The Bolgatanga branch of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church RPNGC, has donated some assorted food items to the Gbeogo School for the deaf, in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
The food items include rice, sugar, cooking oil, bread, toiletries, and used clothing’s among others.
The donation was in line with the social responsibility of the church to support the less privilege and also forms part of their 16th Anniversary celebration country wide, since the inception of the church in 2002 to 2018.
The Gbeogo School for the deaf was established in 20th August, 1996 with 10 pupils, 5 boys and 5 girls by the then Headmaster of the School, Kusi Sunny Bawa now late.
It was later taken over by Francis Aniba also late and the now, the current Headmaster, Felix Neetege Faatah third in succession.
According to him, the school was established as a basic school with the aim of educating children with hearing impairment.
It was first under the Bolgatanga Municipality, later curved out and named under Talensi-Nabdam District and now solely under Talensi District.
The school which started with only 10 pupils 22 years ago can now boost of three hundred and 45 children, with fifty teaching and non-teaching staff.
Though a basic school, it is run as semi autonomy like a secondary school. Last year, the school presented 27 students for the Basic Educations Certificate Examination; BECE 10 qualified for the Senior High School, the rest proceeded to Beechen and Wa Vocational schools respectively.
The school he said is educating the unfortunate children who would have been languishing in the streets and in their various homes and communities to help develop the country Tomorow.
Mr. Faatah used the occasion to appeal to the public to bring such in their homes and communities to the school in order to unearth their talents for the future.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, the Bolgatanga branch of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church, Pastor Kwame Sefa Frimpong, on behalf of the founder and leader of the RPNGC, Dr. Anthony Kwadwo Boachie said, as a church it is not only preaching the word, but showing love and almsgiving to others as the Christmas festivities draws nearer, is part of the gospel.
He added that this was demonstrated by Christ himself in the scripture when he fed the 5000 people with Five (5) loafs of bread and three fishes. This he added underscored the need for Christians to do same in the course of thier evangelization.
He said that, their visit was not going to be a nine day wonder but if God gives the strength; they intend to adopt the school.
Wife the Bolgatanga branch pastor, Edith Sefa Frimpong, commended the staff of school for their effort and called on benevolent organizations to come to the aid of the children.
As we are preparing feverishly for the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, let us remember that whatever you do to the least of these unfortunate little ones, thus you have done it on to the LORD.
Story by: Emmanuel Akayeti