THE Executive Director of Dolan-Ayana Farms in Tamale, Alhaji Yakubu Ayana, has presented quantities of assorted items to the Nyohini Children's Home in Tamale.
The items included baby cots, plastic chairs, bicycles, lanterns, blankets toiletries and other rubber products totalling GH¢3,000.
He also donated an Urvan bus worth GH¢12, 000 to the leadership of the Nyohini Central Mosque in Tamale, at a separate ceremony.
According to Alhaji Ayana, the limited resources available to the Home, coupled with the passion and concern his organisation had for the underprivileged in society, motivated him to support the orphaned children.
He commended the management of the Home for their hard work of offering hope and future for the children and gave a promise to liaise with his foreign partners to mobilise more support for the inmates to help put smiles on their faces at all times.
The Supervisor of the Home, Madam Augustina Quainoo, expressed appreciation to their benefactor for the assistance.
She entreated other individuals and organisations to also come to the aid of the inmates.
Madam Quainoo said a lack of a fence, inadequate water supply, unavailability of drugs and means of transport were some of the problems facing the Home.
Later, after presenting a bus to the Imam in charge of the Nyohini Central Mosque, Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim, Alhaji Ayana said it was high time individuals and public-spirited organisations supported the cause of Islam.
“We have to begin to promote our own welfare, instead of having to depend on others for our own well-being,'' he intimated.
The director, therefore, urged Muslim parents and guardians to ensure that they did not only enrol their wards in school, but also guaranteed their stay.
“Let us give our children, particularly the girls, the opportunity to study to any high level of education they can in order that they grow up into responsible adults to accelerate the development of their respective communities,” he exhorted.
Sheikh Ibrahim commended the exemplary role of Alhaji Ayana and gave the assurance that the vehicle would be put to viable use.