Mrs. Aster Asfaw, SOS Children’s Village International (CVI) representative for Ghana, paid a working visit to SOS Children’s Village Tamale. This forms part of her three day work schedule in the Tamale Programme location. She was received by the Programme Director Madam Benedicta Pealore and Unit Heads of SOS CV Tamale.
Mrs. Asfaw has been serving as CVI representative for Ghana, Nigeria, Swaziland, Lesotho and Sudan since 2014. She is the link between the General Secretariat (GSC) and the respective Member Associations (MAs), ensuring positive interaction and supporting the Member Association in all areas, especially in organizational development and good governance, as well as facilitating and monitoring the implementation of the federation’s policies.
As part of arrangements for her visit, she inspected facilities available in the village. She toured among others the SOS Herman Gmeiner School, the Medical Centre, the FBC Secretariat, programme office and Zuozugu community to familiarize herself with ongoing projects initiated as part of the Family Strengthening Programme in the community. She was impressed with the facilities at the location and commended management for the effective maintenance of these facilities.
At a meeting organized in her honour with the management and staff of the village, she thanked all for the consistent commitment to the welfare of the children. She also interacted with staff on the challenges and experiences associated with the work of the organisation at the location. At a meeting with the mothers, she announced among others the advanced plans to improve the working conditions of mothers since they form the critical part in the care process of the child.
She urged the mothers to continue to avail themselves to the challenging task of caring for the children. Ghana she said “is doing well in its quest to reach out to children who have lost and are at risk of losing parental care’.