NGO awards 21 adopters, single and foster parents
|By: Michael Boateng|
|An Accra-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Global Center for Transformational Leadership, has presented awards to 21 selected adopters, single and foster parents for their great contributions and achievements in their families and society as a whole.
The award ceremony was under the theme, “Unique Parent Award Ceremony,” with the awardees drawn from the Greater Accra, Eastern, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. They received certificates of merit and plaques.
Speaking at the ceremony held in Sunyani on Thursday, June 7, 2012, Dr. Joseph Abaiku Apprey, Principal of the Kumasi Technical Institute, advised parents to focus on the proper moral training of children instead of just providing them with food, shelter and clothing.
He expressed regret that most parents had relegated proper moral training and care to the background, and were focusing mainly on the acquisition of wealth.
According to Dr. Apprey, focusing mainly on wealth acquisition without proper care for children was the bane in raising responsible and productive future leaders in the country.
He, therefore, challenged parents to offer their children the kind of training that would help them grow to become responsible adults.
Nana Kyere Acheamfour, Chief of Nkwabeng in Sunyani, who spoke on “Curbing the trend of streetism among the youth towards national development”, noted that most children who lived on the streets were the youth who should be gainfully employed to increase productivity.
He suggested that streetism can be curbed if the Department of Social Welfare was resourced to identify and register all people living on the streets, adding that proper data on people on the streets could help institute plans and programmes concerned to their welfare.
Bishop Comfort Adu, vice president of the Global center for Transformational Leadership, said the organisation offered a platform for individuals to attain leadership skills.
She advised Ghanaians to encourage and motivate their neighbours in the struggle to attain their respective aims and objectives in life, instead of resorting in unnecessary pettiness and jealousy.
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