A former regional women organizer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party in the Upper West region, Madam Mieri Yakubu popularly known as Nnaa Gbangbin, has supported orphans at the St. Joseph’s Home with assorted items amounting about 2,000.00 cedis. The donated items included cartons of soft drinks, diapers, detergents, biscuits, milo and milk.
Donating the items last Saturday, October, 23, 2021 at the Home, Nnaa Gbangbin, who intends to run again for the leadership of the women, said it was out of benevolence having thought about how difficult it is to cater for one child, not to talk of many at the tender ages. She praised the mothers at the orphanage for their efforts at ensuring the underprivileged and motherless children are well catered for, and promised she will continue to remember the children in various endeavors.
The women organizer aspirant further indicated her resolve to return to the orphanage in due course, saying “this will not be the last time”. She pledged to talk to her friends about the Home and further called on others to see the need to support the orphanage, however small it may be.
Caretaker of the Orphanage, Sister Lydia, expressed gratitude for the kind gesture and prayed for God’s blessings for Nnaa Gbangbin in all her endeavors. “We pray that God will bless you abundantly. What has come out [from you to us] may come in doubles”. The reverend sister pledged that the donated items will judiciously be used for the intended purpose.
While thanking the philanthropic NPP stalwart, Sister Lydia mentioned feeding, diapers and detergents as the major items that sometimes pose as a challenge at the Home. She also lamented on the lack of enough mothers to take care of the children at certain times. She thus called on the general public for support and urged mothers to commit their services at the Orphanage.
Sister Lydia was full of praise for the general public for their continuous support, but like Oliver Twist, asks for more. She acknowledged the help from people in the Upper West region as well as outside the region and the country.
The St. Joseph’s Orphanage has 17 children comprising 11 males and 6 females, with three set of twins. The caretaker said once the children mature, their parents or extended families come for them. She indicated that not all the children are motherless. “Some of them have mothers. [It is] just that some mothers at the time of birth do not have the right conditions to cater for the children”. For this reason, some of the children are taken in and when they mature, they go back to the mothers. The Orphanage, according to Sister Lydia, is opened to all children irrespective of where they come from or their tribe.