The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has donated food items to the Osu Children’s Home to mark her 50th Birthday Anniversary on March 6, the same day Ghana gained her independence from Britain in 1957.
The items included 10 bags of rice, five bags of sugar, two cans of cooking oil, four cartons of milk, two cartons of Milo, two cartons of cookies, two cartons of Golden Tree chocolate, assorted drinks and cash.
Donating the items, Mrs Mahama said: “This is in keeping with my commitment towards the well-being of the children and to let them join me in celebrating my 50th Birthday”.
Mrs Mahama, a philantropist, has regularly donated items to orphanages on her birthdays and during Christmas as part of her commitment to providing them with their needs on festive occasions. She has over the years committed her time and resources to supporting care homes.
She supports seven orphanages across the country: Tamale Children's Home, Anfaani Children's Home also in Tamale, Frank May Orphanages Home and Let Kids Smile in Techiman, Bethsaida Orphanage in Nkoranza, Osu Children's Home and Frafraha Children's
Home in Accra.
Aside being the First Lady of Ghana, she is also the National President of a non-governmental organization; Alternative Source of Income Programme, dedicated to orphans and the vulnerable in society.
Mrs Sharon Abbey, Supervisor of the Osu Children's Home, expressed her gratitude to the First Lady for fulfilling her commitment on her birthdays and during Christmas and said the donation would make her birthday a memorable one for the children and praised her for the generosity shown towards them over the years.
She described the First Lady as a "kindhearted woman who has the welfare of vulnerable children at heart," and thanked her for the support and wished her long life on her 50th Birthday.
The children sang “Happy Birthday” for Mrs Mahama who was beaming with smiles. Little Michelle, three years old, surprised the First Lady when she asked about the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, indicating to Mrs Mahama that she wants to see him.
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