ORPHANS IN SHISONG RECEIVE PENTECOST GIFTS
A group of classmates who graduated from the then Government Secondary School Jakiri (GSS Jakiri), have blessed the orphans of Shisong Orphanage with Pentecost gifts. It was the initiative of Fr. Cornelius Safe of Kumbo Diocese, after visiting the orphans on one of his pastoral tours. Seeing the difficulty of the life lived in the orphanage despite the enormous support and care given by the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis (TSSF) Shisong, the cleric noted that meeting life’s needs remains a herculean mission for the inmates of Shisong Orphanage.
Two weeks after the initiative and proposal reached the ears of the classmates of Fr. Safe, the sum of 466,100frs was raised and given to the orphans on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The Pentecost gift, in the eyes of the orphans, was received by Sr. Perpetua Tume TSSF one of the Orphanage assistants in the presence of Sr. Mark Vejaiy, TSSF dentist It was handed to them by Fr. Cornelius Safe, the initiator.
The orphans and their caretakers expressed joy as the gift would go a long way to make life more comfortable for the orphanage Community.
The gift comes from the pioneer batch of GBHS Jakiri (at the time GSS). The school was created in 1983 and this batch graduated in 1988. Worthy of note is that the donors hail mostly from Cameroon and the U.S. In addition, the batch is blessed with three Diocesan priests working in Kumbo Diocese and two female religious: Frs. Cornelius Safe, Anthony Lawir, and Sergius Shyntum; Srs Pétronille Yonghe and Isidora Jaff.
It is hoped that many of such humanitarian and charitable acts will foster the unity of the class and better the lives of many more people.