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Compassion International, Ghana, to implement child-survival programme


Agona Swedru, Aug. 29, GNA - Compassion International, Ghana, a non-government organisation (NGO), is to implement a child survival programme to take care of disadvantaged children.
     Mr Padmore Baffour Agyepong, Country-Director of Compassion International Ghana, said the programme formed part of the NGO’s efforts to cater for underprivileged children from creche to the university level.
     He was speaking at a three-day leadership training and book distribution event, organized for 660 school children drawn from Eastern, Central and Greater Accra regions, at Agona Swedru.
     Mr Agyepong said the meeting seeks to equip children, particularly those in Junior Senior High, with leadership skills.
     He said the child survival programme would take care of 300 poor pregnant women, 50 each from the three regions.

       Mr Agyepong explained that the NGO would bare medical cost of babies of the beneficiaries and resource the nursing mothers to be able to take care of their children until they are enrolled in school.
        The Reverend Osei Kusi, Executive Director of OK Foundation, an NGO, commended Compassion International, Ghana, for implementing the programme.
     He called on school children to take their studies seriously to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.

     Rev. Boakye-Dankwa, Executive Director of J. Life, an NGO, asked children to be obedient, study hard and deepen their relationship with God to enable them to achieve their objectives.

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