The Knights and Ladies of Marshall, Saint James Association at Osu in Accra has presented a package valued at ten thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 10,000.00) to the St. Joseph’s Orphanage at Jirapa in the Upper West Region.
The items include, rice, oil, sugar, milo, milk, soap, toilet rolls and two thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 2,000.00) in cash.
Handing over the package, the President of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, Saint James Association, Osu, Sister Janet Beyuo stated that: We have been doing charity and we said this year, we will leave our comfort zone which is Accra and also come up here [Upper West] to bless the angels here [Jirapa] at St. Josephs Orphanage.
She continued, “This is just a token to assist the orphanage. We know it is not easy but God knows best. We are hopeful that the little that we brought will take you a little far, even though it is not enough,” Sister Beyuo stressed.
Some members of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall from Wa and Jirapa accompanied those from Accra to make the presentation.
Motto of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall is Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Service. The in charge of the St. Josephs Orphanage, Sr. Mathilda Z. Dery who received the donation was very grateful to the members of the Association for their charitable gesture.
She continued that the staff of the orphanage are really happy about the package and believe it will help us to take good care of the kids under our care.
The Priest in charge of St. Josephs Parish, Jirapa, and Board Chairman of the Orphanage, Rev. Fr. Bennette Tang Bacheyie was equally appreciative of the example of the benefactors who had travelled from Accra to Jirapa.
He indicated that the stress involved in travelling to Jirapa as wells as the numbers of orphanages along the road from Accra, make the choice of the orphanage in Jirapa by the donors, a very welcoming decision, adding the Parish and the Board are extremely delighted about the great support.
Rev. Fr. Bennette asked for Gods blessings for the members of the fraternity and making them more united for them to continue to reach to the less fortunate in society.
The Parish Priest said St. Josephs Orphanage is the first orphanage to be established in the Upper West Region.
The Josephs Orphanage was established in 1939 by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), an International Religious Congregation of Nuns.
Story by Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo