DAF, MAIF build continued collaboration in a post-coronavirus world

Mon, 1 Jun 2020 Source: Michael Walsh, Contributor

H.E. Ambassador Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission of the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) and Nadia Murabet, President of Miracle Africa International Foundation (MAIF) announced a continued collaboration between their respective organizations.

As the world slowly regains its strength from the Coronavirus pandemic and countries begin to count the cost on human and social life, while at the same time plan ways to rebuild communities with new roles and responsibilities, the time for proactive participation in support of the unprecedented health crisis is more important than at any time in recent memory.

The need to provide concrete actions and material support is one of the reasons why the Miracle Africa International Foundation (MAIF) and the Diaspora African Forum (DAF), have joined forces with the Diaspora office of the President in Ghana to safeguard the health of children and elderly citizens.

The Diaspora African Forum (DAF) is the first and only diplomatic mission in the world, devoted to the recognition and re-integration of the African Diaspora, based in Ghana and accredited by the African Union. DAF has helped ensure ground-breaking policy changes on the continent for African Diaspora to live, work, visit and invest in Africa.

Miracle Africa International Foundation (MAIF) works to provide a better quality of life for Africans by initiating and implementing projects and programs that target sustainable development, stability and global peace for positive world transformation.

The foundation uses arts, culture, music and sports events to promote initiatives, create awareness campaigns and build bridges of peace and understanding through education.

Miracle Africa International Foundation and Diaspora African Forum donated masks and protective face shields at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic to the Kumasi Children's Home in Ghana.

In addition, masks were also donated to an elderly care home in Gambibgo, outside Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana thanks to the assistance of Dr. Nadia Adongo Musah, President of the Ntuune Pogyua Foundation.

“A special thank you to the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) and Miracle Africa International Foundation (MAIF) for the support of face masks and shields. We believe in taking care of our elderly,” Dr. Nadia Adongo Musah said.

Masks and shields were also donated to the Family Child & Associates medical center which focuses on adult care and family health and infectious disease prevention and treatment.

The masks and shields were locally produced by Sixteen47 Ghana Ltd., a garment factory based in Accra, under the direction and support of owner and CEO Nura Archer.

Dr Erieka Bennett, Diaspora African Forum Ambassador said, “We are delighted to continue our long-lasting relationship with the Miracle Africa International Foundation through this much needed example of caring and sharing. The Covid-19 pandemic interrupted our efforts at the beginning of March, but our continuing collaboration inspired us to find new energy to protect those most at risk and restore hope and optimism for a better future”.

“The opportunity to ensure good health and safety for local communities, in addition to the importance of social distancing, personal hygiene and education lies at the heart of all our efforts to defeat this global pandemic,” said Nadia Murabet.

“We are proud to collaborate with Diaspora African Forum and the donation of these masks and shields in such a troubled moment for global populations is a sign of solidarity and support during this most difficult of times”.

Source: Michael Walsh, Contributor
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