A group of aged Christians known as Shepherd’s Centre of Ageing based in the Volta Region has donated clothes and food items to Cured Lepers Village in the capital, Ho as part of their activities to marking the New Year.
A delegation of the group, mostly women of about 70 to 80 years of age from different churches and led by a divisional queen mother of Asogli State, Mama Agblatsu, spent hours interacting with the inmates before presenting the items that included bags of rice, cooking oil, toiletries among others, to them.
The delegation took the beneficiaries through an hour of teaching and learning of the Holy Bible, health tips, storytelling and psychological education.
Speaking to voltaonlinegh.com after the presentation, Mama Agblatsu explained that the group planned to visit the Village earlier but could not due to some circumstances but remained resolute to make it happen to the glory of the Almighty.
“During the Christmas period we decided to show kindness to people so we were collecting items by times (from group members) but we couldn’t donate them during the Christmas time. During the New Year time too, many of our members traveled. Fortunately, this period is also for Christ, the reason why Lord brings goodness to people so we came to donate items contributed by members.”
She said although the members have not been financially sound to carry out the gesture, they have resolved to continue contributing together what they have to extend a helping hand to the needy especially the aged, out of love.
Nelson Atito the care taker of the Facility expressed gratitude to Sheperd’s Centre of Ageing and promised to ensure fair distribution of the items.
He disclosed that although the Cured Lepers Village has the needed facilities such as, Craft Centre, CHPs Compound, Vehicle and Accommodation, the people lack basic items including food and clothes to cater for themselves.
Mama Agblatsu therefore, on behalf of the Group appealed to the general public to help the Cured Lepers.
“Many people think that people are donating to them so they don’t lack but really when you see them it is good that people should donate things to them especially soap and food items, because when you look at them they cannot work as we can.”
Currently, the Facility accommodates over 80 Cured Lepers most of whom are the aged. The Centre also has one modern health centre where the inmates visit for regular medical check-ups.
By: Albert Kuzor/voltaonlinegh.com