A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Volta My Pride (VMP) has donated to the Volta Home Orphanage at Ve-Deme Hohoe in the Volta Region.
The donation worth over 9,000 Ghana Cedis, was solely from the membership of the NGO, which as well calls itself as an Association, has its members mainly Voltarian living in all parts the country.Items donated on Saturday, September 26, 2020, include bags of rice, cooking oil, eggs, soap, toiletries, student-mattress among others.
Volta My Pride as an Association, is a benevolent organization geared towards helping the needy, less privilege, donate to schools, train idle youth in the society, as well as champion development in Ghana. Close to 40 members of the Association drawn from different parts of the country, made it to Hohoe for the donation.
Speaking to one of the founder's, Reuben Mawuli, he expressed joy and commended the entire members for their selfless dedication and hard-work in making the donation to the Volta Home Orphanage a success.
He said, the Association is planning a massive one next year, adding that the doors of the association is open to the general public for contribution and could assist a needy individual who knocks at their door with a genuine concern.
"So we would call on donor agencies and organizations, both in Ghana and outside to come and help the association, either in cash or kind in our future donations and endeavours for the less privilege in any part of the country," Reuben Mawuli stated.
The Vice Chairman of the Association, Saviour Domi, talking to the media stated that the group, has a great future and would be a force to reckon with when big associations or groups are mentioned in Ghana.
"We are targeting helping the needy and the helpless not only in the Volta and Oti but across the country that would call on us, expand our membership, among other things that would build ourselves to have the energy and strengthen to carry on with our aim to help our people," he stressed.
Mr Saviour Domi, also patted the members on the back for their great input both financially and organizationally at all levels in making the association's maiden donation awesome.
The Spokesperson for the Planning Committee, Joseph Tsidi said, though planning the event came with some challenges they had a smooth trip to Hohoe and place some smiles on the faces of the children.
"I wouldn't say we had so much challenge. Members of the association knew the reason we came together a group. So when the time for the contribution came up, everyone gave willingly and that made the donation a great success," he added.
The Director the Volta Home Orphanage, Annabi Emmanuel, applauded the Volta My Pride Association for the kind gesture done them and called on other donor organization to emulate what VMP has done.
He said, the orphanage home is one of the oldest in the Volta Region that houses from 8 months to 23-year-old orphans adding that they depend mainly on farming for the day to day running and up keep of the Orphanage Home.