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Owners of the Brakatu Foundation, a non governmental Organization (NGO) in Kumasi on Tuesday gave alms to a seeming neglected Children's home.

The director of the foundation, MRS Elizabeth Ameyaa Brakatu, who led her family to Abrankese near Kumasi to donate the Food stuff and assorted drinks said she was so  elated to have reached out to the orphanage to improve upon their upkeep.

"As a Christian mother who believes in the principles of the Holy Bible, I have been supporting needy people from different backgrounds. It doesn't matter if they don't fellowship with me... Giving to the poor has been part of my Christian life.

My Father died when I was very young,but for the magnanimity of some family members and other good Samaritans, I would not be where I am today", MRS Elizabeth Brakatu told

According to her, in the latter part of 2016, she and her husband, Apostle Clement Brakatu, the Chairman of the Apostles' Continuation church, had gone to the town to visit a fellowship member when she felt the kids at Grace and Hope Foundation needed their help hence the donation.

Albeit saddened by the neglect of such people in the society, Mrs Brakatu entreated all Ghanaians and other institutions to take it upon themselves to from time to time support orphanages and needy kids to reduce streetism.

Though the new government had mentioned that it will put in place measures to revamp orphanages, the philanthropist called on government to as a matter of urgency bring up  policies to support the survival of orphanages.

" we don't know where these children may end up in the future... They need our help to also succeed in Life".

The caretaker of the home, Stella Agbagbadzie, upon receiving the items worth of 3,000 cedis said she was grateful to the Brakatu Foundation for their benevolence and promised to make good use of the items.

" We are happy you have come to our aide today. We thank you  for remembering us, and wish for  you all the best in life."

Madam stella said the home has been struggling to survive for sometime now since its founder died, adding that their only piece of land was being taken from them by the chiefs of the area.

"The new traditional leaders are reselling our plot to us which is worrying...We are pleading with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to intervene in this land matter so we can get a permanent shelter for our kids," she revealed.

Handing an envelope of money to  madam Stella, Mrs Brakatu assured that she and her family will not hesitate to offer helping hand to the children majority of whom cannot trace their roots again.

Credit: Bimpeh Lawrence/

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