The Students Representative Council (SRC) and the Students Chaplaincy Board (SCB) of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) have jointly donated various household consumables worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Patasi Branch of the Remar Ghana Orphanage Home.
The items were made up of bags of purified sachet water, toiletries, and food items including, bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, soft drinks, boxes of assorted biscuits, and crates of tins of milk.
The SRC President, Mr. Richard Opoku, who led the team of AAMUSTED students to the Orphanage on Easter Monday, April 5, 2021, described the gesture as a widow’s mite by the students to support caregiving of the over 50 inmates at the Home, particularly, during the Easter Festive.
He was happy that the students, via the donation, could complement efforts by the AAMUSTED Management to honor the Corporate Social Responsibility requirements of the University.
Being a new University, he said AAMUSTED required the blessings of God to flourish. Therefore, he said, the students needed to sow seed via the donation to attract blessings upon the University.
Willingly, he indicated that the students contributed the items presented to the Orphanage and, therefore, assured all the contributors of God’s blessings because they gave to the needy.
Again, he was hopeful that the Easter Monday donation would not be the last that the Orphanage would receive from the AAMUSTED students during his tenure as the SRC President.
The Orphanage Administrator, Mr. Eric Avorgbedor, expressed profuse gratitude to the students for the donation. He noted that although various institutions and individuals often supported them, it was not very common to see a student-group making such a generous donation to the Orphanage.
He was happy to see so many students troop to the Home and explained that their presence could inspire the inmates to study harder to attain similar academic heights in the future.
According to him, Remar is an International Non-Profit-Making Organisation with Spain as its origin and has operated Orphanages and Rehabilitation Centres in various third world countries for over 22 years.
He said Remar focuses on supporting orphans and persons with all kinds of addictions.
Currently, Mr. Avorgbedor said Remar has branches dotted in various areas in Ghana with the Ashanti Region alone having three – Patasi, Santasi, and Ejisu.