‘We Can’ Foundation to be Launched

WE CAN Foundation, a Ghanaian US-based charity organization will on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 be launched at the Lilies of the Field Academy, Osu-Accra. Founded by Solomon Annin, the young Ghanaian who is a gospel minister, inspirational speaker, songwriter and a US Army personnel, the WE CAN campaign is a course to reach out to people in the rural  areas, peril-urban who are going through hardships. The foundation is focused on helping the less privileged ones in the Ghanaian and African society as a whole.

The donation event will be the first official project to be carried out by the foundation. It is also in a special way to mark the birthday of the founder and CEO, Private Min. Solomon Annin.

The venue of the event will be the Lilies of the Field Academy located at Osu in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The event will be graced by the presence of some young folks making impacts on the lives of the less privileged in Ghana and parts of Africa such as Marcus Anafu “ The Youngest Philanthropist in Africa”, Akakpo Elikem Kwabla, the Public Relations Officer of Love Foundation Club, Juana Boateng, Nana Kofi Appau and other young Ghanaians who are into charity.

The event is to serve as a kick-start for upcoming projects of the ‘We Can’ campaign. Few projects to follow up are the provision of educational materials for some rural area schools in Ghana, distribution of footwear to students living in deprived areas, granting of educational scholarships, among others.

“We Can” as the name of the foundation cum the campaign suggests the hope of these young Ghanaians both home and abroad who believe it is we ourselves that can help our motherland come out of her predicaments and afflictions. The ‘We Can’ campaign thus incites in all Ghanaians and Africans our individual roles in making this our world of fragile peace and broken promises, sicknesses, hunger, homelessness and streetism, poverty and death.

The launching will of the We Can Foundation at Lilies of the Field is to as part of the foundation’s mission put smile on the faces of the less privileged and afflicted. There will be donation of items ranging from assorted food items, academic materials, clothes and others. The event is supported greatly by Love Foundation Club. There is a heartfelt call to the general public to support the “We Can Campaign” through donations and volunteerism.

Written by Akakpo Elikem Kwabla

Love Foundation Club Carries Out Charity Outreach at Akpatoeme

In the true spirit of Christmas, as it should be, the hardworking youthful team members of Love Foundation Club (LFC) as the Wise men did in the nativity story of our Lord Jesus Christ left their families and friends and travelled all the way from their various towns and cities across the country to embark on a love outreach program. The team of young people under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, Marcus Anafu arrived at Denu in the Ketu South Municipal Assembly of the Volta Region on the festive afternoon of January 1, 2018.

The team on the second day of the New Year which was the Day 1 of their outreach program with the people of Akpatoeme went around the village from home to home sharing the glad tidings of the yuletide and the message of love of Christ. The team also used the opportunity to invite the people to the following day’s donation exercise.

At a durbar of people on the afternoon of the same day, the team was invited to make a speech as visiting friends. Mr. Edward Mifetu who spoke on behalf of the Founder and CEO and the whole club spoke to the people on the importance of kindness. He identified kindness to one another as a sure way of helping ourselves out of our poverty and our needs making a special reference to the Scripture text that says “there is blessing in giving than receiving”. In that spirit of joy brought to the people of Akpatoeme, the team joined the people and danced to the tunes of the traditional songs and dances performed by the people.

On January 3, which was the day of the donation exercise, the team with the help of some of her dedicated members who are good barbers barbered a large number of the people comprising both the young and old.

The CEO, Mr. Marcus Love Anafu while giving a speech promised the people of a comeback visit which will involve a medical outreach and additional donation of items. Food items and drinks were served and there was a blissful chair dancing competition heralded by the LFC team which got all the people present smiling. Some items which were donated are clothes for both the young and old, mosquito nets and mats (for the aged).

There was a great atmosphere of happiness as the children received the clothes. An observation made was that, most of the kids have only what they were wearing on them as at the time of the donation. Some were also seen almost naked or covered with torn dresses and this got some members of the club to go into their own bags to give out their dresses in addition to the ones shared.

An elder of the town, Mr. Christian Ahiabli following the promise of the CEO of the club pleaded the group to remember their promise of coming back. He also thanked the group for the kind gesture of charity shown to the community, stating that it was the first of its kind in the village.

Akpatoeme is a community of about four villages located near Dzodze-Penyi in the Ketu North District Assembly. The community of these four villages are mainly farmers who survive on cassava and maize cropping. Akpatoeme can only boast of electricity and a school which serves all the neighbouring villages. The community needs good drinking water, a clinic, toilets and other social amenities that will make life easier for them. A call was made to the government and other NGOs and the general public to come to their aid through Love Foundation Club.

By Akakpo Elikem Kwabla, Public Relations Officer, LFC