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Church’s Donation Highlights International Women's Day Celebration in Ekumfi Ekrawfo, Ghana

Traditional and inter-faith leaders join Church leaders at donation ceremony

Elder Anthony Kaku, an Area Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with traditional and community leaders and the donated supplies and equipment on 8 March 2024.2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

On 8 March 2024, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in celebration of International Women’s Day, donated food, sanitation supplies, school supplies, as well as wheelchairs and crutches to local agencies in Ekumfi Ekrawfo, Ghana. The recipient agencies serve individuals with developmental and physical disabilities in the Central Region of Ghana. The donations were made to the Queen Mother of Ekumfi, Nana Esi Ninsin VIII at a ceremony held at the Ekimfi Ekrawfo Community Centre.

The theme of the donation ceremony was "Count her in," focusing on women with disabilities and mothers with special children in rural areas. Attending the donation ceremony were many traditional and interfaith leaders from the Central Region.

Attending the event was Nana Gyaben VIII, Ekumfi Nyimfahen and Chief of Ekrawfo, and Nana Benyiwa VI, Paramount Queen Mother of Ekumfi Traditional Area. Both the Chief and Paramount Queen Mother spoke to the gathering at the beginning of the ceremony.

“The items you have provided us are overwhelming,” said the Chief. “You have brought them to us at no cost, to console us, and we are very grateful. You have chosen to help the most needy of our people.”

The Paramount Queen Mother said, “On this very special day, when we honor women from throughout the world, you have brought a special ambiance to Ekumfi. God bless you.”

Pastor Joseph Kwabena Amoaning of the Apostolic Church of Ekumfi offered the Christian prayer and Maulvi Faheem Ahmad Khadim, principal of the Jamiatul Mubashireen, offered a Muslim Prayer.

Representing the Church at the ceremony was Elder Anthony Kaku, an Area Seventy in the Cape Coast area of Ghana. 

“Today we celebrate women and girls throughout the world," he said. "We recognize their accomplishments, we treasure them, we value them. Men and women stand as equals in God’s eyes, both bearing his image. He values women and their contributions to His divine plan."

He added that, “Our gift today is to help those of our Heavenly Father's children who may struggle with challenges in this life. People with disabilities deserve to live a full life, full of love, and with the same opportunities that all children have. We are so blessed to be here today with those selfless individuals who care for these special children of God. We hope that our gift today may in some small way ease your burdens and bless the lives of these children.”

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