Intensify support for women, girls for development
A call has been made to organisations and well-meaning individuals to give support to women and girls in society in order to harness their potentials for development.
This call was made when the AJ Foundation-Ghana in collaboration with Andrey Julia Dashin’s Foundation donated assorted items to the Hour of Grace Children’s Home at Huhunya in the Eastern Region, last weekend.
Dubbed “Feeding the Kids”, the foundation presented both consumable products and household accessories to the rehabilitation home.
According to Lady Akpene Justine Egbenya, Founder of AJ Foundation, it was important for individuals to lend a helping hand to children living in deprived communities.
She underscored that, giving children their basic needs such food, clothing, and shelter helped make their dream a reality indicating that, caring for the needy children cintributed to eliminating hunger among African children which she called “Zero Hunger for the Needy Children”.
Lady Akpene said that, the purpose for the donation to the children at Hour of Grace Children’s Home was to help sustain them in their day-to-day activities as part of harnessing their potentials for the future.
Highlighting on the “Zero Hunger for the Needy Children”, the Founder said it aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal one which is “to end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030”.
According to her, the mission of AJ Foundation-Ghana was to create awareness and provide healing, hope for the communities towards achieving quality health care, quality education, zero hunger and entrepreneurship development.
Narrating an ordeal, she went through while growing up, she said “I grew up in a village where we had no health facilities and health workers to cater for patients suffering from a disease”. stressing that, one would have to travel a long distance between six and 10 miles before accessing healthcare.
This, she said, endangered health conditions in deprived communities and must be a thing of the past.
According to the Founder, the foundation had made several donations in some parts of the regions since its establishment five years ago.
“it has empowered women and given equal opportunities to children in deprived communities”, she added.
Mr. Lawrence Gbengor, Father of the Children’s Home received the items and commended the foundation for the gesture shown to the children.
Mr. Clifford Ewudzie, a representative of AJD Foundation also said that he was always happy to see smiles on the faces of under privileged children who got support from philanthropists and benevolent organisations.
From Alfred Nii Arday Ankrah, Huhunya,E/R.