14:22, 24.Mar 2017
If Ghanaians do not encourage and show love to orphans, some may turn out as social misfits and later become a threat to them, radio presenter Abeiku Santana has cautioned.
He said it is no fault of a child to grow up without parents and, therefore, called on the public to support Class Media Group’s (CMG) Celebrity Orphanage Easter Funfair.
“Easter is a gift from God to the world and the gift is Jesus Christ whom he gave to die for the sins of the world. However, these kids have no parents and if we do not encourage these children and show them love, that kid can become an armed robber. So let the orphans know that there is love in the world even if by no fault of theirs they have no parents,” Santana said on Ayekoo Ayekoo on Accra100.5FM on Thursday 13 April.
The Celebrity Orphanage Easter Funfair is scheduled to take place at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park on Easter Monday April 17 and Santana has invited Ghanaians to donate generously towards the programme.
“Class Media Group is inviting every well-meaning person to the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park from 7am. Let’s play with the orphans and if you have clothes, food, and money to donate, bring them. Just as Jesus is a gift to the world, this Easter is a time of giving, so do same for the orphans,” Santana stressed.
Santana is among the many celebrities billed for the programme. The Celebrity Orphanage Easter Funfair event is intended to bring children from selected orphanages in the Greater Accra Region together in one location to socialise and interact with selected Ghanaian celebrities to make them feel loved and entertained during the Easter festivities.
There will be a variety of games for the children with performances by the various artistes as well as free medical screening and donations to the various orphanages.
The selected orphanages are Teshie Orphanage, the Potters Village, Chosen Home, Osu Children’s Home, Save Them Young, and Christ Faith.
The list of celebrities doing this with CMG includes comedians Funny Face and Kalybos, movie stars Martha Ankomah, Majid Michel, and Yvonne Nelson.
Others are Nana Ama McBrown, Vicky Zugah, Amy Newman, John Dumelo, SP Kofi Sarpong, Joyce Blessing, Lydia Forson, and Pascal Amanfo.
The rest are A Plus, Pearl Amoah, Abeiku Santana, Asabea Cropper, Blakk Eye, Moro Awudu, Emefa Apawu, and Mauvie Hayford.
CMG is, therefore, calling on individuals and corporate bodies to donate towards the programme to put a smile on an orphan’s face.
Donations in the form of cash can be done via mobile money on 0556092020 or at the front desk of Class91.3FM or Accra100.5FM located at No.147 Roman Road Ridge, Accra.
Other donations like used clothes, exercise books, reading books, water, pens, carton of soaps, bag of rice, oil, canned drinks, etc. are also welcomed.
Kindly call 0302208070/0556092020 for further enquiries.