Akan Fekuw, a Ghanaian based Akan descent group based in Copenhagen, Denmark has donated a cheque of $500 to support the work of the Special Mothers Project.
The Special Mothers Project is an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy.
The donation was given as the group’s yearly award to a Ghanaian based organization to support Ghanaians championing worthy causes in Ghana
The Queenmother of Akan Fekuw, Nana Adwoa Fosuah Aduanwoma I presenting the cheque to Mrs Edith Hazel Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Royal Kingdom of Denmark. Looking on is Nana Owusu Danquah I, the Akanhene.
Nana Kwame Owusu Danquah I, newly installed chief of the Akan Fekuw Group who presented the cheque to Mrs Edith Hazel, Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark for onward submission to the recipient said in our little attempt to help those we left in mother Ghana, members of Akan Fekuw have chosen the Special Mothers Project in Ghana as the recipient of the Akan Fekuw award for 2016.
“Each time we celebrate this festival, we select an organisation to donate a small amount to. Over the years, the Akan Fekuw has donated monies to organisations like: The Korle-Bu Heart foundation, The School for Blind in Akropong, The SOS Childrens Village and the Talented Women’s Club in Kasoa.”
Nana Owusu Danquah I explained that the group celebrates a festival that brings people of Akan descent and for that matter Ghanaians in Denmark together each year to renew cultural ties and strengthen unity.
He said children with cerebral palsy in Ghana did not get the necessary education and basic health care as they were usually isolated from public activities hence the need to support the Special Mothers Project in their advocacy and awareness creation campaign.
He called on other organizations both home and abroad to support organizations like the Special Mothers Project to enhance the living standard of children with cerebral palsy.
Ms Perpetua Dufu, Director Europe Bureau of Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration who presented the cheque to Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special Mothers Project, acknowledged the lack of knowledge and awareness on cerebral palsy in Ghana.
She pledge her personal support to the organisation’s activities to enhance awareness creation on cerebral palsy issues in Ghana.
Mrs Hannah Awadzi expressed her gratitude to Akan Fekuw for the gesture and said the Special Mothers project will donate an amount of GHc500 to support the Multikids Foundation, an organization that advocates inclusion in the Ghanaian society.
“Multikids Foundation support the Special Mothers Project with free periodic therapy training sessions for parents especially mothers with children who have cerebral palsy.”
The Special Mothers Project has also adopted the Madina Demonstration School, a Unit/Special government school in Madina to upgrade to enable children with CP attend the school.
Mrs Awadzi said children with cerebral palsy in Ghana are usually denied access to basic education because of their inability to walk, talk or sit and said the donation will go a long way to enhance the advocacy project.
She called on other organizations to support the project to reach out to children with cerebral palsy.