Youngsters living in an African children’s home are now able to hydrate on the go with fresh water, thanks to a leading MEP company and one of its employees.
Richmond Banahene, who works for Liverpool headquartered HE Simm, has handed over a consignment of water bottles in Ghana, which will allow its young inhabitants to drink clean, fresh water, whilst out and about.
During his visit, before the COVID-19 crisis broke, the logistics co-ordinator twice dropped into the home – which is about to build its own secondary school within its grounds. He met key staff members and the children it benefits.
Whilst on his first visit many of the staff were out with the children rehearsing for Ghana’s 63rd independence celebrations, the second proved more fruitful.
There he met up with a “very special lady”, who he always goes to see on his visits to the children’s school.
Richmond said: “When I go to Ghana, I always make time to visit the school.
“In appreciation for what she and her team does, I handed over a donation of water bottles which were kindly donated by HE Simm. I told her about the values of the company, where everyone is considered a member of an extended family.
“She was so happy and grateful she would not stop hugging me and asked me to pass on a message to the company. This was ‘God bless you for having a heart to do such a thing, and may you and the business grow in strength, be successful in every future endeavour and keep you in their prayers’.”
Richmond added: “The home has now started building their own secondary school within their grounds. “This will be of great benefit to the most vulnerable children who find it hard to leave the home due to traumatic individual experiences.
“This is all founded with donations and volunteers of all trades. As this is still in its early stages, I’m sure somewhere in the future myself and HE Simm will be able to offer some expert assistant.”