The Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Anglican Diocese of Accra has donated assorted items over the weekend worth GH₵ 6,000 to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to enable them meet some of the daily needs of the inmates.
Opanin Felicia Otoo, President of the Diocesan Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary who presented the items on behalf of the Guild said the donation to the medical facility formed part of activities marking their 20th Anniversary celebration.
The donated items included 10 brand new student mattresses, bags of sachet water, gallons of cooking oil, cartons of milk, other food items, bundles of toilet rolls, detergents, used clothings, toys, plastic caps and plates.
Mr. Samuel Gyandoh, a Senior Staff Nurse of the Hospital who received the items on behalf of the Hospital Administration thanked the Guild for the gesture and appealed to other bodies to emulate the example.
The Youth and Children Ministry is a ministerial arm of the Diocese of Accra, which is responsible for organizing, coordinating and advancing the formation in Christ of all Anglicans up to age 35. Formation in Christ includes Christian education, social and peer development, life skills acquisition, and full participation in the Holy Church. Specific objectives in programs of the Ministry for Youth and Children will promote and support safe growth and development for youth and children of the diocese.
It was a joyous occasion on Saturday 28th June, 2014 when the Anglican Diocese of Accra launched its customized New International Version (NIV) of the Holy Bible at the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity, High Street-Accra.