Kids orphaned after parents die from COVID-19, NPO raises GHC 1.2 million

Kids orphaned after parents die from COVID-19, NPO raises GHC 1.2 million

- Three children were left without parents after they both succumbed to the coronavirus

- The parents passed away within weeks of each other, leaving a 20-year-old as the head of the household

- An NPO set up a crowdfunding initiative to help the children get through this difficult period

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A 20-year-old has suddenly become the head of the household after his parents passed away from COVID-19. The orphaned young man is now responsible for his two siblings.

Her parents, Nameer (52) and Nada Ayram (46) arrived in the United States as refugees. The family arrived in America eight years ago and lived in Detroit, Michigan.

They contracted the coronavirus as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc across the globe, losing their lives within just weeks of each other, according to PEOPLE.

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Kids orphaned after parents die from Covid-19, NPO raises R3.7m
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Their three children, Nashwan (20), Nadeen (18) and Nanssy (13) were left orphaned.

A local non-profit organisation, Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, has stepped in to help the family with basic necessities. According to their spokesperson, Renee Yaldo, two of the older children contracted the virus as well and are currently self-isolating.

The children are apparently devastated about their loss. A charity has since been set up to help the family, according to a report by News24. A GoFund Me page was also set up for the family and has so far raised $208 000, which is the equivalent of GHC 1.2 million.

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In another interesting report, a hideout of Ghana's first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, which is located at Karimenga in the North East Region of Ghana has been left defunct and dilapidated.

In a news report sighted by on, although it was abandoned for so many years, the building appears to be strong as it was built with hard blocks and galvanized iron of good quality.

This alone suggests that the site could have been a highly valid tourist site which could generate an unimaginable amount of revenue from both local and international people on trips.

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