A 16-year-old Ghanaian student based in the United States of America (USA), touched by the plight of children at the Osu Children’s Home, has donated various items to support the care of the vulnerable children.
Ms Havilynd Mercer, an 11th-grade student at the Saint James School Hagerstown, Maryland, donated the items worth GH¢2,500.
She raised the amount from her personal savings.
The items included six cartons of milk, two bags of rice, nine packs of juice, three boxes of biscuits, 10 packs of sugar, three gallons of oil, a carton of key soap, one bundle of toilet rolls, 12 bags of sachet water and six tins of beans.
Ms Mercer speaking to the Daily Graphic after handing over the items, explained that she was encouraged to give to the Osu Children’s Home after she took a teaching volunteering work for the nursery class of the home in 2019 during her spring break in Ghana.
“I love to care for the poor and needy, especially children who are not privileged to have parents to cater for them. This is why I took up volunteer work at the home last year, I believe since then my heart has been drawn to helping with the little that I have,” said Ms Mercer.
Ms Mercer said that there were plans underway to raise funds in her school to support the orphanage next year.
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