Marshallans Support Orphans

Sister Anita Sankuma and Brother Joseph Acheampong flanked by other Marshallans, presenting the cheque to Jessica Opare Safaro  of Citi Fm

The Adenta branch of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall (Court 90 and Council 94) has donated an amount of GH¢2,000 towards  Citi Fm‘s Orphan Project 2014, which seeks to raise funds to support some orphanages in Ghana.

The Project, initiated years ago by Citi Fm, an Accra-based radio station, has been supporting children of Mama Ladi Orphanage in Bolgatanga,  Baptist School Complex and Orphanage in Trotor (a hamlet near Suhum), the Jehovah Raffa Orphanage, Suhum and Handivangelism at Haatso.

The children are equipped with tools needed to facilitate their proper training in the fields of carpentry, plumbing, electricals and hairdressing.

Presenting the items on behalf of the organization, Sister Anita Sankuma, the Noble Lady of Court 90, together with the Grand Knight of Council 94, Brother Joseph Acheampong, said the donation was in line with the Motto of the organization – Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Service.

She said every year the organization supported the less privileged in society, including orphanages.

Sister Anita Sankuma urged other organizations to care for the less privileged in society ‘as the Good Lord taught us.’

Brother Joseph Acheampong, in his remarks said, ‘We are happy to be part of the success story of these homes adopted by Citi Fm in trying to provide skill training to the unskilled and unemployed Ghanaians.’

He noted that when such persons are supported in society it will improve their livelihood and reduce poverty.

Jessica Opare Safaro, Programmes Manager of Citi Fm, who received the cheque, said it would go a long way to support the orphans who seemed rejected by society.

She said Citi Fm’s Orphans Project would continue to support orphans in the country and urged other organizations to donate towards the project.

The Noble Order of Knights and Ladies of Marshall is a Catholic friendly society founded in 1926 with two primary objectives  of  bringing  Catholic men and women together for effective lay apostolate and Catholic action and providing  a friendly social forum for Catholics who might otherwise be attracted to non-Catholic lodges.

It was named after Sir James Marshall, an English Judge of the then Gold Coast whose relentless efforts led to the re-founding of the Catholic Church in the country in 1880 – after nearly 250 years of the breakdown of the first attempt at establishing it.

Presently, the Noble Order has an approximate membership of 6,000 literate practiSing Catholic ladies and gentlemen spread through 107 Councils and 102 Courts in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia and London. The Order also has Junior Order wings attached to the adult Councils and Courts.

By Linda Tenyah

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