Diasporian News of Thu, 19 Jan 20174
Kwakwaduam Association of New York Celebrates
... 2016 End of Year Fundraising Annual Dinner Dance
Kwakwaduam Association of New York has celebrated its 2016 Annual End of Year Dinner Dance over the MLK weekend in the Bronx. The theme for the fund-raising was “Enhancing Maternal Care in Ghana – the Obstetric Delivery Kit Project” and was to raise money to buy 2,000 Obstetric Delivery Kits for effective deliveries and to enhance the quality of work done by midwives in Ghana.
Dr. Kwame Aniapam Boafo, a Gynecologist in Albert Einstein Medical College and Consultant to Kwakwaduam launched the Fund raising campaign and amplified the disease burden of our mothers delivering in abject conditions in the villages of Ghana and how the Delivery Kits would enhance the quality of care delivered to our mothers.
The Chairperson for the occasion was Ms. Florence Thorson-Hart a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch with Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie an OB/GYN at Bronx Lebanon in the Bronx as the Co-Chairperson. They both sympathized with the predicament of our women during prenatal care and delivery and supported the fundraising initiative. Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie made comparisons between Nigerian and Ghana and said our women suffer the same fate.
The President of the Organization Mr. Mark Saforo said Kwakwaduam continues to do well and thanked all those who have supported the Organization over the years. He said Kwakwaduam membership was open to all those who share the vision of the Organization that the best part of every person’s life is what he or she gave back to society. He enumerated the impressive list of projects undertaken by Kwakwaduam over the years. He thanked his Executive for a work well done and recognized some dignitaries present (Nana Nyaadu, Mr and Mrs Lokko of Ablade, Dr Kofi Boateng, Dr. Asiedu and the Executive Director of Family Link
Awards were presented to deserving members of the Community and Members of Kwakwaduam. Community Service awards went to Mr Ofori Anor (Former Executive Secretary of NCOGA) and Dr. Adam (An Internist). Ms Genevieve Aku, Mr Eric Frimpong and Michael Ofori received awards for their outstanding contribution to the success of the Organization.
Dr. Kofi Boateng CEO of the Harlem Development Corporation , New York, praised Kwakwaduam for the classy function and reiterated the need for Ghanaians Living Abroad to organize so as to able to make a difference in the development of Ghana.
The function was well organized and fun filled. The food was excellent and DJ Rockson kept everybody dancing all night. Media activity was provided by Francis Boanoh and his FAWEB Solutions, not to mention the MC Patrick Akosah who was electrifying and also received an award for his immense contribution to Kwakwaduam
Please send your Contribution for the Obstetric Delivery Project to
Kwakwaduam Association Inc, Parkchester Station, P. O. Box 292, Bronx, NY. 10462