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KNUST alumni supports orphanage

BY: Pacome Emmanuel Damalie
 Leadership of the KNUST Alumni handing over items to the Hour of Grace Children's Home
Leadership of the KNUST Alumni handing over items to the Hour of Grace Children's Home

The Eastern Regional Chapter of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) alumni association has provided support for the Hour of Grace Children’s Home during the Christmas and New Year festive season.

The KNUST alumni group feted the orphanage on New Year’s Day and donated several food items as part of their annual commitment to support the deprived children in the orphanage at Huhunya in the Eastern Region.

Items

The items donated, worth over GH¢6,000, included bags of rice, packs of milk and milk powder, packs of fizzy drinks, cartons of spaghetti and noodles, cartons and gallons of cooking oil, cartons of biscuit, cartons of milo and bags of gari.

Other items received by the orphanage were slippers, toiletries, packs of books, packs of pencils and pens, detergents.

Several personal protective equipment such as nose masks and hand sanitisers were donated to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 among the management and children in the orphanage.

Appeal

The Global President of KNUST Alumni, Dr Kwaku Agbesi, appealed to the public to support the orphanage to help better the lives of the children.

“We want to appeal to the public, especially those in the Eastern Region, to also make it a point to visit these deprived children and put smiles on their faces like our own children at home. Let us not forget these little ones but be dedicated to donate in cash or kind to help educate them as well,” Dr Agbesi said.

He lauded the caretakers and teachers of the orphanage for their dedicated service to the children at the Hour of Grace Children’s Home over the years.

He pledged the commitment of the group to support the orphanage every year to help solve some of their challenges.

Appreciation and support

The Deputy Director and Secretary of the orphanage, Mr Enoch Tettey, expressed gratitude to the donors and pledged to put the items to judicious use to serve its intended purposes.

“It is refreshing to annually see the KNUST alumni group here; with 62 children on our hands between the ages two and 17, we will always need support from people. We are so much delighted by this gesture and we are appealing for more support in order to run this home efficiently,” he said.

One of the children in the orphanage, Master Emmanuel Kojo Obare, also appealed for support to enable him to further his studies at KNUST where he had gained admission to study Business and Finance.