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Mama Effe – Nhyira Abodoo supports orphans, needy & PWDs with Ghc200, 000

It was a defining moment of joy and gratitude at the forecourts of Luv FM and Nhyira FM of the Multimedia Group Limited when twenty five orphanages received food items and cash amounts on the 22nd occasion of Nhyira Abodoo.

Spearheaded by celebrated media personality Queen Eleanor Effe Amanor affectionately known in the media as Mama Effe; the annual Christmas Charity event brings together orphans, widows, persons with disability and the needy to be ministered to in gifts, encouragement and merry making.

In the spirit of giving occasioned by the message of Christmas, the orphanages and care homes received food items including bags of rice, cooking oil, drinks, bread, cakes and other confectioneries to augment feeding in their care homes.

Beneficiaries mainly orphans who made it to the event ground were treated to good music; amusement games and competitions with lots of food to party off the afternoon.

Addressing the gathering; Mama Effe indicated that her desire was to always see to the welfare of the vulnerable in society while ensuring that such persons were not left out of celebrations as Christmas.

“What breaks my heart is to hear that some people celebrated the Christmas eating all the Chicken, drinks, biscuits and toffies while others had nothing. Our biggest desire is to make the poor and destitute have a reason to smile,” she stated.

Mama Effe who retains the crown as Queen of Humanitarian Affairs conferred by the Prince Hampel World Outreach; acknowledged all individuals, institutions, churches and groups who continue to support her humanitarian efforts year on year.

I might not remember all but I will acknowledge many who have supported me including: Kakyire Badu Agro Chemicals; Nana Amo of the Goil Fuel Station at Maxima; My friend the Presiding Elder of the Apostolic Continuation Church and his wife in Germany; Virtuous Women in Amsterdam; Diamond Ladies, Exclusive Ladies in UK; Women of Substance, the Royals, the Pentecost Church, Methodist and all the churches I visit when I go outside.

Appreciation

Representatives of the homes were elated to have their orphans enjoy a good time with a lot of items and cash to go back with.

Madam Jacoba Osei from the Save Our Lives Ghana told INEWSLENS.COM, “on behalf of all the orphans, my fellow orphanages, I want to say a big thank you to Mama Effe, Nhyira FM and all the generous persons who gave in support of this huge work.

“We pray for blessings and continue to offer prayers asking God to grant them long life and prosperity as they give towards a good course,” she entreated.

Head for King Jesus Orphanage, one of the orphanages which has received support from Nhyira Abodoo for a decade, Benedict Nyamador commended Mama Effe and her team for sustaining the project to the benefit of several care facilities.

“Every year they call us. We come here to eat, drink and have fun and we are still leaving with many things. We pray for long life and protection for Mama Effe and all who give to support this course” she commended.

An excited little girl who couldn’t bottle in her joy prayed for Mama Effe and all who gave, to be blessed with smart children who will grow to do exploits to bring them joy and fulfillment.

“I listened to all that Mama Effe said. I pray that when Mama Effe and her people give birth, their children will be smart and bring them a lot of joy and happiness,” she prayed.

Cash Donation

A rather magnanimous addition to the outreach, something rarely seen during such benevolent gestures, was the addition of cash amounts distributed according to the size and number of persons each home was catering for.

With an amount of a hundred and fifty thousand Cedis (Ghc150,000) set aside for the outreach; each home, special school and recognized disability group received between eight thousand cedis (GHc8,000) and five thousand Cedis (GHc5000).

These funds will go a long way to help the homes honor financial expenses, maintain their facilities; pay bills, fees and other overhead costs involved in keeping their institutions running.

Showering prayers of long life and prosperity for benefactors; Adelaide Yirenkyiwaa from the SOS Children’s Villages pointed out that the eight thousand cedi cash donation would help send their eligible students to the Senior High and Tertiary Institutions.

“We have 14 students who have passed their exams to be enrolled in the Senior High Schools in January. Some have also passed their WASSCE and would need funds to enter the Universities. Without these contributions; we are unable to do these things,” she shared.

After disbursing the cash together with the Accounts and Finance directors of the Multimedia Group in Kumasi; the Programs Manager for Nhyira FM Benjamin Ocran reiterated the commitment of the Media Company to expand the project to include renovation of some facilities in some dilapidated care homes.

“We have visited some of the homes and seen some of the serious concerns around your facilities and the deplorable nature of where some live. We are praying for more resources to expand this project to among several other plans, tackle some of these problems to give you a comfortable place to live,” he disclosed.

Scholarships

As part of her passion to empower people with the education and vocational skills required to attain sustainable livelihoods, Mama Effe announced that an extra fifty thousand cedi package had been set aside to continue supporting students enjoying scholarships under her care.

She told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador; several students had been supported to achieve their academic goals with beneficiaries in Ghana’s Universities alone, numbering at least fifteen.

Recounting some success stories, she narrated a touching story about a visually impaired lady whom she supported all the way through senior high school and the university after meeting her through a near car crush.

I can boldly say I have given scholarships to some 15 students in Universities across the country. The recent was a lady who walked into the road while I was driving. I nearly knocked her down so I called and asked why her problem was.”

“She apologized and explained she could not see. She told me her siblings had refused to accompany her to purchase something.”

“After chatting with her, I found out she was a student at the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School and decided to support her. She is now a graduate teacher who came out with a first class from the University of Education Winneba.

Her education support initiative has also helped some nursing students and a first class ICT student of the University of Development Studies whose mother died two days after asking Mama Effe to help her child through school.

“There is another graduate nurse I met some years back when he was a mason. He couldn’t afford it so I supported him through the Garden City University College and now he is off to do his masters outside the country.”

Background

The Nhyira Abodoo Charity project was birthed in the year 2000 when a midwife approached Mama Effe at Luv FM to seek support for some abandoned children whose mothers died during birth.

The good hearted nurse worked in a community which deemed such children a bad omen for their families and rejected them outright; leaving them in the hospitals.

From a humble beginning of gathering support for this woman to cater for the orphans at Agroyesum a town in the Amansie South district of the Ashanti Region, the project grew into a big success feeding hundreds of orphans every year at the Kejetia Market.

The venue for these annual missions switched to the fore courts of Nhyira and Luv FM when the Kejetia Market was cordoned off for reconstruction.

Nhyira Aboodoo has culminated into a flagship on the calendar of the Multimedia Group Limited and undoubtedly a lifeline and source of sustenance for several orphanages, care homes, widows, the needy and persons with disability.

By:inewslens.com/Ivan Heathcote – Fumador

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