A hundred and fifty orphans and homeless children have benefitted from a special dinner and inspirational outreach program held by not for profit organisation Goodly Pearls Foundation in the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi.
The event dabbed “A dinner with the king” has for the past three years chosen particular days to reach out to orphans, to inspire them to see themselves capable of becoming relevant members of society.
The orphans from the Westphalian Children’s Home and All Nations Children’s Home as well as some homeless children living around Afigyase were treated to good food, games, fun filled activities and pep talks from motivational speakers.
This year’s event which came off at the Rattray Park was also used to launch a project to rally around the public to buy gifts for at least 500 orphans this year’s Christmas.
Founder of Goodly Pearls Foundation Nana Ama Nhyraba Agyemang told Ultimate News she was inspired to continue doing these outreaches because of a personal experience of losing a mother and a father at a tender age.
She recounted, “I lost my mother when I was ten and my dad when I was fifteen. It took one person to inspire me sometimes through letters to tell me that I had a glorious future ahead of me and I could change my world.”
“With our dinner with the King programs, we sit with the orphans, dine with them and minister in word and in songs to them. It is to help them see the kind of future that God wants for them and to give them the inspiration they need to rise to become important people in society,” she added.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Charles Osei Asibe Antwi, who graced the occasion as a special guest, commended Goodly Pearls for “putting smiles on the faces of the orphaned children and doing what the creator wants.”
He further reiterated government’s commitment to supporting policies, programs and activities like the Free Senior High School and the school feeding programs that go a long way to bridge the poverty gap in Ghana.
The orphans who could not bottle in their excitement were elated to share their joy and love with ultimate News and asked that more of such programs be held for them.
The event was supported by Success City Academy, Opooman ventures, Paurit Enterprise, Gyeifran Enterprise, Kobeteng ventures, Gyamfi publications, Multi Home Stores and a host of media partners including Ultimate fm, Spirit fm, Kessben fm, Hello Fm, Sunsum fm, Otec fm and Luv fm.
By:Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Grace Akomaa Atakora/Amina Abdalla