Kingsley and Shadrack's Story
One morning, as Osmond was driving out of the main gates of the
Home of Hope and Fayef International School, he noticed two
young boys sitting by the gate. Children not at school or at
weekends often play football in the area outside the gates and
when they are tired they sit down there to relax.
When Osmond returned later that afternoon, he noticed that the two boys were still sitting there. So he asked one of the children in the Home, Elizabeth Badu, to go and ask the two boys to come and see him.
After talking with the boys for some time, the boys told Osmond that they had travelled from Agona Swedru in Ghana and had been dropped at the gates by a lady. They were waiting for their mother to come back and pick them up. Osmond offered the boys some food and a bed for the night. Three days and nights went by and their mother still hadn’t come. Osmond decided that he had no choice but to go the Police Station and let them know what had happened.
The Police and Social Services asked if Osmond could provide space for the children in the orphanage while they tried to locate the whereabouts of the mother.
After two months, a lady came to tell Osmond that she had brought the children to the gates. Osmond expected that she would now take them back with her but the lady wept and told her tale.
The lady was a trader who sold smoked fish. She had been in Agona Swedru selling fish when one of her customers told her that there were two little boys whose mother had a mental illness and that their father was an alcoholic. Neither their father nor mother were in a fit state to look after their children. The lady decided to adopt the children as she had no children of her own and could not stand by and see two little boys left to fend for themselves night and day.
When she arrived home with the two boys her husband was furious and said that he should return the boys to where she found them and if she didn't he would divorce her.
Luckily for the lady, she met a Pastor who knew Osmond and knew that he had an orphanage. She decided to leave the children at the gates of the orphanage and to watch from afar until she could be sure that the children were safe. When she saw them taken into the orphanage, she left the place where she had been waiting and retuned home.
Kingsley and Shadrack have lived in the Home of Hope ever since, have been sponsored by New Life Ghana and have been very successful Sadly their natural mother and father died in recent years and have not had chance to see the young men they are growing into. Both finished their schooling at Fayef International School in August 2017 and both will attend Senior High School.