Zeena Abou-Jaonde making a presentation to an inmate of the orphanage
Ghana Twins Foundation (GTF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that helps deprived and needy twins in Ghana, has presented some items to inmates of Save Them Young Orphanage at Bethlehem, a suburb of Ashaiman.
The items included bags of rice, detergents, fruit juices, toiletries, among others.
The donation was made in memory of the late Mrs. Maya Abou-Jaonde, one of the founders of GTF who passed on last year.
Presenting the items to the orphanage, Zeena Abou-Jaonde, founder of the GTF, explained that “the donation was made in memory of my late twin sister Maya. She was truly a humanitarian and would have done this if she was alive today so even though she is dead, her spirit lives and encourages me to continue with the charity works we embarked on before she died.”
She mentioned that the objective of the foundation is to increase awareness of the special needs of twins and promote their rights.
The founder expressed her outfit’s commitment towards the welfare of inmates of the orphanage and supporting parents facing challenges in raising twins.
According to her, the inmates have become orphans and vulnerable through no fault of theirs.
“We, at Ghana Twins Foundation, embrace the concept of supporting orphans and less privileged. It is a commitment we have made over a period of time and have no intention of bringing it to an end.”
Mrs. Abou-Jaonde also advised the children to be of good behaviour and always work hard both in their various classrooms and the home so as to be become useful citizens in future.
Administrator of the orphanage, Rosemond Mensah, who received the donation, thanked GTF for the kind gesture, promising that the home would put the items to good use.
She appealed to members of the general public to come to the aid of the orphanage by supporting them since the orphanage is in dire need of funds to complete a dormitory which is currently under construction.
She stated that Save Them Young Mission Incorporated, which has over 70 orphans and 15 mothers, faces many challenges.
“We have two trips of sand and stones, bags of cement, wood and roofing sheets to complete work on some of the dormitories but lack of funds to pay for labour has halted the project and rain is likely to wash away the sand as we are approaching rainy season,” Ms Mensah pointed out.
The Social Welfare Department continues to bring over abandoned children and orphans without providing any form of budgetary support, she added.
The Ghana Twins Foundation was established in June 1999 by a set of twins to promote the welfare of needy twins.
From Vincent Kubi, Bethlehem