KNUST alumni donates to orphanage, children’s ward

The Eastern Regional Chapter of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Alumni Association  led by the Global President, Dr Kwaku Agbesi, has donated assorted items to the staff and inmates of the “Hour of Grace Children’s Home”, an orphanage at Huhunya in the Yilo Krobo District and the Eastern Regional Children’s Ward at Koforidua.

The items valued at about Ghc9,180 included: bags of assorted rice, assorted cartons of milk and milo, boxes of toffees, biscuits, soft drinks, toiletries,  bags of gari and sugar and gallons of frytol oil, and a quantity of assorted soap.

At the Regional Hospital Children’s Ward, the association presented ten (10) pieces of Pulse Oximeters and two digital Infrared Thermometers to the hospital and packaged food to all the children and the staff.

In addition, the association paid an unspecified amount to a three year- old- girl, Enyonam Gamedadza, who drunk parazone and needed money to be transported to Korle Bu for further treatment.

The Global President, Dr  Agbesi who was accompanied by the Eastern Regional Chapter Executives and Mr George Attara Boye said the items were made possible through contributions made by the members of the association in both Ghana and abroad

According to him, the association adopted the Hour of Grace Orphanage about five years ago and have assisting in the up keep of the children and as part of the 70th Anniversary of KNUST the association have decided to also adopt the children’s ward of the Regional hospital to ensure and add to the quality health care of the children who would find themselves there.

Dr Agbesi said children were not only the property of their parents but the state as a whole and tomorrow’s leaders, and therefore the responsibility of the society to care for and nurture them in a responsible way.

He, therefore, appealed to the public to extend a hand to such vulnerable in the society, make them happy to enjoy life on earth.

Mr George Attara, the Organizing Secretary, also appealed to the staff of the hospital to keep the equipment safe to last long and to serve the purpose for which it was donated.

The Medical Officer in charge of the Kids Ward Dr Edinam Gbodzo received the items whiles the House Officer Dr Kwabena Larbi was grateful to the KNUST alumnae for the gesture, adding that, it could not have come at a better time because they were having challenges with equipment such as thermometers to care for the kids.

SAMUEL OPARE LARTEY, KOFORIDUA

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