[Pictures + video ]: Volta Home Orphanage gets  brand new bath towels and bed nets 

Each child at the Volta Home Orphanage at Vedeme in the Volta Region of Ghana has received a set of brand-new bath towels and insecticide-treated nets. The gesture is by the kind courtesy of Exclusive Towel Boutique and the  National Malaria Control Program of the Ghana Health Service.


The owner of Exclusive Towel Boutique, Miss Harriet Ashong, donated fifty assorted bath towels to help promote hygiene conditions at the orphanage.

Towels absorb a lot of water and can remain damp for hours, making them a perfect breeding ground for germs. This is why towels need to be washed and changed often, especially towels used by children.

The presentation of 100 insecticide-treated bed nets to the Volta Home, is part of a nationwide campaign to reach a zero-malaria target in Ghana and to achieve the global target of the MDG goal 6, which aims at eliminating malaria, HIV, and other diseases.

According to the WHO, malaria, remains a major cause of illness and death in Ghana, particularly among children and pregnant women. The disease remains the highest expenditure in the National Health Insurance scheme.

Joy in Giving Charity Ambassador,  Miss Tina Muulikaa, presented the bath towels and bed nets to Volta Home Orphanage coordinator, Mr. Charles Annabi. Click to watch the video version.


[VIDEO] Why we are blessed to receive

Do you know that the one who gives and the one who receives are all blessed?

Yes!  There’s a blessing in both giving and receiving. I will share that with you in this piece with emphasis on the children at the Volta Home Orphanage

The bible has so many verses about being blessed when you give or better put; verses that promise a reward for the act of giving.

But let’s look at this one verse in Acts 20:35  “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’  This verse does not only encourage us to help the weak but goes on to remind us about the exact words of Jesus – “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

It’s obvious that two acts are being compared here: to give and to receive, using the comparative adjective “more blessed than”. This simply means, there is a blessing in giving and in receiving but comparatively, the giver is more blessed than the receiver. Well, that to me means, give and receive.

I am therefore excited to know that the orphans and needy children in Ghana who benefit from our foundation are as blessed as any other receiver.

Courtesy three of our donors, who would like to remain anonymous, the children at the Volta Home Orphanage have been treated to two different birthday parties back to back this year alone.  The first party was in June and the second one followed in July where the children enjoyed drinks and sumptuous meals.

That is how God can bless anyone with “double” at any given time. It’s a blessing to receive!

Truth is, these parties were never a part of our calendar of events but once the request came from the donors, we went ahead to organize them and the children had so much fun.

Today these children are blessed to be at the receiving end but one day, I know they will also be able to give.

After all, in this dispensation, we are blessed to give, and we do it with joy, straight from our hearts.

Click to watch the video