Employees of Oil exploration and production company, Tullow Ghana Limited, have donated US$20,000 to Street Girls Aid and the Chance for Childhood to support the upkeep of vulnerable children.
The institution was selected from a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charity organisations as the beneficiary of funds from this year’s charity challenge.
The Human Resource Manager, Organisational Strategy and Company Performance, Mr Nixon Amoah- Awuah, who made the presentation, explained that the employees were impressed with how the Street Girls Aid was impacting the lives of vulnerable children in the country.
“Every year in Tullow, we embark on what we call, charity challenge. It is a fund that is with the Tullow group and based on help activities that we do, we are able to source part of the funds.
“So when we got part of the funds, it was a matter of who to give it to, and we looked at a number of NGOs and charity organisations and we were touched by the activities of Street Girls Aid . As employees of Tullow, we made a choice that we were going to donate the money to them,” he said.
The Director of Street Girls Aid, Ms Vida Asomaning Amoako, said they remained committed to picking children from the streets and turning their lives around.
She said the girls were trained in hairdressing, sewing, cooking among others to ensure that they did not return to the streets where life was difficult for them.
She added that for those who got pregnant on the streets and were brought to them, they provided health care to ensure that they delivered safely after which they received training.
The Country Manager for the Chance for Childhood, Mr Abdul Ghaffar Adam, said the institution had been supporting Street Girls Aid as part of its inclusive education and social protection policies.
Chance for Childhood, he added, was also providing the needed infrastructure to ensure that more vulnerable girls received training and had their lives impacted.