordinator of the Centre, Mr Eugene Charles Kitson, made this known at the first Anniversary celebration of the centre at Ajumako Bisease in the Central Region.

The Anniversary was under the theme "Empowering today's child to use his God-given talent - how will it benefit the state and the church?" He said some of the income from the projects would be used to acquire land for the construction of a school building for the 250 children between the ages of 3 and 9 at the Centre.

Mr Kitson said the vision of the Centre was to develop the children holistically, enhance them to become Christians, responsible adults and empower them to use their God-given talents in the service of the church and society, and also to assist their parents.

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The Country Director of Compassion International Ghana, The Rev. Mrs Jemima Amanor, said children are a gift from God to parents. "It is, therefore, the duty of parents to train them well in a way that would make them to become useful future citizens to God and the society." She appealed to parents not to use bad language on their children because they could copy that and use it on their neighbours. The Rev. Mrs Amanor appealed to parents of children at the Centre to open bank accounts for them now so that by the age of 20 when the programme would have come to end, they could use that money to continue their education.

As part of the activities, the 250 children and their parents were given health education on Malaria, including the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of the disease. Mr Philip Asare Ankomah, Account at the Centre, was honoured for being the best Account in the Centre's 12 cluster projects within the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam and Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa districts. The Rev. Cannon Dr Cyril Ben-Smith, Vice Dean of the St Nicholas Seminary in Cape Coast who chaired the function, advised parents to give birth to the number of children their financial position could support. He commended the Parish Priest, The Rev. Father Myles Abaidoo, for his efforts at establishing the Centre which is yielding good dividend. 28 May 10

Source: GNA