The Anglican Young People's Association (AYPA) of the Accra Diocese on Saturday 2nd March, made donations worth over GHS 13,000 to the Church's own training schoolfor priests and health facility - the St. Nicholas Seminary in Cape Coast and the Anglican Health Centre in Pokuase respectively, as well as to the Princess Marie Louise Hospital (known also as the Children Hospital) in Accra.
This was in line with the AYPA's annual social responsibility project which sits very well with the pillar of Social Impact of the Diocesan Vision. Over the years, the AYPA has invested heavily into supporting various organisations and in various forms including donations to the Weija Leprosarium, the Anglican Basic School in Buerko, and over five other hospitals in Accra among others.
At the St. Nicholas Seminary, a 1000-gallon polytank water reservoir was donated and installed to store water for seminarians. This was in response to a letter for support from the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Seminary. Representatives of the Association who made the trip to Cape Coast to present the donated items also took the opportunity to present assorted food items to the five candidates of the Accra Diocese studying at the Institution.
At the Anglican Health Post in Pokuase, the AYPA refurbish an old space in the facility into an office fit to be used for consultations and
screening. The space was provided with the necessary fittings, an office table, two office
chairs and two plastic chairs. In addition to these, members of the Association cleaned up the Health Post after which they interacted with Management of the facility.
At the Children’s Hospital, items such as gallons of liquid soap, toilet rolls, parazone, bottles of water, bar and powdered soaps, assorted drinks, boxes of antiseptics, biscuits and diapers were presented for the use of the Children on admission in the various wards.
As with the previous years, these donations were part of activities to mark the 21st Bishop Aruna Nelson Memorial Celebrations, an annual week-long event in memory of the late founder of the AYPA. The various branches, archdeaconries and the Diocesan Council of the AYPA funded the donations.
story by: Sammy Obeng