With a thought on the plight of the less privileged children and the need to extend love and care to them, the JTN Yankah Devotion of University of Ghana (UG) during a recent visit to the orphanage in Dodowa, donated some supplies worth several thousands to the home.
Items donated included bags of rice, cooking oil, cartons of milk and Milo, boxes of biscuits, sugar, drinkables, clothing and shoes, sardines, toiletries etc. Astound by the deplorable state of the Orphanage, the group made an undisclosed cash donation to manage the situation at the home.
The presentation was heralded by Christmas carols, dance competition, balloon hunt, eating competition, apple in water, indoor games from students from the nation’s premier university.
The team, led by the President of JTN Yankah Devotion, Berick Angmortey, said the group decided to channel the funds generated by the students for the event to charity as a way of thanking God for the successful completion of their studies for the year.
Stressing that it is no longer easy for families to meet the needs of their children, Angmortey wondered how charity homes will be faring in a time like this given the harsh economic situation of the country.
“We see ourselves privileged, having gone through life and decided to go back to school to have our university education. And having gone through the university system and scaled through different challenges and hurdles that we faced during our studies, we feel obliged to appreciate God by extending our hands of fellowship to the children in this home.” He told ahotoronline.com
Appreciating the group’s gesture, the Founder and Administrative Officer of the home, Madam Victoria Samson, said the fund that may be referred to as a little is never little for the home, adding that every donation goes a long way in helping the home meet its needs and those of the children.
She said the home welcomes every visit and kind donations made by any individual or corporate organizations, adding that such acts of kindness put smiles on the faces of the children. She said the expression of joy in the hearts of the children could be felt through their willingness to play with the visitors and their reluctance to let them to go.
“Our children depend on people like you, corporate organizations and other public-spirited individuals who come around to put smiles on the faces of these children just as you have done today. If other members of the society can imitate your act of love for the less privileged, I think these children will continue to have a good and blessed time here.”
Stressing that the home accommodates children with varying needs and challenges, Victoria Samson said support can come either in cash or kind. “We are able to cope when we have people like you come around to play with them and give them whatever you have. Feel free to identify with the home anytime you wish to.”