A student group at the James Topp Nelson Yankah Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon (JTN Yankah Devotion) has supported the Rising Star Orphanage at Dodowa.
The team visited the orphanage to spend some time with the children and get first-hand information on the challenges they were facing in order to help solve them.
They also presented bags of rice, cooking oil, toiletries, assorted drinks, cartons of milk, milo, boxes of biscuits, sugar, shoes, clothing and an amount of GH¢3,190 to help in the upkeep of the children.
The President of the JTN Yankah Devotion, Mr Berick Angmortey, said it was the duty of all, particularly Christians, to be parents of orphans and the less privileged.
He said it was a collective responsibility of everybody, young or old, to support the less privileged and vulnerable in the society.
“Although we are students, we also have to impact the lives of these children who are the future leaders. We know that our widow’s mite can help in the upkeep of the children in one way or another,” he said.
An old student who was part of the group, Pastor Elijah Kofi Agyemang, said the orphanage faced challenges that needed to be addressed to ensure the security of the children.
He mentioned some of the items the orphanage needed as infrastructure, beds, mattresses, educational materials and basic social amenities.
He appealed to the public to support the children and less privileged in the society.
The Founder of the orphanage, Madam Victoria Samson, expressed appreciation to the students for their efforts at giving back to the society.
She also encouraged them to do more so that such underprivileged children would have a better future and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.