The Osu Oxford Street Chapter of the Rotary Club of Accra in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Professional Footballers Association of Ghana as well as current and former Black Stars players have donated some essential items to the Royal Seed Orphanage located at Kasoa in the Central region.
The items donated included food, drinks, a cheque of GHC11,000 among other items.
The donors also used the day to fraternize and interact with the children and managers of the orphanage.
According to the President of the Osu Oxford Street Rotary Club, Mr. Osei Agyemang-Badu, the gesture was not a nine-day wonder show but also it would be extended to help the orphanage build more facilities to accommodate the children.
“This is a one-year project which was made possible through the kind support of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of GFA, the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, current and former Black Stars players who together with the Rotary club of Accra-Osu Oxford Street held a football gala to raise funds for this charity work,” he disclosed.
The gala, which was on the theme: “Goals for Orphans” was held at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium last year on 30th December.
The Assistant Head of the Royal Seed Orphanage, Mr. Arku Sylvester Cudjoe, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the team for their support.
“I thank the Rotary Club for this donation; In fact, I’m surprised at the gesture and we say thank you for the support and attention given to us,” he said.
He mentioned that there were a lot of challenges that they are facing such as lack of basic amenities.
“We are facing so many problems; our water, bad roads and we even rent cars that take the children to school.”
He is, therefore, appealing to the government and other organizations to come to their aid.