Ga-Adangmes in U.S.A donate to orphanage

Mr Noble Lawehfio(right)presenting some of the items to Madam Joyce Koshie. Photo Seth Osabukle

Mr Noble Lawehfio(right)presenting some of the items to Madam Joyce Koshie. Photo Seth Osabukle

A group of Ga-Adangme based in Ohio Cincinnati in the United States of America (USA) yesterday donated assorted items valued at GH¢5,000 to the Joyco School Complex and Needy Home based at Kasoa-Amanfrom in the Central Region.

The gesture which formed part of the group’s social responsibility was also in line with its vision to help alleviate the plight of the destitute and less privileged persons within the Ga State.

The items presented included gallons of cooking oil, boxes of tin tomatoes, cartons of milo and milk, bags of rice and maize as well as toiletries.

Making the presentation, the Vice President of the group, Noble Larweh Fio Alexander said the donation was to reconnect members back to their roots to support activities aimed at improving the well being of society.

“We noted that most donations were given to already established institutions but we felt there was the need to shift the attention and reach out to such neglected homes doing a yeoman’s job to improve our society hence the selection of this orphanage for the donation,” he said.

According to him, the group had in the past made similar donations to some orphanages in the region adding that, it would continue to offer its support in that direction to improve the lives of the underprivileged.

Mr Alexander commended managers of the facility for the good job they were doing and entreated the children to focus on their studies and be determined in life in order to achieve their aspirations.

He further called on other well meaning Ghanaians especially those in the diaspora to periodically come back home and assist in the country’s development process.

The Founder and Director of the orphanage, Mrs Joyce Koshie Lamptey receiving the items, thanked the group for the kind gesture, promising that the items would be used for the proper upkeep of the children.

She said, the home which was started in 2011 with a handful of children now accommodates over 100 children and was in dire need of resources to keep it running effectively.

“We wish we can contain more children but we are hard-pressed with resources. At the moment, we lack space to contain the increasing number of children, our taps have been disconnected so neither have we water nor electricity.

We are unable to pay the teachers handling the children and we also don’t have enough desks, exercise books and teaching materials in the classrooms for effective lessons,” she lamented.

Mrs Lamptey expressed gratitude to the group for their kind gesture and appealed to other organisations to emulate the example and come to the facility’s aid to support the children to reach their full potentials.

In showing their appreciation, Mrs Lamptey on behalf of the staff and children at the orphanage presented a CD of a compilation of songs recorded by children of the home.

By Abigail Annoh        

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