The world continues to make efforts in fighting global hunger. And rightly so because food is one of the necessities of life. The United Nations through its Sustainable Development Goals is working towards a better and sustainable future for all. With SDGs number 2 putting the spotlight on “Zero Hunger”, countries are entreated to do their bit to support the fight at the global level.
Ghana is among the many countries who are working hard to achieve the realization of a “zero hunger’ world”. At the national level, the implementation of the School Feeding Programme is reducing hunger and keeping more children in school. But the fact remains that a lot more needs to be done in bridging the gap on food insecurity.
When we talk about food insecurity, orphans and homeless children suffer its repercussions the most. It is in this light that the Elite Ladies Club (ELC), an NGO in USA with presence in Ghana, has taken it upon itself to support some orphanages in Ghana. On Sunday 3rd January 2021, the club reached out to the Amadies Foundation Orphanage Home in Jacobu in the Ashanti Region with a donation. The donation included food items such as bags of rice, sugar, gallons of cooking oil, cases of drinks, assorted biscuits and toiletries. In the spirit of merry making in the season, the club also served the children with deliciously prepared meals to enable them enjoy the holiday festivities. The home caters for about One Hundred children between the ages of 2 years and 15 years.
Representatives of the Elite Ladies in Ghana: Esther Boateng, Enid Ohenewaa, Anita Adu and Evelyn Gyamfi who presented the donation reiterated the club’s mission in building sustainable development and supporting underserved communities. Receiving the items, Madam Comfort Amadie, CEO of the orphanage was thankful to the club for the gesture and used the opportunity to appeal to the public to as a matter of urgency try to reach out to orphanages across the country to support their operations, thereby putting smiles on the faces of orphans and other needy children.
Elite Ladies Club has made similar donations in the last year to Royal Seed Orphanage Home in Central region, Nwamasi Community Clinic in Ashanti region, and Mamprobi Polyclinic in Accra. The organization has also been involved in many charitable events in the United States including feeding the homeless, donations to the needy, caregiving services at nursing homes and many others.
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