The Anglican Young People’s Association of the All Saints Anglican Church, Adabraka branch on Saturday, donated some items to the Children’s ward of the Accra psychiatric hospital.
Leading the donation were the youth President and the People’s warden of the church. The purpose of the donation is to enhance the living standards of mentally challenged persons and also show them, love.
Isaac Tetteh-Ashong, the president of the youth and children’s ministry speaking to Adoa news team, said the donation exercise is carried out every year in the month of July. Unfortunately, last year, the church was unable to donate because of the Covid-19 pandemic so the church decided to donate this year in order to fulfil their promise.
The Senior Staff Nurse at the Children’s ward of the hospital, Salomey Acheampong, received and welcomed the youth and children’s ministry where she accepted all the donated items to the Children’s ward including funds from the church.
Items donated to the hospital included toiletries, clothes, bedsheets, food items and cash from the church, benevolent individuals and other corporate organizations.
She emphasized that such donation is irrelevant since most mentally challenged people are normally jilted and have a few relatives visiting them. Again she stressed that, the Children’s ward often receives donation from benevolent people, corporate and religious organizations and the donations are mostly done on festive seasons such as Christmas, Eid-ul-Adha / Fitr, Easter and New Year.
This is however not enough so she also beseeched with other corporate organizations to step in since the hospital lacks the needed equipment for smooth operations as a result of inadequate funds
“We encourage other organizations and stakeholders to come to our aid, especially when the chance comes around to also come and donate and help make our work easier”
The People’s warden also recapitulated the relevance of being involved in charitable works.