The CEO of Nhyiramma Foundation, an NGO has been awarded the best Humanitarian woman for the year 2020 by the Humanitarian Awards Ghana for their outstanding role in supporting and improving the lives of people especially women and children in less privileged communities.
Speaking in an interview on the sidelines after the event, the CEO of the foundation, Nana Adwoa Tutuwaa said despite the challenges facing NGOs across the globe particularly in Ghana, they continue to play a very important role in the lives of humanity.
She, therefore, advised people in privileged positions not to relent in their effort towards supporting charitable organisations to enable them to continuously assist the needy.
She stated "There are still people out there who still have some perception about NGO’s not living up to expectations but enriching themselves at the expense of the needy, but I must say there are a good number of them doing the right thing and putting smiles on the faces of people in society."
"I have still remained relevant over the years as a result of the love and passion for the work. It is a God-given mandate which makes me restless if I fail to meet the needs of people who have to be supported."
Having been awarded by GOWA as SHERO of the year and also as a woman in philanthropy both in 2019 by the national philanthropy excellence award, she expressed her excitement and commitment to continue to support humanity irrespective of the numerous challenges confronting the work of NGO's.
She also appealed to stakeholders, corporate bodies and individuals to extend a helping hand to NGO’S in their effort to create meaningful lives for the less privileged in society.
When asked why she has been supporting women and children, Adwoa Tutuwaa said due to the important role mothers play in the socio-economic development of the country especially in raising children even in challenging times, the foundation decided to make children and women issues their priority.
She said "mothers we will do everything to take care of their children, we realized that there are mothers who need little support to raise their children when women are supported, empowered to be financially independent, it goes a long way to help the family even if the father is not in a capacity to help them. It even addresses marital challenges such as divorce, brings peace and harmony at home."
Nhyramma Foundation which started five years ago is rural-community driven and has been supporting children, mothers by paying their school fees, providing educational needs, shelter, and financial support among others.
Apart from supporting the less-privileged mothers and children in deprived communities in diverse ways, the Foundation has also established a business venture in Accra to enable them to expand their scope of operations to all parts of the country.
She commended the organisers for their role in recognizing the work of NGOs in Ghana and appealed to individuals, corporate bodies, stakeholders among others to extend a hand to the needy in society to help meet the needs of children who are the future of the country.
"You don’t need so much before you can help someone in need, a little assistance whichever form will help meet the need of a mother and child" he stated.
Other award winners included Irene Shirley Thompson who received the best Humanitarian Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year (Mama Italy Foundation).
Health Support Foundation was also adjudged the Best Humanitarian Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year.
The event which was held in Accra brought together dignitaries, humanitarians from Ghana and abroad.
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