Monday June 1, 2009 12:07 PM
On May 1, 2009, the Astrient Foundation donated bags of rice, crates of eggs, fruits, drinks, biscuits, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, sharpeners, soap, and clothes to the Junior Girls’ Correctional Centre, Shelter for Abused Children, and Boys Remand Home all located in Accra, Ghana. The Astrient Foundation currently conducts its Educational Outreach Program, in which volunteers teach and mentor the resident children, at all three facilities. This donation was made possible thanks to generous contributions from Astrient Foundation employees, volunteers and friends of the Astrient Foundation.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the children, Mrs. Georgina Mensah, the acting Head of the aforementioned institutions, expressed her appreciation to Astrient Foundation and its volunteers for their kind gesture. She was grateful that the Astrient Foundation remembered the children and came to spend the local holiday with them.
After presenting the items to the staff and children, the Astrient Foundation and its volunteers engaged the children in a variety of games. The climax included a football/soccer match between the children and the visiting team, which ended 3:2 in favor of the older team. It was a competitive, fun-filled match.
While Astrient Foundation employees and volunteers caught their breath after the match, the children had lunch. Lunch was followed by a movie and an interactive session afterwards to discuss the lessons presented in the movie. A few members of the Foundation and volunteers to mentor the children on tolerance, hardwork, and staying focused in the pursuit of their dreams.
As part of our Educational Outreach Program, the Astrient Foundation seeks to assist under-resourced institutions in their efforts to render social services to underprivileged youth. If you and/or your institution wish to assist us in this effort by volunteering and/or contributing resources and/or to find out more information about the Astrient Foundation’s programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Astrient Foundation is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that has a registered office in Ghana. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.