Due to the generosity of the Nsukwao Estates Calvary Congregation of the Presbyterian Church Young Adults Fellowship (YAF) group on Saturday, 29th April 2023, the faces of children at the Akwadum Christian Village orphanage in Akwadum in New Juaben North of the Eastern Region are beaming with smiles.
The Akwadum Christian Village Orphanage Home provides complete adoption services while also attending to the basic welfare, social, and educational needs of orphans.
To care for orphans and the poor in Akwadum and its surroundings, Madam Elizabeth Osei, a retired nurse, founded the orphanage home.
The administrators of the home developed a school to meet the educational requirements of the 42 or so children currently in their care.
Mr. Godfred Sowatey, the group leader of the Nsukwao Estates Calvary YAF, joined by the Akwadum Kyidomhene Nana Kwaku Owusu, Catechist Hayford Okyere, a few group executives, and other YAF members, led the donation on Saturday.
Items donated included 4 bags of used clothing, 3 gallons of 5liters of cooking oil, 10 packs of soft drinks, 12 packs of toilet Trolls, 3 bags of 25kg rice, 18 packs of bottled water, two cartons of chicken, 25 bags of sachets water.
Others are liquid soaps, disinfectant, mob bucket and brush, 5 crates of eggs, towels, bedsheets, tin tomatoes, GTP cloths, onions, baby wipes, canned fishes, 1 pack of milk, washing powder, 4 dozens of face towels and other domestic items.
The president of Young Adults’ Fellowship (YAF), a group within Nsukwao Estates Calvary Congregation, Mr. Godfred Sowatey explained that the gesture forms part of 2023 YAF Week Celebration project which aims to help humanity to cater for their needs.
Mr. Sowatey speaking in an interview with Afeema FM’s journalist Kaakyire Kwasi Afari, he said, every year they set aside a day to embark on charity project as means to help the less privileged in the society.
Mr Sowatey stated that the church’s mandate was not only to preach the gospel but to also offer a helping hand to the needy just like God offered Christ to humanity whilst they commit and visioned in reaching out to more people in the area.
The children were advised against unhealthy practices that might not aid them to achieve their goals in future.
Receiving the items on behalf of the facility, Care Giver at the orphanage home, Madam Janet Amankwaah thanked YAF of the Nsukwao Calvary Congregation for the gesture and said the items would be used for its intended purpose.
She explained to Kaakyire Kwasi Afari of Afeema FM that their mission is to give orphaned children a family through their support, care, and Christian values as they make sure that every child who goes through their adoption process is placed in a good, loving, and caring home in order to help develop leaders and better people in the future.
Madam Janet Amankwaah is pleading with people and cooperative organisations to assist with the payment of electricity bills and to provide financial aid to prisoners who want to pursue university education after finishing high school and overcoming other household difficulties.
The Kyidomhene of Akwadum, Nana Kwaku Owusu who commended the group for the donation advised other religious, corporate and social institutions to emulate the gesture and donate generously.
He stated that good education for all young people in the country would eradicate poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy, which were hindering development thus, he has urged students in the Orphanage home to take education seriously and give off their best.
Source:Ghanatodayonline.com/Kaakyire Kwasi Afari