Orphans at the New Life Orphanage in Accra put on a show of singing and dancing to help get funds for paint to decorate one of its buildings.
The show was organised by volunteers working at the orphanage and they advertised the show to other NGOs working in the city, about 30 came to see the show, and donations were asked for, and GH¢150 was raised.
The show was very well rehearsed and it was evident that a lot of time and effort was put into the show by the children; this was greeted with energy and appreciation by the volunteers who came along to see it.
All the children sang together for the 1st song, and they were accompanied by some traditional drummers in this. After this, 6 of the girls preformed a traditional dance, the audience was then asked to join in with the girls, and everyone did, all the volunteers in the crowd were enjoying themselves dancing with the orphans.
After this the girls preformed a 'basket dance' and again the volunteers joined in after the girls finished performing.
The money raised will help fund buying some paint so that walls of the buildings, which currently are undecorated, can be painted to make it more colourful, homely and friendly to the orphans.
NGOs who organised the event were thankful for the support the audience gave them, and the leader of the orphanage said that their doors were open anytime for the audience to come and play with the children, another sign of their appreciation
By Patrick Hanley