The National Union of Holy Child Past Students Association ( NUHOPSA) has made a donation of Ghc 70,000 to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund.
The Association made up of past students from the Holy Child College, Takoradi and the Holy Child School, Cape Coast made the donation on Thursday, May 28 as part of efforts being made to augment government’s efforts in the fight against Coronavirus.
The Former Chief Justice of Ghana and Chairperson of the Trust Fund, Sophia Akufo, who received the donation on behalf of government, assured the NUHOPSA delegation that the donation would be used for its intended purpose especially in supporting Frontline Healthcare Workers.
Speaking in an interview with Newswatchgh.com, the National President of NUHOPSA, Mrs. Ekua Asor Anyimadu-Antwi, expressed appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of health workers at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.
She said ”We are grateful to all frontline health workers, for the sacrifices they make. We pray that our donation will go a long way to support the provision of support items and PPE to these individuals who are risking their lives to ensure our survival.”
She added that ”We are here today to donate an amount of GHc 70,000 to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund and we are grateful to all frontline health workers, for the sacrifices they make. We pray that our donation will go a long way to support the provision of medical items and PPE to these individuals who are risking their lives to ensure our survival.”
“We continue to pray for the protection and intervention of the Holy Child Jesus in the current situation”, she opined.
The delegation from NUHOPSA was made of the immediate past National President, Mrs. Doris Ashun; the President of the Tema Branch, Mrs. Clara Anumel, Mrs. Evelyn Oye Asante and Marjwell Masopeh representatives for 1985 and 2000 year groups respectively.
A week ago, the NUHOPSA extended a similar gesture to the health facilities managed by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference through the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items worth GHc60,000.
The items presented to the GCBC include 120 gallons of 5L liquid soap, 280 pieces of 250mL alcohol-base gel hand sanitizers, 300 pieces of 500mL alcohol-based gel hand sanitizers, 360 pieces of 750mL WHO alcohol hand rub, 680 pieces of surgical nose masks, 520 pieces of N95 nose masks, 10,500 pairs of gloves, 160 disposable gowns, 25 Veronica buckets and 75 pieces of jumbo-size paper towels.
The Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA) was started in 1971 at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the School and College at Cape Coast and was inaugurated in 1973 in Accra at the British Council Hall by Mr. Paul Nkegbe, the then Minister of Education. This was followed by the formation of the Kumasi branch.
The formation of the Association is aimed at fostering fellowship among members of HOPSA and past students of the Holy Child School and College by bringing them together.
It also seeks to foster good and cordial relations between the Association and similar Associations and between the Association and current students of the School and College.