It was all joy and smiles on the faces of over 300 widowers, widows & orphans who received free food items from EL-Yasad Foundation, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) base in Accra.
The widowers, widows & orphans were drawn from Shiabu, a suburb of Ablekuma West constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
This was through the annual ‘food giveaway” initiative by Elyashad Foundation, which is in its fifth year.
The project, which is under the NGO, is part of its corporate social responsibility to make widowers, widows & orphans have a feel of the yuletide.
Caption: Some of the widowers in queue to collect their package
They were showered with freebies such as bags of rice, cooking oil, tin-tomatoes, and several other items.
Speaking in an interview with Today, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Foundation, Evangelist Robert Kumi revealed that the donation was fifth in the series aside the other humanitarian activities the foundation has been undertaken in the community.
According to him, Shiabu Electoral Area is one of the poorest community among the communities in the Ablekuma West constituency enclave, hence his foundation’s desire to lend a hand to widowers, widows and orphans.
“We are of the view that as many abled couples make merry, the widowers, widows & orphans who through no fault of theirs should be supported as we all celebrate the birth of Christ” Evangelist Kumi indicated.
Caption: Widowers, Widows and Orphans seated
He revealed that the foundation’s target for year 2019 is to register about 300 widowers, widows and orphans in the Shiabu communities onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Evangelist Kumi used the opportunity to caution parents, especially, those in the Shiabu community and its surroundings to stop spending their little resources on social events but rather use it to invest in their children’s education.
He is therefore appealing to corporate bodies, churches as well as individuals to come and support their activities and programs to enable enroll more people onto the NHIS.
Caption: Evangelist Robert Kumi, CEO of the Foundation