Easter is a season of the remembrance of Christ’s love he showed to mankind on the cross and the power in his resurrection. One way Christians can reciprocate this gesture is to show love and compassion to mankind.
It is in this light that a non-governmental organization, Marketing Directors, donated food items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis and unspecified amount to the Teshie Orphanage during the Easter Festivity.
The items included rice, beans, gari, oil, tin tomatoes and drinks as well as toiletries.
Addressing the media, the president of the Marketing Directors, Henry Nii Dottey said it was their way of giving back to society and to make the lives of the students at the orphanage meaningful.
“We value education and thus we support less privileged children in society so that they can become useful adults,” he stated.
The project coordinator, Mr. Ernest Koranteng, noted that donation was one of the ways the group keeps together, and to also make an impact on society.
He stated, ‘‘we wanted a place close to legon and we have been in existence for the past two years and we wanted to keep that telepathy among us.”
He added that ‘‘we considered about four or five orphanages but we came here about two weeks ago and saw some low points and decided to come and assist. we are calling on all to come and support the orphanage as it can be a relative being housed in future’’.
A spokesperson for the Founder of the Orphanage, Moses Lamptey, expressed their gratitude for the kind gesture.
He said, ‘‘we wanted every child to go to school. There are individuals and corporate bodies that have been assisting us. The school fees and feeding are our major challenge. We are happy you came to assist us this Easter season’’.
Moses Lamptey, himself a product of the orphanage and currently a national service personnel with the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, was excited about the exercise and called on other well meaning Ghanaians to support them.
He stated that “through the benevolence of others, I have now completed the University and thus want others to come and support the younger ones here”.
The children at the orphanage were beaming with smiles and excitement at the gesture and danced to music while expressing appreciation to the Marketing Directors.
3FM interacted with a 13-year-old orphan at the place.
‘‘I feel great and very excited. I really want this to happen every day, especially on weekends so that we won’t feel bored’’.
The Teshie Orphanage has existed for the past 20 years. It has 40 orphans; two currently undertaking national service, two at the University, 3 at the Senior High School level and the rest at the basic level.
Story by Sarah Parku, 3FM – 92.7