17 June, 2020
Ghana, West Africa – The National Union of the Holy Child Past Students Association (NUHOPSA) has done the SHCJ proud, in supporting the poor and the vulnerable in society to cushion the economic hardship brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the heat of the prolonged lockdown (April & May, 2020), brought about by the pandemic, and aware of the economic hardship some categories of families and establishments might face, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) came up with a “Covid -19 Response Package Plan” and appealed to good spirited groups for support – in aid to the poor and the vulnerable in society.
In response, women proved themselves incredibly generous! They came in their various groups and among the groups was NUHOPSA – the national umbrella body of the regional branches of the Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA). The made their donations in materials and in cash and sang the SHCJ Anthem to the admiration of all.
Officials of NUHOPSA with cartons upon cartons of goods at the background; arrived in front of the St. Pauline’s Clinic, National Catholic Secretariat, (NCS) Accra, Ghana, Friday 22nd May, 2020.
Gabriel Charles Palmer Buckle – Archbishop of Cape Coast and Vice President of the GCBC and the NCS Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Lazarus Anondee were on hand to receive them.
NUHOPSA National President, Mrs. Ekua Asor Anyimadu-Antwi making a brief speech before the donation.
Archbishop Buckle acknowledges receipt of the goods while the Secretary General looks on.
Hand-washing apparatus popularly known as Veronica Buckets.