The 2011 year group of Adisadel College Old Boys Association has donated items worth GHC3,000 to the Countryside Children’s Home at Bawjiase in the Central Region.
The donation, which formed part of the Association’s maiden Easter celebration activities saw the SANTA ‘11 year group give out assorted items, including boxes of assorted drinks, noodles, gallons of oil, bags of rice, powdered soap, sachets and boxes of mineral water to the children.
It was supported by Youth Volunteers Agency (European Educational Consult) and HP CREW.
Presenting the items on behalf of SANTA ’11, Mr. Eric Ohemeng, President of the Association, said the donation forms part of the association’s efforts to support the needy in society.
“As we celebrate the death and resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ, we as a group want to show the love Jesus has for us by spending time with these wonderful kids,” he said.
Mr. Ohemeng again advised the children to take their education serious and remember that God loves them.
The Mother and Founder of the home, Emma Boafo Yeboah, expressed gratitude to the SANTA ‘11 year group for taking the initiative to support them, saying “the home is honoured to receive the donation”.
She stated that children are a blessing, adding was imperative for all levels of society to contribute to their upkeep and wellbeing. She also appealed to other bodies to support the children’s home.
According to her, the children’s home depends on agriculture and corporate donations to survive but wants government and corporate Ghana to support them be self-sufficient using agriculture.
“We have 75 hectares of land with a mango plantation, oil palm plantation, cassava and a pig farm. There are huge hectares of land still available for projects so we humbly appeal to the government to remember us in the “planting for food and jobs” and the “one district, one factory” programmes.”The Public Relations Officer of Santa ’11, Mr. Benjamin A. Obeng, thanked the Home for their warm reception and assured them of future support from the their year group.He advised the children to use the Easter period to solemnly reflect on their life and take solace in Jesus Christ in all their endeavors.
By Sonia Moffatt|3news.com