The Rebecca Foundation, as part of efforts to mitigate the socio-economic discomfort associated with the Covid-19 pandemic has donated assorted items to the SOS Village Ghana.
The donations include fifteen (15) boxes of cocoa drink, ten (10) bags of maize, ten (10) bags of beans, ten (10) bags of gari, twenty (20) bags of rice, fifteen (15) cartons of vegetable oil, ten (10) bags of sugar, five (5) boxes of toilet roll, fifteen (15) boxes of Chocolate spread , twelve (12) boxes of washing powder and twenty-five (25) boxes of cupcakes
Making the donations on behalf of the Executive Director of the Foundation and First lady of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, Director of Operations at The Rebecca Foundation Mrs. Akosua Newman said as Patron of the SOS Village, Mrs. Akufo-Addo was not lost to possible challenges that could confront the institution in these times of the Coronavirus pandemic and its attendant lockdown and quarantines thus her decision to donate to the village.
Mrs. Newman said the special important role played by the SOS village in taking care of orphans in our society makes it imperative that the Covid-19 pandemic does not penetrate their doors, as an outbreak on any of their campuses would be disastrous to their innocent ‘children’.
She said The Rebecca Foundation through its initiative; the Rebecca Foundation Relief Boxes Challenge had received contributions and made many distributions to various identifiable groups and institutions stating that the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo and The Rebecca Foundation are determined to partner with corporate Ghana to compliment government’s effort at reducing the discomforts associated with the necessary partial lockdown to ensure a halt in the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Mrs. Akosua Newman urged corporate institutions and individuals to continue partnering The Rebecca Foundation to ensure that its objective of initiating The Rebecca Foundation Relief Boxes Challenge, to reach out to identified persons including Kayayei, the aged, the destitute and single mothers who live in the poorest communities, and provide some respite from the social and economic hardship consequent from Covid-19, is achieved.