THE Samaritan Purse, a United States of America (USA) based Christian non-governmental organisation (NGO) has made available large quantities of educational and other learning materials for distribution to more than 4,000 pupils, especially those in less privileged and deprived communities in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The gesture is under the “Samaritan Purse-Operation Christmas Child” free gift project.
The project is aimed at imbibing Godly principles and virtues in schoolchildren, the future leaders of the country.
The project focuses on the distribution of small gift boxes containing educational and other learning materials to pupils in deprived communities to whip up their interest in education, encourage them to live by Godly principles and nurture them to become useful citizens of the country.
The gift boxes are from the Samaritan Purse while the distribution of the gift in the region is being done under the auspices of the Sunyani Gospel Ministers’ Network, a network of pastors and the National Leadership Team of Operation Christmas Child, the local representatives of the Samaritan Purse.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) is bearing the transportation cost of the items from Accra to the beneficiary communities.
The beneficiary areas in the region are the Sunyani Municipality, Sunyani West and the Tain Districts.
Distributing some of the items to pupils in schools at Kwatire, Adentia, Twumasikrom and Yawhima Compassion is Love in Action Orphanage, all in the Sunyani West District, the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo expressed his appreciation to the donors of the items and urged the pupils to put them to good use.