By Kwamina Tandoh, GNA
Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - The Latter-day Saints Charities (LDS), the Humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated assorted training equipment to the Teshie Technical Training Centre in Accra.
The Church donated items such as; hand sewing machines, industrial machine, brick moulding machines, refrigerators, tape measures and industrial painting machines, among others.
Elder Henry Yeats and Sister Bonnie Yeats, Welfare Specialists of the Church, said the goal of the Church is to positively impact human lives, therefore, the donation which was made possible by the benevolent contributions of members of the Church, is geared towards achieving that goal.
“Please be reminded to put these items into good use because these are gifts from all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Centre, Mrs. Gloria Naa-Ahinee, Director of Education for Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality (LEKMA), commended the Church for its resolve to give hope to thousands of people around the world, adding that, Management will ensure the items are used for the intended purposes.
She said the Centre started operating in 2012 with only 200 students but currently has a population of 1,066, who are taking practical lessons in departments such as; Building and construction, hospitality and home management, Accounting, Information Technology among others.
Mr. Noble Adzigbli, Vice Principal of the Centre, said due to the growing student population, Management is having challenges accepting qualified students, who have expressed interest to join the school, adding that, the Centre will welcome support to expand its infrastructure.
Mr. Nipz Nipah, President of Teshie Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged the students to do their best in the acquisition of practical knowledge, since, that will help them become self-reliant.
The LDS Charities sponsor relief and development projects in 189 countries and give assistance without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality.
Aid is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance and sustainability.
Largely run with volunteer labour, the Church operates both independently and in cooperation with other charitable organizations and governments.