St Bakhita Catholic Church youth fetes 32 under I CARE Project

The Youth of St Bakhita Catholic Church at Old Estates-Koforidua on Monday, May 2 reached out to 32 aged, vulnerable and home-bound persons with various assorted groceries under the ‘I Care’ Project.

The I CARE project is an initiative of the church’s youth’s. It is to primarily solicit for various support from well-meaning people in an effort to reach out to needy persons during the Easter period, albeit deferred to Monday.

This year’s donation is the second of the project since its inception after one at the Nsawam Female Prison, where several boxes of sanitary pads and other items were donated on World Sanitary Day.

It was sheer love for humanity and contributions to both physical and spiritual development of the needy and aged as the Youth took four hours of their precious time moving through communities in the New Juaben municipality of the Eastern Region to embark on the donation drive.

The all-happy youth shielded aside the scorching sun as they navigated their way through some dilapidated foot bridges, and bushy pathways to bring joy and happiness to the disadvantaged individuals in society.

The Parish Priest of St Bakhita Catholic Church, Old Estates-Koforidua, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Hackman Owusu-Mensah, could not hide his appreciation for the youth for coming up with this initiative.

According to him, the Church had a critical role in supporting the needy as their spiritual welfare is seen to too.

“Well done for this project, may your needs and that of the donors be answered. We really need to care for the vulnerable,” he appealed.

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The beneficiaries were excited to receive the packages.

“I am happy you remembered me, God bless you,” one said.

By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana