- The Hope Journey sought assistance via social media to help the needy in society
- The group made up of young students from various tertiary institutions carried out a health screening for residents of Addo Nkwanta
- They also donated lots of items to the people both old and young
The Hope Journey, a group of young Christian students from various tertiary institutions in Ghana have put smiles on the faces of residents at Addo Nkwanta in the Eastern Region.
The group which is based in Mampong-Akuapem, made a presentation of food items, clothes, and other basic necessities to the people.
It also organized a health screening and consultation for both young and old people of Addo Nkwanta.
In an interview with YEN.com.gh, the leader of the Hope Journey, Isaac Kwame Owusu said the move was assist those who are in dire need in the society and to support them.
According to him, the group also aims at reviving the ‘Sankofa principle’ in which members of a community are urged to show love and care for each other and even to strangers.
This Sankofa principle, he lamented, has been eaten away by activities of selfishness, crime and violence.
“At The Hope Journey we are determined to revive the spirit we once had as Africans where we loved and cared for each other and even strangers,”
“But which is dying out because of crime and violence in recent times,” Mr. Owusu observed.
Accordingly, the group initiated a social media campaign to solicit and raise fund and the items needed for the donation which was carried out on December 26, boxing day.
Other items including school bags and other educational materials were also acquired during the campaign for the presentation.
The Hope Journey also organized a mentorship and counselling session for the children of Addo Nkwanta.
The mentors interacted with children, offering them encouragement and tips on how to pursue successful careers in future.
In all, both donors and beneficiaries enjoyed the Boxing Day as there was so much love and care in the atmosphere for individuals and families present at the event.
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