Arla foods donated a truckload of Dano products to the New Life Orphanage in Nungua, Accra, as part of the company’s activities to mark World Milk Day. Senior Country Manager of Arla Foods Mrs. Fatoumata Doro said the Arla Foods provided the dairy products to support the dietary needs of the children at New Life Orphanage and in pursuit of Arla Foods’ vision to create a future of dairy to naturally bring health and inspiration to the world.
“We believe that with adequate consumption of Dano Milk, the children will get the full benefits to stay healthy, strong, nourished to take life on. This is part of Arla foods sustainability agenda where we want to ensure that we make affordable nutrition to consumers accessible.”Mrs. Fatoumata Doro | Senior Country Manager, Arla Foods
Marketing Manager of Arla Foods Mr. Wilson Agbeko observed that Dano had headlined the celebration of World Milk Day in Ghana for the past three years. He explained that World Milk Day meant a lot more to Arla Foods than just a day to create awareness of the benefits of dairy. “This is what inspired our resolve to take our milk consumption advocacy a step further this year,” Mr. Agbeko explained.
Ms. Deloris Frimpong-Manso (‘Delay’), Brand Ambassador for Dano Milk, spent some time to motivate the children at the orphanage to dream big beyond the immediate walls of the orphanage. Ms. Frimpong-Manso used her personal story of struggle and eventual success to serve as an example for their children. Ms. Frimpong-Manso urged the children to not let their present circumstances prevent them from aspiring to greater heights. She encouraged the children to tap into their inner strength to attain their higher goals.
Mr. Nii Afotey Botwe, Founder of New Life Orphanage, received the Dano products and expressed gratitude for the kind support. Mr. Botwe said meeting the dairy needs of the children had been a major challenge and described the supportive partnership with Arla Foods is a dream come true.
About New Life Orphanage
According to the Founder, New Life Orphanage shelters 92 orphans and homeless children and youths between the ages of one and twenty who were brought into care by two state agencies, the Department of Social Welfare and the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service. The Orphanage supports 337 physically challenged individuals, 34 seniors and 45 widows.
World Milk Day is observed on 1st June to recognize the importance of milk and dairy products in our lives, in the economy, in several industries and to educate people about its health benefits. World Milk day is a day established by the food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of Milk as a global food and to raise public awareness of the crucial role milk plays in our lives.