The Wife of Otumfour Osei Tutu II, Lady Julia Osei Tutu has visited SOS Children’s Village Kumasi (SOS CV Kumasi) in the spirit of the Easter festivities – pledging to help the Village to raise funds for its operation.
She donated items worth several cedis and items including bags of rice, vegetables, maize, yam, cartons of milk, cooking oils, fruits, plantain, mineral water and assorted drinks.
Lady Julia and her entourage were treated to cultural performances and poetry recital by the children of SOS CV Kumasi.
The event attracted dignitaries including the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Chief Executive, Mr. Osei Assibey, the Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong Municipality, Mr. Alidu Seidu and the Chief of the Asokore Mampong, Nana Boakye-Ansah Debrah. Some Board Members of SOS Children’s Villages Ghana namely, Mr. Ebenezer Sedufia, Mrs. Theodosia Jackson, the Board Chair, Mr. Maxwell Kojo Atta-Krah and the National Director for SOS CV Ghana, Mr. Alexander Mar Kekula were also present.
In her presentation, the Wife of Asantehene, Lady Julia said Manhiya Palace and her foundation, attach importance to the wellbeing of children particularly the disadvantaged and marginalized hence the decision to visit and lead the crusade in addressing teeming challenges confronting the Village.
Lady Julia applauded the Management and Caretakers for their extraordinary humanitarian service and said “raising children is not an easy task”. She advised the children to focus on their education, be disciplined and respectful.
The National Director of the SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, Mr. Alexander Mar Kekula in his speech called on all well-meaning Ghanaians, including government to support the organisation in its drive to end the social issue of streetism in Ghana.
He explained that external funding from the International Federation continue to dwindle due to several factors hence there was the need for local support to sustain the organisation to enable it reach out to more vulnerable children and their families.
Mr. Maxwell Kojo Atta-Krah, Board Chair of SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, said the Management is touched by the kind gesture of the Lady Julia and he promised that the organisation would continue to touch lives and bring hope to millions of vulnerable children.