The event, which took place on Saturday, was filled with jazz music with performances by artistes and contemporary gospel musicians who thrilled the crowd.
Ministering at the evening event are Ghanaian artistes including Opesie Esther, Ewura Ama Ahinful, Nii Okai, Spirit of inspiration and Potsin Choir.
Mr Padmore Baffour Agyapong, Country Director of Compassion International Ghana, said the organization will in July 2015 be 10 years and had instituted a year-long programme from July 2013 to July 2015 to commemorate the anniversary.
Some of the activities earmarked for the celebrations are national soccer festival, visit to churches, national pastors’ conference, launch of Compassion International in the Northern Region, time with former management, clean up exercise, time with other international NGOs, float, African day of the child and a thanksgiving service.
Mr Agyapong said Compassion International, the parent organisation of Compassion International Ghana, is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world.
He said the organization advocated for the release of children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and empowers them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.
He said as part of the organization’s love for children, it launched a child protection project to alert the public on the increasing cases of child abuse across the country and to sensitize parents and adults on the need to protect children.
Mr Agyapong said the programme also inaugurated 87 trainers of trainees selected from 29 different communities, to train children and caregivers and also spearhead child protection projects in their communities.
He said the trainer of trainees would educate 8,190 beneficiaries comprising 4,095 caregivers and church members, and 4,095 registered children on child abuse and neglect, parental responsibilities, laws and reporting procedures, as well as develop local protocols on dealing with child abuse.
Mr Agyapong said this was necessary because in Ghana and many African countries children were going through the worst forms of child labour and abuse including flogging, sexual abuse, insults, neglect, murders and trafficking abroad to work.
He said the organisation had inaugurated an ICT Resource Centre for the children of Mount Calvary Methodist Child Development Centre at Nsawam Adoagyiri.
The Centre, which has 30 new computers, internet facilities and books, was funded with a $60,665 grant from Compassion International’s Complementary Intervention fund.
Mr Agyapong said the organisation had donated 30,720 shoes to the Faith Community Child Development Centre in Accra, for onward distribution to needy children.
In 2010 Compassion International distributed 12,906 shoes to schoolchildren in the Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern and Central regions.
He explained that these initiatives were interventions aimed at ensuring that the poor and needy do not become school dropouts due to lack of shoes.
Mr Amos Safo, Internal Communications and Brand Manager of Compassion International Ghana, said the organisation through its Christian child development programme operates in 28 countries, eight in Africa, and three in West Africa namely Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo.
Mr Safo said the church and its implementing partners had registered an average of 215 poor and needy children in each church supported by the organization.
He said the aim was to develop the children holistically both social, cultural, spiritually, emotionally and cognitive training through vocational training to unearth their talents.
He said currently the organisation had 52,000 children registered in Greater Accra, Volta, Ashanti, Central and Eastern regions and preparing to widen the scope to all the regions.