The donation consisted of bags of rice, maize, provisions, groceries, school bags, student mattresses, toiletries, mosquito coils, a hand sewing machine, an undisclosed cash amount, and more.
In an interview, Akpavor explained that the donation was her contribution, symbolizing her “widow's might,” to bring joy to the children on the occasion of her 30th birthday.
She expressed her concern for the vulnerable and less fortunate, particularly children who do not have their own homes or loving parents to care for them, leading them to foster homes.
Akpavor highlighted that children in orphanages and foster homes are often only remembered during festive seasons like Easter, Christmas, and New Year. She called for a change in this pattern and appealed to well-meaning individuals, institutions, and influential people in society to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate, especially children.
This support would enable them to grow into responsible adults who can contribute meaningfully to nation-building.
She expressed her gratitude to individuals, corporate organizations, and institutions that provided support in cash and kindness to make the donation possible.
Akpavor also acknowledged the Department of Social Welfare, Ketu South, for their advice and assistance, as well as the Ghana Health Service, Ketu South, for conducting a free health screening for the children and enrolling them in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Akpavor extended her appreciation to 2nd Image Academy, Popsicle Ghana Ltd, Rotary Club, and Dodzi Enterprise for their significant support of this charitable cause.
Mr Godwin Aliu Issah, the director of Providence Home, received the donated items on behalf of the children and expressed profound gratitude to the donor and her partners for their remembrance.
He assured that the management of the home would make proper use of the items for the benefit of the children.
Aliu Issah appealed to others in society to emulate this gesture and continue bringing smiles to the faces of these children.
The children themselves, when interviewed, expressed their joy and hope for more acts of kindness in the future.