The 2011 year group of Adisadel College Old Boys Association donated GHC3,000 worth of essential supplies to the Countryside Children’s Home at Bawjiase in the Central Region.
The donated items included soft drinks, noodles, oil, rice, detergent and bottled water.
The outreach was part of the Association’s maiden Easter celebration activities. Youth Volunteers Agency and HP CREW supported the outreach of the Santa ’11 group.
President of the Association Mr. Eric Ohemeng described the donation as part of the association’s efforts to support the socially vulnerable. He noted that as the group members celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the group wanted to show the love of Jesus practically by giving to and spending time with the children at the orphanage.
Mother and Founder of Countryside Children’s Home Mrs Emma Boafo Yeboah expressed gratitude to the SANTA ‘11 year group and described the outreach as an honour. Mrs. Yeboah said children were a blessing and it was imperative for society to contribute towards their upkeep and wellbeing.
Mrs. Yeboah said the orphanage depended on self-run farms and corporate donations to survive. However, she appealed to government and Corporate Ghana to support them so they could be self-sufficient through their farming business. She explained that the orphanage had 75 hectares of land with a mango plantation, oil palm plantation, cassava and a pig farm.
Public Relations Officer of Santa ’11 Mr. Benjamin A. Obeng thanked the Home for their warm reception and assured them of future support. 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.