UPS Banking and Finance students donate to New Life Orphanage

The Banking and Finance Students Association (BaFSA) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Thursday donated items worth GH¢1, 600 to the New Life Orphanage International at Nungua.

They consist of food items worth GH¢1000 and a cash of Gh¢600 to support the provision of food and other services for the children.

The donation formed part of the association’s annual week celebration and its corporate social responsibility to give back to society what has been invested in them by the society.

The orphanage, established in the year 2000, accommodates orphans and underprivileged children in the community and its surroundings and currently houses 65 children.

Presenting the items to the officials of the home, the president of BaFSA, Isaac Okutu Jnr., said they felt it was their responsibility as privileged students to support underprivileged children to reach the height they are nearing attaining as graduates.

“Many at times, we see children roaming about at the market and other public places without the opportunity to have education. So as part of our week celebration, we decided that in a way to help our younger ones to have quality education and for them to achieve their dreams, it was necessary to support their well being in any small way we can”, Master Okutu said.

He said donations to orphanages had become part of their annual week celebrations, knowing the challenges the managers of orphanages endure to take care of the children in their custody.

He disclosed that the association intends to establish strong bonds with the orphanages by regularly visiting them to donate items towards their upkeep.

Receiving the items, the founder of the home Nii Afotey Botwe, expressed his gratitude to the BaFSA and called for more support.

He said their plans to expand the orphanage and its corresponding school in order to enhance the service delivery to the children had been constrained by lack of finances.

According to him, the orphanage is currently supporting 15 students at the senior high and two at the nursing training college.

By Julius Yao Petetsi & Jennifer Apprey    

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