A professional student at the Ghana School of Law, (GIMPA campus), Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, has donated assorted food items and toiletries worth four thousand cedis to the Palace Gold Child Support Orphanage at Kasoa in the Central Region.
The rare act of generosity displayed by the law student on Boxing Day last week was aimed at extending love and affection to the needy during the festive season.
“I was inspired to make this humble offer by my Mum who single-handedly brought my two sisters and me up. I want to honour her hard work and dedication to the education and upbringing of women, believing that this modest help would positively impact on the future of these young ones,” she said.
She explained that “Boxing Day, December 26, is my birthday, but I would rather the money expended on partying is spent on these less fortunate ones to give them a sense of belonging and affection during this festive season”.
Miss Okunor challenged public-spirited individuals and well-resourced companies to make the education and welfare of the less privileged a priority for a secured future for all.
The Manager of the orphanage, Madam Rosette, could not hide her appreciation for the gesture, saying it was a rare display coming from a youthful woman who sacrificed pleasures on her birthday and rather gave to the needy and vulnerable.
She said the Orphanage needed the assistance of all to enable managers to deliver on its mandate of educating the less fortunate in society.