NORTHERN REGION, GHANA (www.georgebritton.com) – Multiple awards-winning Ghanaian born reggae/ragga & dance-hall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, professionally known as Stonebwoy has donated and given a humanitarian aid to SOS Children’s Village, an orphanage institution that takes care of the less privileged or children who lacks the parental role or care in their lives.
Stonebwoy and The Livingstone Foundation made this donation on Saturday 21st December, 2019, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Tamale Dakpema (Chief). The presentation of the items were done to help ease their “literally’ financial burden and their hostile state, as the Board of the Directors, Stonebwoy and his non-governmental and charitable organization dialogue over providing items that can foster their children’s living in the near future.
The items donated include, 4 Bags of rice, Bottles of water, toiletries ( articles used in washing and taking care of one’s body), energy drinks (specifically for the matrons, houseparents or teaching parents who are not lactating mothers and are above 18years), Boxes of Indomie noodles, non-alcoholic beverages, bags of water and a lot more.
Speaking during the presentation, the five times Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) reggae/ragga & dance-hall artiste of the year, revealed that, Burniton Music Group (BMG) and the The Livingstone Foundation (TLF) is determined to work towards their set objective of contributing to making health care accessible and affordable, and creating a home to the less privilege wherever they were.
Revealing that, his international non-governmental, non-profitable and charity organization’s performance will ultimately be determined by how well it improves the lives of the less and the vulnerable in the society, giving the assurance of the continuous work by The Livingstone Foundation (TLF) to identify the vulnerable in society and work hard to assist in diverse ways.
Stonebwoy established the ‘Livingstone Foundation’. In January 2017 the foundation announced a sponsorship package for five students of the Tema Methodist Day Senior High School, his alma mater.
Receiving this offer as a beneficiary of this wonderful gesture, Programme Director of SOS Children’s Villages, Tamale, Mrs. Benedicta Pealore expressed her profound gratitude to the Three times All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) reggae/ragga & dance-hall artiste of the year and The Livingstone Foundation for this generosity, assuring him and his foundation of ensuring that, the items would be put to good use for the full benefit of all involved
She stated that, although they have been hearing and reading in the news of the good works of The Livingstone Foundation in bringing comfort to the people, they least expected to be called soon to be beneficiaries and so were overjoyed when they received the invitation to come over to receive the items.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit international development organization headquartered in Innsbruck, Austria. The organization provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children in need and protects their interests and rights around the world. The first SOS Children’s Village was founded in 1949 in Tyrol, Austria by an Austrian philanthropist Hermann Gmeiner. Today, SOS Children’s Villages is active in 135 countries and territories worldwide.
SOS Children’s Villages provide alternative families to children without adequate parental care. Children of different ages and background live together in a house with a full-time parent, usually a woman who serves as the children’s parent. There are usually 6 to 15 houses in a typical SOS Village. In addition to the Villages, the organization also runs a whole range of programs and facilities to support socially disadvantaged and impoverished families through its subsidized kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, youth facilities social and medical centers, and emergency response relief operations. In 2017, over 85,000 children and youths are raised in 572 SOS Children’s Villages and over 700 SOS Youth Facilities. Another 3.8 million children and adults received services from their other programs.
SOS relies on contributions from governments and private donors. In 2017, the organization’s 350 institutional partnership contracts totaled more than €31 million in institutional funds implemented. Funding from foundations and lotteries totaled nearly €48 million, and corporate partnerships provided more than €49 million in support for SOS Children’s Villages globally. The organization was awarded the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2002, and the Princess of Asturias Award of Concord in 2016.