Sometimes in childhood, we experience acts of kindness that stick with us forever. For Random Acts’ staffer Coffie Richard, one such memory was visiting a local orphanage. There, he witnessed the kindness of one strong and compassionate woman changing the lives of countless children. In his first act as a Regional Representative, Coffie wanted to pay tribute to that memory by bringing supplies to the Bless the Children International Home which was near that orphanage he visited in his childhood. In the Kwahu East district of Ghana, in the town of Nkwatia, this orphanage provides assistance to 40 children, ranging in age from 2–18, serving two districts in the region.
As the Bless the Children International Home (also called the Nkwatia Orphanage Home) is a non-governmental organization, they rely on donations rather than government aid to keep them running. After coordinating with the director, Coffie set out on a four-hour long trip to bring supplies to the orphanage, which works to educate and support children to be future leaders in the community. First-aid kits, toilet paper, and food were necessities most needed, therefore those are what Coffie chose to provide.
Though he was nervous going into his journey, he greatly enjoyed his visit. Coffie met with the director, Rev. Yeboah, and learned about the orphanage and its history of helping local youth. He also met many of the children and received a prayer of thanks for this random act of kindness.