The National Secretariat of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana(GRASAG) has donated several items to two orphanage homes in Kumasi, namely; Remar orphanage and King Jesus Charity Home.
The items, worth GHS5,000 were bags of rice, sugar, cooking oil, Milo, detergents, mineral water, assorted fruit drinks, soap, nkatie burger, sanitary ware, biscuits, toothpaste and toothbrush, sachet tomatoes among other things.
Mr Samuel Sagoe, the GRASAG National President, who presented the items together with other national and institutional executives, explained that the donation formed part of the Charity wing of the association dubbed “GRASAG stands in charity”.
Mr Sagoe said taking care of just a child by parents is not easy so they are much concerned about the number of kids that these orphanages cater for on a daily basis including their health needs.
” We want to use this opportunity to motivate these children at the orphanage not to be deterred by their present predicament”.
” Some of us were born out of wedlock and life was not rosy as it seems but we’ve been able to climb the education ladder up to this level, meaning that with determination they can also make it”.
” That’s why we are donating to three orphanages for now. We have done two donations in Kumasi and the third one will be in Cape Coast”.
” Apart from these donations we hope to distribute GRASAG branded exercise books to basic school pupils in deprived communities as well as mathematical sets to final year students preparing for their Basic Education Certificate Examination”.
Receiving the items, Apostle Kofi Owusu Afriyie, the founder of King Jesus Charity Home, expressed gratitude to GRASAG National for the kind gesture and prayed for more support from other organisations and individuals.
He said since the inception of King Jesus Charity Home, 25 people have completed University, 5 currently doing their Masters, 1 studying Law, 12 currently at the University, 6 having completed teacher training college, 2 currently at the College of Education with several at the Senior High School.
He bemoaned the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities to officially present the orphanage with the necessary documents to operate as an orphanage home.
Public Relations Officer
GRASAG National Secretariat