Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah has donated over fourteen thousand US Dollars ($14,000) to his alma mater and orphanages in the Obuasi municipality.
The France based defender says as part of his social responsibility and his role model gesture and donated items worth over GHC30,000 to his former schools, orphanages and an old lady he describes as his godmother who encouraged him in his young days.
Schools that benefited were the Obuasi Anglican Primary and J.H.S school where he schooled between the age of 6 to 15 years as well as his High School, Obuasi Senior/Technical School.
The rugged defender presented items like jerseys, footballs, boots, food items and cash donation of $3500.
Two Orphanages namely Islamic Educational Complex and Adullam Orphanage School all from the Obuasi Municipality benefited from items like foodstuffs, toiletries, bags of rice and cash donations.
“Had a great time at the Adullam Orphanage School. Bless these beautiful children #Emotional#ObuasiTour,” Mensah wrote on his own Facebook fan page afterwards along with a photograph of himself and one of the kids.
Mensah who also visited his 88-year-old godmother donated an undisclosed amount to her for her support during his young playing days in Obuasi.
“Sometimes your time and presence is all that’s needed. Often we’re so caught up with ourselves that we forget the people we started with,” the France based defender posted again on his Facebook page.
“Had so much fun playing with the boys on the same pitch I used to play as a kid in Obuasi. Seeing the elderly lady I used to see near the park I started out on was also good. Great few days in the Ashanti Region. I will be back ,” Jonathan Mensah added.