Following a request made by a caller on a program on Ghana Television, Sanford Health, in collaboration with Samaritan Feet, has presented three thousand pairs of shoes to school children in the Tamale North Constituency of the Northern Region.
The shoes are to support children in the area to build their confidence, promote good health and enhance teaching and learning at the basic level.
In many communities in rural Ghana, children from poor households go to school barefoot. The phenomenon is said to affect the confidence of children whilst having an impact on their health.
A few years ago, whilst watching a programme on Ghana Television on the donation of sandals to some schools in Accra, a resident of Tamale in the Northern Region, phoned in and appealed for the gesture to be replicated in the constituency.
Sanford Health and Samaritan Feet have responded to the call, donating to twenty-nine schools in the Tamale North Constituency.
The Human Resource Manager for Sanford Health Ghana, Elvis Duffuor, in an interview with GBC News after the donation, expressed gratitude that they were able to respond to the call for support.
The Member of Parliament for the area, Alhaji Alhassan Suhuyini, on behalf of his constituents, expressed gratitude to Sanford Health and Samaritan Feet for the gesture. He also complemented the initiative with five hundred pairs of socks for the school children.