In Ghana numerous children have met their untimely death through fatal accidents as a result of hawking on streets especially on major the highways just to get their daily bread.

Renewed efforts by both present and successive government have been able to rid the streets of these children but not entirely.

The rate at which these children are still pouring onto the streets is alarming. These are boldly captured in almost all the media headlines.

Orphanage institutions throughout the country have played a vital role in providing shelter, food, education and a meaningful life for these children but have been overwhelmed by the number of children on the streets today. Their resources are inadequate to cater for them let alone bring in more children.

The St. Bakhita Foundation is no exception. The foundation established in 2013 has provided shelter for 18 girls made up of orphans, abused children, street children and others from poor backgrounds.

According to the Founder Kizito Temberson, bringing up the children has now become a major challenge than ever. He said cost of feeding the girls is very high.

“A bag of rice 25 kilos gets finished in just two weeks whiles their little savings also go to purchasing electricity. Donations from philanthropists has been sustaining us for now,” he lamented.
Touched by their plight the Ghana Military Academy Regular Career Course Intake 32 has donated assorted items to the Foundation.

The items included bags of rice, cooking oil, toiletries, detergents and some valuable items.
Colonel Dominic Gbedawo, the Association President of the
Intake 32, said the donation also formed part of activities marking their 26th
anniversary as officers in the Ghana Armed Forces.

Col. Dominic Gbedwo on behalf of the Association also presented an undisclosed amount of money to the foundation.

This he said, he believes the donation will go a long way to break the cycle of poverty while and also give the girls a chance of a better future.

By Edem Gyamesi.


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