The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana’s leading homeopathic healthcare centre, End Point Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Kofi Adu Boateng, has built a 6-classroom Day Care centre for the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Education – Winneba (UEW). Dr. Adu Boateng who is an alumnus of University of Education (UEW) identified one of the … Read more
Ghanaian musician-Becca has taken her ‘Menstrual Hygiene” education took Kumasi–where she educated over 1000 students on Friday, 26th May, 2017 at the Jubilee Park.
The Becca Hearts Foundation together with “Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation International” have partnered to put together this initiative with a mutual aim to educate girls on female hygiene (hygienic menstrual practices).
Among the Eighteen(18) schools in celebration of world family hygiene day in Kumasi were; Ideal college, Afia Ampem Senior high school, Yaa Asantewaa Senior High School, St. Louis Senior High School, St. Louis College of Education, St. Augustine’s Primary, Asem Islamic Primary, St Peters Primary, among many others.
The German humanistic Philosopher and social Psychologist-Erich Fromm captured the true essence of giving to others when he said: “Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” Dr. Adu Boateng, CEO of EndPoint Homeopathic Clinic with branches in Accra, Tema and Kumasi is on a daily unending mission to help humanity, by providing affordable and sometimes even free healthcare to those in need—when he can easily forget humanity and amass as much wealth as possible. Beyond the services of EndPoint Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Boateng is a donor to many Ghanaian charitable organisations and also operates an in-house charitable initiative of reaching out to the poor which has seen him erect several buildings for the needy across the country, with one his recent being for the “Eye of the Lord Orphanage” at Nsawam. Just like most ‘big’ men in Ghana, Dr. Boateng started his education in Ghana—and furthered it in India and Germany.
Lydia Botwe, a resident of Asante Mampong has suffered the gravest pain ever imaginable—she lost her husband, 4 children and an in law in the June 3rd fire breakout The deceased persons were Rev. Isaac Botwe (38), Jonathan Botwe (24), Victor Adu Botwe (7), Lovia Badu Botwe (11), Ebenezer Adu Botwe (13), and Princess Lydia … Read more
Yesterday, actress-Christabel Ekeh dropped a huge smile on the faces of the children of Teshie Orphanage by donating a range of necessities—including Toiletries, Oil, Detergents, Bags of rice, Cups, Boxes of Indomie, Drinks, Biscuits and Clothes to the orphanage for the upkeep of the children.
The actress who was accompanied by friends and family added a cash of thousand Ghana cedis (GHC 1000) to the items donated.
After the donation, Christabel Ekeh said; “I am very happy within myself for being able to do a thing like this, I pray for strength and also pray that, just the same way it came to my thoughts to come here and help these orphans, others can be inspired by it.”
Honouring its inventiveness in mentoring the youth of Ghana, Mother’s Bliss Foundation (MBF) is pleased to announce the maiden edition of the much anticipated FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (4YP) NATIONWIDE TOUR & EXPO 2015.
The nationwide tour which kicks off in September this year is aimed at visiting various Senior High Schools nationwide as a step ahead of its usual weekly mentoring programs in Junior High Schools within Accra alone.
MOTHER’S BLISS FOUNDATION’S (MBF) comprises of an experienced and a motivated team educating and inspiring the younger generation. We also serve as mentors to the youth in terms of their career choices; provide advice on sexual health and relationships.
Our tasks also include but not limited to organising group seminars, forums and discussions for both the young and single mothers who need assistance to get their lives back on track.
Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) Network’s CEO-Nathaniel Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) has led a team of officials from EIB Network, StarLife & Unibank to donate GHC55,000 to the victims of the recent Accra Flood and Goil Filling Station blast at Korle Bu and Ridge Hospitals.
Out of the GHC 55,000, the Ridge hospital received GHC25,000 on behalf of the victims with the reminder going to the Korle Bu hospital—all meant to be used to cater for the medical needs of victims.
During the donation exercise, Bola Ray who was moved to tears by the suffering and state of the victims called on the hospitals to ensure that the monies go direct towards the welfare and well-being of the victims.
Under the auspices of Ghana Tennis Federation, Yak-Dan Group of Companies, Pricelessmom Foundation, One Yogo, and Cruyff Foundation, the 2015 Yak-Dan National Wheelchair Tennis Juniors Camp was successfully held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi over the weekend.
The event, which had the theme “Breaking Barriers for Persons with Disability through Wheelchair Tennis”, attracted several children with physical disability in Ghana.
For the first time in the lives of disabled children from the Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC), Physically Challenged Action Foundation (PCAF), Garden City Special Schools, and Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled (GSPD), these children were introduced to wheelchair tennis.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Executive Director of Yak-Dan Shipping Company Limited – Mr. Daniel Nii Mensah – said introducing children with physical disabilities to wheelchair tennis is a stepping stone for all those who want to choose tennis as a career in sport.
“Getting them at this stage and with what I’ve seen, I believe that it’s a stepping stone for the children who want to do tennis even as a career in sports and we are all in to support this good cause,” he stated.
The National Coordinator of Ghana Wheelchair Tennis, Mr. Henry Larbi, called on all corporate and developmental organizations to support Ghana Wheelchair Tennis.
Two physically challenged children, Francis Acquah and Gafaru Mohammed, were selected among over 50 participants at the end of the clinic to represent Ghana at the prestigious ITF Johan Cruyff Africa Regional Juniors Camp in South Africa from September 28 to October 5, 2015.
Ghana Wheelchair Tennis (GWT), in partnership with Pricelessmom Foundation, is set to organise a historic 2nd National Juniors Wheelchair Tennis Clinic dubbed ‘2015 YakDan National Wheelchair Tennis Camp’ for children with disability aged between 12 to 18 years at the Kumasi Sports stadium Tennis Court on Saturday, 30 May, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Under the auspices of Ghana Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Federation, with support from the Johan Cruyff Foundation in the Netherlands and the Ashanti Regional Tennis Association, the GWT aims to change perceptions about people with disability and breaking barriers through the programme.
About 70 children with physical disability and other types of disability accompanied by their respective sports masters are expected to take part in the fun filled exercise under the theme, “Breaking Barriers through Wheelchair Tennis.”
The clinic is to select 2 prospective junior players to represent Ghana at the Johan Cruyff Africa Regional Juniors Camp in South Africa from 28th September to 5th October 2015
Ghanaian rapper-Eazzy joined and the Hypenet foundation over the Easter holidays in Eastern Region to donate and spend time with the visually impaired students of AKUAPEMMAN secondary school.
They donated sum of money to enable the repair and maintenance of technical equipment, a new sound system to aid in lecturing and learning for the visually impaired and also refreshments to celebrate the Easter Monday.
HypeNet Foundation is a social media marketing, advertising and advertising group for events, products, music and many other ventures.
Ahuofe Patri who has become some sort of celebrity—courtesy YouTube and the Boys Kasa short comedy videos, donated several items to children admitted to the At Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on her birthday.
Surely, it’s good that Ahoufe Patri has recognised the need to give back in her little way to society as a rising star—something most of our celebrities seem to be doing on an annual basis.
Together, we can put smile on the face of the poor and the needy!
Check below for photos from Ahoufe Patri’s donations…
Apart from the fact that there is more blessing in giving than receiving, helping those who are genuinely in need is what makes us humans—and for Bola Ray, real name-Kwabena Anokye Adisi, this means a lot to him than most privileged Ghanaians.
As part of his annual donation geared towards elevating the situations of children in need, Bola Ray who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Starr 103.5 FM has donated a Mitsubishi Pajero to the SOS Children’s village in Tema.
Considering the financial constraints those in charge of the orphanage have to work with, Bola Ray and his Empire Foundation have made it a duty to help supplant provision of the needs of the children on a regular basis, hence Sunday’s donation exercise.
“Apart from the Pajero, other items that were donated include bags of rice, washing powder, packs of indomie, exercise books, toiletries, drinking water, packs of soft drink and an undisclosed amount of money” reports StarrFmOnline.Com.
Speaking at the donation, Bola Ray attributed the initiative to his wife-Dorcas Anokye Adisi—as the sweet brain behind the vehicle donation and also urged the managers of the orphanage to ensure the vehicle serves its purpose of transporting children to the hospital during emergencies.
There is never a better way for someone to put smiles on the faces of others than to spend quality time with them.
This is exactly what versatile Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown, with support from Taabea Herbal Mixture – chose to do this year as part of her social responsibilities as she celebrated the New Year with children of Mampong Babies Home – an orphanage established in 1967 and situated at Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
Taking inspiration from the saying, “there’s more happiness in giving than in receiving”, the award-winning actress is determined on practicing the former as long as she lives even though she has been embarking on such worthy causes.
According to her, it’s very pathetic to come across people (especially kids) who have lost their parents and do not experience parental warmth and care from their biological parents. “Drawing close to them, showing them affection, and putting smiles on their faces make them feel loved”, she stated.
“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Albert Schweitzer.
Today, the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF), lead by Juliet Ibrahim, her mum; Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Ibrahim and her sister Sonia Ibrahim made time out to put smiles on the faces of 5 patients with hronic liver ailments by donating funds raised from the annual JIF Charity Halloween party held in Accra on the 1st November.
Some of the beneficiaries have either one damaged kidney or two and go through gruelling dialysis sessions 3 to 2 times a week and may do that for the rest of their lives till they can get donors and raise funds for kidney transplant someday.
Whilst having a kidney transplant remains a dream for most of them , JIF still tries in their own little way to lend helping hands to people suffering from kidney related ailments by creating awareness through public service campaign, community and online education and also by payiny for dialysis treatments.
Ghanaian actress – Joselyn Dumas – on Thursday November 6, 2014 teamed up with ‘Forces Help Ghana’ (FHG), a Foundation set up by Ghanaian born British army officers, to clean Kotobabi township.
The clean-up exercise, which involved the services of Zoomlion and the community members, was a move initiated by the actress to embolden Ghanaians to keep their surroundings clean. This, according to her, “will go a long way in eradicating the outbreak of cholera in the country.”
As part of the clean-up exercise, Miss Dumas and a public health nurse from the La Polyclinic encouraged and educated the community members on the need to always keep their locality unpolluted.
“We as citizens of Ghana do not need to embark on something big before we can do away with cholera. It’s the little things like washing our hands with soap any time we visit the lavatory & before we eat, cleaning our surroundings frequently, and disposing of garbage at the right places that matter” Joselyn stated.
One of the concerns raised by the community members is how difficult it is for them in finding a place to attend nature’s call when there is the need to do so. They therefore called on Miss Dumas to carry their message across to the government.
Actress/TV personality – Joselyn Dumas – as part of her social responsibilities has taken upon herself to embark on a campaign dubbed ‘Xcholera Campaign’ to help fight cholera in the country.
Already, Joselyn Dumas has visited places like the Okaishie and Kaneshie markets to educate traders on the need to keep their environments clean. Yesterday (29th October, 2014), Miss Dumas and her team took the campaign to the Nima market to sensitize the traders.
In her submission, she emphasised on the need to regularly wash our hands with soap, eat hot foods, and keep our surroundings free from filth. These, according to her, are simple practices we can embark on to get rid of the deadly disease.
Miss Ghana 2013 ambassador, Nadia Ntanu, has graced a special inauguration ceremony of a child protection centre at the Catholic-run institute, Don Bosco.
Ntanu was part of a core of specially invited persons for the inauguration of the first-ever Child Protection Centre (CPC) in Ghana under the auspices of the Don-Bossco Technical and Vocational Training Institute spearheaded by the Salesians of Don Bosco under the West Africa Province
The facility, a state of the art building, is two-storey each, with sick bay and a cafeteria.
The centre among other things is to help rehabilitate neglected and vulnerable street children as well as provide psychological, social and academic training.
The people of Kaneshie yesterday (October 1, 2014) had their fair share of education on cholera when Ghanaian actress and TV personality – Joselyn Dumas – stormed the Kaneshie market with her ongoing ‘Xcholera Campaign’.
The campaign, which aims at increasing education and awareness on the outbreak of the deadly disease, was received very well by the market folks from beginning to the end.
Miss Dumas, at the occasion, addressed quite a number of significant issues that could result in contracting cholera. Notwithstanding, she as well gave practical advice on various ways to prevent this deadly disease.
Speaking to the media, Miss Dumas said; “I am overwhelmed by the response and turnout here. The people here are very discerning and lovely. Some have taken instant action by cleaning their selling spots after hearing the message. Not only that, they have pledged to continue doing so. I pray they do just as they have said.”
The Miss Ghana Foundation has donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Orthopedic Training Centre at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The donation forms part of series of charity activities for the year.
Items including noodles, cereals and beverages among others were donated to the facility.
The exercise was also in fulfillment of Nadia Ntanu, the reigning Miss Ghana Brand Ambassador’s resolve to continue from where her predecessor’s left off by strengthening the Foundation’s goals of ensuring such laudable projects are sustainable.
Hello Guys, I just for the below email from UNICEF UK—and I’ve decided to share it with those of you who want to make a change in Africa in relationship the ‘Children in Danger from Ebola’.
Recently, Bill Gate through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated/pledged 50 million dollars to help fight Ebola in Africa and the interesting part of this is that, he has no family in Africa—and he is not even one of us.
If those far from the situation are chipping in hugely to make a change, why can’t those of us from the continent chip in small amounts to help protect our future leaders, the children from this deadly disease.
UNICEF is a UN charity and as such, your donation will definitely go to the stated cause.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever, killing more than 2,000 people and infecting a further 4,000. Hundreds of vulnerable children have been left orphaned, with many more at risk from the disease.
The situation is critical. Ebola is spreading at alarming speed, with previously safe countries confirming new cases of the virus. 4.5 million children under 5 are living in areas affected by Ebola and are in danger.
I am appealing for your help to protect these children and their communities. We need to act now to stop the spread of this deadly disease.
A £35 gift could provide simple yet life saving medical equipment like protective gloves and goggles
UNICEF is on the ground, working with partners to provide care and support for vulnerable children. We are helping to provide tents for temporary health centres, as well as medical supplies for hospitals and health workers. Please help today with an emergency gift of £35
We are in a race against time to contain the outbreak. Children are in immediate danger and without emergency support, thousands more lives could be lost. Please donate today so we can help vulnerable children affected by the Ebola virus.
Okyeame Kwame Foundation together with MDS Lancet Laboratories, Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Roche and Ridge Hospital RPD on Saturday, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra.
More than 500 people benefitted from the charity event. Three hundred, out of the 500 beneficiaries, will go for the additional two injections at the Adabraka Ridge hospital, free of charge, to complete the entire course.
The Rapper observed that the youth turned out for the screening this year and expressed appreciation for the turnout. “I am really glad to see most of the young people come for the screening. This is to say that the youth is giving attention to health and this also indicates that we are moving in the right direction as a people,” says Okyeame Kwame.
He also told journalists that the charity screening and vaccination project is aimed at educating people about the disease and also helping curb it.
For his part, the president of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Mr. Theobald Owusu Ansah, called on the government to give much attention to Hepatitis B.
African dancehall king Samini extend a hand of help to less privileged and needy children at an abandoned orphanage school in Accra on African Union day-May 25.
As a prelude to the launch of his child foundation, Ghana’s Dancehall artiste Samini together with Kaakie, Noble Nketia and the whole Higrade Family on AU day visited a school at Awoshie in Accra to dine with the kids and donate some money for the management of the school.
As part of his social responsibility, Ghana’s Dancehall artiste, Samini, on Saturday partied with the underprivileged children at the Enough Grace Complex at Awoshie.
The gesture was to put smiles on the faces of the children and also ease any form hardship at the school. It was also part of activities to mark as a prelude to the launch of his foundation.
Speaking at the ceremony, the founder of the school Mariam Adeibi expressed her happiness for Samini’s gesture.
“Some of the kids haven’t see Samini before, they’ve never been on television before, they’ve never had a party like this to mingle with the privileged. This is the first time, so I think it will go a long way to help them.”
On Saturday 17th May 2014, the GUBA Foundation will be hosting its fourth autism awareness seminar at the Resource for London Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
The seminar which is free to attend, promises a platform for Service Providers such as Child behaviour and development specialists, to impart knowledge and offer support to autistic families. Attendees also get the opportunity to communicate, share experiences and learn practical solutions to everyday problems in regards to autism.
Previous seminars have contributed positively towards raising awareness about the prevalence of autism within the African community; in turn, helped to alleviate several misconceptions about autism. It has also brought autistic families together, offered financial and emotional support for struggling families.
Autism affects one in every 100 people in the UK. Over 100,000 people living with this condition come from Black or Ethnic Minority (BME) communities. Despite this substantial figure, people from the BME community are typically diagnosed later than their Caucasian counterparts. One of the core aims of this upcoming seminar is to educate the BME community to help eradicate the stigma and misconceptions about autism; as it often hinders efforts to manage autistic people effectively within the community.
Some of Ghana’s known faces have signed up to the Protect the Goal campaign of the United Nations’ body for HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS.
At a ceremony held in Accra on Tuesday, the known faces including Sandra Ankobiah, Nana Aba Anamoah, Ama K. Abebrese, Elikem Kumordzi and Edem among a host of others pledged their commitment to the theme of the campaign, which seeks among other things to sustain the gains being made against the spread of the epidemic in Ghana.
Taking different turns, they also recorded short video messages, calling on the millions who look up to them to adhere to safe sex, as it was a sure way of achieving targets of zero new HIV infections.
They also called for zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
Togolese international football star-Emmanuel Adebayor, who has made Ghana his home and has embraced several industry persons as brothers, has once again showed that, he is an exceptional celebrity with a good heart.
To the surprise and joy of many, Adebayor is reported to have agreed to sponsor 3 children who have been attacked by a strange skin disease, which doctors at Jirapa, in the Upper West region, have failed to treat. The current medical bill run into several thousands of dollars and it is expected to increase as treatment continues.
Apart from the commendations coming from those who’ve heard of Adebayor’s move to save these children, many are of the opinion that, our celebrities should adopt Adebayor’s kind heart—and do more to help the poor.
According to The Chronicle;
Mr. Adebayor, The Chronicle gathered, has already mandated his agent, Fred Nuamah, the Executive Director of Ghana Movies Award Foundation, to liaise with all persons and organizations trying to assist in treating the children.
In a telephone conversation from his base in the United Kingdom, Adebayor said he got to know about the plight of the children through a lady, Faustina Dakora, late last year. He subsequently asked Fred to contact the children through the lady, for further discussion.
Television Presenter, and Lawyer, Sandra Ankobiah has donated items worth thousands of Ghana cedi to the SOS Children’s village in Tema.
An act of kindness, the donation was made on Christmas day.
Items ranging from beverages, confectionaries and toiletries were donated to the facility. She also donated an undisclosed amount of money to the institution.
Ankobiah, who was accompanied to the facility by her parents and little sister, said the exercise was in fulfilment of her Christian duties, and also in extending a helping hand to the needy and less privileged.
“In the spirit of giving this season, I and my family decided to come here and spend Christmas day with you, by donating these items.
“Small as they are, we hope they will be of good use to the children here.”
Director of the facility, Isaac Ackon, who received the items on behalf of the Children, said his outfit was thankful for the support, and would ensure they are put to good use.