The Distance Education Students’ Association of Ghana, (DESAG) has donated food items and other consumables valued at GH¢ 3, 000 to the New Life International Orphanage at Ansepetu in the Central Region.
The items included 10 bags of rice,10 cartons of assorted soft drinks, two bags of detergents, five boxes of soap, 10 packs of toilet tissue, two boxes of noodles and two cartons each of of cooking oil and tomatoes.
Presenting the items, the National President of DESAG, Mr. George Amenyo, said the donation formed part of the association’s corporate social responsibility towards the needy and vulnerable in society. He noted that the children were the potential leaders of the nation; hence, the donation was their widow’s mite to support them. “We can also be in this situation, so we want to give to help these innocent young ones who have no relatives to cater for their needs,” he added.
Receiving the items, the Proprietor of the New International Orphanage, Rev. Fletcher Derrick Gaisie, thanked DESAG for coming to their aid. He said the support would put a lot of smiles on the faces of the children. He explained that the orphanage offered opportunities to children to become better people in society through education. He added that the orphanage caters for two groups of children including those whose parents were dead and those whose parents could not take care of them. “We feed and provide for their needs so we are very excited that you are here to support us.”
Present at the presentation were the Coordinator of Students Support Services, Dr. Felix Kumedzro and members of DESAG National Council.