“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of humankind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” ― Leo Buscalgia
In the isolated small town of Suhum – Krotor in the Eastern Region of Ghana lies a very unique orphanage called the Baptist School Complex & Orphanage (BASCO). It is about 70 miles inland from Accra (Ghana’s capital on the West African coast) and sits on a nine-acre parcel of land between the cities Koforidua and Suhum.. This great institution was established by Pastor Victor Ofori-Amoah in 1999 with four children who were abandoned after their parents were killed in a road accident, BASCO is an independent nondenominational, faith-based organization which welcomes children of all backgrounds.
On Easter Monday, Jovago (Africa’s #1 online hotel booking website) joined the Citi Fm foundation on a visit to the orphanage to donate cash and items to these lovely yet orphaned children. The gesture was part of Jovago’s corporate social responsibility and falls directly in line with the company’s core values.
This year marked the tenth year in which Citi Fm have donated to this orphanage and a special solar plant was unveiled as part of the company’s effort to make life comfortable for the children there.
Items donated to the children included bags of rice and gari,used clothing,food items,candy,biscuits,toiletries,bags of water among others.
An undisclosed amount of money was also donated to these children to help make their lives comfortable while grooming them to become very important people in our country.
‘’It gives us great joy to be a part of such life touching activities. It is important to make profit as a business but we believe it is also very important to share what you get with people who do not have the means to provide for themselves. We stand for hope,love and we are always finding ways to contribute our quota in the quest to help these young children become great people in the near future. We wish to commend Citi FM on this great initiative and hope to partner with them on subsequent donations and projects’’ – said Claire Staal,Managing Director of Jovago Ghana.
The entire day was spent with these children singing,dancing and sharing gifts.