Japanese Philanthropist, Kobe International Sustaining Organization (KISO) has put up a shelter for children in Wa, the upper west regional capital who were orphaned by the June 2016 flood disaster in Ghana.
Chairman of the Kobe International Sustaining Organization, Yoshio Iwamura who visited Ghana at the opening ceremony in Wa told tv3 that, the organization will continue to feed, clothe and pay for education of the 6 orphans until they tend adults.
The Kobe International Sustaining Organization based in Japan, is a civic group whose mission is to support post-disaster recovery both in Japan and abroad.
The organization was established as a result of a major disaster that occurred in parts of Japan including Hyogo Prefecture disaster and Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and 6,848 people died which they were able to reconstruct with support from all over the world including Ghana.
To them, it is a reason why they think they have a duty to provide support to disaster-affected areas across the world.
Ghana is the 9th country the organization has supported so far.They have since spent about one million Japanese yen on the facility.
The facility is well furnished with beds ceiling funs and good sanitary facilities for both girls and boys in their separate rooms.
There are 4 girls and 2 boys who will be under the care of a foster mother who live in the same building with them.
The chairman Yoshio Iwamura upon his arrival in Wa, paid a visit to Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpou IV, paramount chief who doubles as overlord of the Waala traditional area to announce his presence.
At the ceremony on Thursday January 2, 2020, Chairman of Kobe international Sustaining Organization, Yoshio Iwamura told tv3 that they heard about terrible disasters about farming, flood, of which there are orphans in Ghana, hence the need for them to come in and support.
Coordinator of the project, Mahama Salifu thanked the Japanees Organization for coming to support orphans in Ghana particularly the Upper West Region.
Assembly member elect for the area, Abdul Rashid Nubanie Seidu while thanking KISO for the support, also appealed to them to include children whose parents are in extreme poverty.