Nurses and kids at the play house during the ceremony
Choreographers of the Pre-Youth Department of Action Chapel International, Spintex, Accra, have handed over a refurbished playhouse to the management of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra.
According to Florence Adjepong, the director of the department, the technical staff of Alpha Beta Educational Centre in Dansoman worked on fixing worn-out parts of the building.
At the handing over ceremony which took place last Saturday at the Nursing Mothers Hostel, Florence Agyepong paid a glowing tribute to sponsors of the project which was valued at GH¢8,000.
The director mentioned that the choreographers received GH¢3,000 from the organisers of the event as their prize for being the winners in the 2017 edition of the Youth Link Ghana flagship dance and music competition dubbed ‘Save the Last Dance for Jesus’.
She continued that by the rules of engagement for the competition, the ultimate winning group is expected to top up the amount through fundraising activity over a year.
Proceeds from the fundraising, including the seed money from the organisers, are expected to be used on a project which will benefit society or a vulnerable group of their choice.
“We consulted management of the hospital for an area they will need support and I am happy they requested a playhouse where nurses with babies can leave them with an attendant. It is a request of joy that our little contributions have made this possible,” she stated.
Francisca Sefakor, an administrator of the hospital, commended the Pre-Youth Department for the playhouse, hinting that is a timely initiative which would ease the burden on nurses with babies.
She reiterated that it would go a long way to enhance the Ministry of Health’s campaign for exclusive breastfeeding.
Stella Opare, a senior public health officer, assured that facilities in the playhouse would be maintained to benefit the target group.
By Solomon Ofori