Franklin Atta presenting the items on behalf of RCARRC to Rev Sister Grace
The expression on the faces of kids at Kressner Orphanage at Kodjo-Ashong was priceless when members of Rotary Club of Accra-Ring Road Central, once again, paid a visit to the place last Saturday to donate items and cash valued over GH¢10,000 as part of their Easter charity.
Items donated by club members, their family and friends included provisions, toiletries, clothes, toys, cartons of water and a sum of GH¢5,000 for school fees.
As their theme for this year goes, ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’, the visit and donation formed part of the club’s activities to support the home in meeting their basic needs and help improve the standard of living of the less-privileged children at Kodjo-Ashong and its environs.
Vice President of the club, Franklin Atta, who presented the items, pointed out that the club, in line with the guiding principles of Rotary, seeks to improve the lives of mothers and children in deprived communities and better the plight of everyone. He added, “…We hope our contribution will go a long way to improve the quality of life of Kressner Orphanage and the community.”
The relationship between the club and Kressner Orphanage, Vice President Franklin revealed, is almost five years old, adding, “This relationship has been nurtured till today and the donation today is yet another addition to the promise to improve the orphanage in Kodjo-Ashong. This is the Rotary Club of Accra-Ring Road Central second visit to the orphanage this year.”
The club also submitted the completed drawings to facilitate the processing of permit for the Laundromat project for which the club had cut the sod last Christmas at Sowutuom, a suburb of Accra.
Sister Grace from the orphanage thanked the Rotary Club of Accra -Ring Road Central for the support and expressed the hope that other associations and philanthropists would emulate the club’s shining examples.
Funded by the Rotary Club of Otterndorf-Land in German in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Accra with about $700,000, Kressner Orphanage was inaugurated to serve the needs of the people of Kodjo -Ashong in the Amasaman District.
The facility consists of a 60-bed living quarters with caregivers’ rooms, a four-classroom block, a social centre, a pantry, recreational rooms and a convent for the reverend sisters. The orphanage caters for orphans, children of HIV/AIDS patients, the less-privileged and vulnerable in society.
Rotary International brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
By Dzigbordi Fomenyah